Of today’s L.A. Times Calendar section letters (there’s no link, they don’t post these online), there were two I wanted to share verbatim. Please note where the authors live. I know the area. Bolding is mine:
“A Corn-Pone Eruption” [March 10] misses the true reason for the popularity of redneck reality series. For series such as “Duck Dynasty” to achieve high ratings, they have to be attracting the 18-49 demographic, the only one that counts. Why is that extremely liberal-minded demographic tuning into Honey Boo Boo and her ilk? To laugh at, to mock and ridicule gun totin’, animal killin’, meat eatin’ semi-illiterate Southern rednecks who are overweight, reveling in fatty foods. This makes young liberals feel smug and superior, looking down from their politically correct urban perches at what they deem inferior beings most likely voting Republican. It’s all about an elitist attitude making fun of a group they don’t understand or like. And yes, the Dixon Brothers will still be alive and kicking after catastrophe, while community organizers perish.
In response to all the readers who are in a panic [Feedback, March 10] that “The Bible” is being presented on the History channel, I’d point to the endlessly warring nations of the Middle East. They certainly don’t consider those sacred texts “fantasy.” History began in the Middle East, and it will inexorably end in the Middle East. And for those fretting that somehow science is being marginalized (a silly notion in today’s culture), fear not. There isn’t a single Ivy League college that doesn’t promote science as god. Kids today sneer at faith with their high-tuition intellectual superiority.
Valley Village Demographics
Valley Village People Data
|Valley Village||Los Angeles||National|
|Median Household Income:||$43,800||$36,687||$44,512|
|Homes With Kids:||19.9%||32.3%||31.4%|
|Average Household Size:||2.0||2.8||2.6|
|Average Commute Time (Minutes):||30||31||26|
- Power Singles
—High-income urban singles.
Highly educated professionals, many with advanced degrees. They draw a handsome salary and have reasonable living expenses while living a hip, upscale life in an urban center.
- Multi-lingual Urbanites
—Urban dwellers who speak more than one language.
Some have a high school or college education, and they work in a variety of occupations. Moderate to upper-scale earning potential.
- Bright Lights, Big City
—Very mobile singles living in the city.
Singles ranging in age from early 20s to mid-40s who have moved to an urban setting. Most rent their apartment or condo. Some have a college education and work in services and the professional sector.
“It’s all about an elitist attitude making fun of a group they don’t understand or like.”