Letters from the week of August 23 

Letters, July 19

Paper Trails
I had to laugh at the letter from the lady who wrote in to bash the Pitch for the Phill Kline article.

This poor, ignorant lady states right off the bat that she does not read the Pitch. She then admits she did not even read the "Dimwit D.A." article. Does this lady even have a clue as to how absurd that is?

Instead of bashing the Pitch, she should be thanking the staff for enlightening the community. It's sad that this lady chooses to remain ignorant. Had this lady actually read the article, she'd know that it was not about picking on Phill Kline because he's an ultraconservative Christian, anti-abortion guy. The article was about Phill Kline mismanaging an important public office. The article was about Phill Kline unceremoniously firing talented, experienced professionals and replacing them with clods.

Thank you, Pitch, for enlightening us folks who decide to live in the real world. For those Phill Kline supporters who live in la-la land, just hope the next time you go to Target to get a new pair of rose-colored glasses, Edwin "Jack" Hall is not roaming free because Phill Kline and his nimrods blew the murder case. Kline was at the suspected perp's house with rubber gloves on and poking around. The defense might use that bonehead move to their advantage. Phill, let the police do their work and you stay in your office and watch Perry Mason episodes.

Name withheld by request

Janovy, July 12

Cold Busted
I enjoyed C.J. Janovy's article regarding Plaza retailers leaving the doors open with the air conditioning running. It was pretty mind-boggling and reminded me of another potential energy-waster that I've been curious about for a few years.

When I moved to Spain about five years ago for a lengthy stay, I was surprised to see that milk sold in stores there is not refrigerated. Apparently, pasteurized milk needs no refrigeration until after you open it. If that is the case, how come every one of the thousands of places in the USA that sells milk keeps it refrigerated and, in turn, sucks up tons of energy in doing so? This energy use is in addition to all the energy used to keep the milk cold while transporting it.

Digging into this might be a way to keep up with the Kansas City Star and its blockbuster revelations about hot fuels.

Alan Barry, Kansas City, Missouri

Feature: "Bully Wars," August 2

Bully for You
I loved Ben Paynter's "Bully Wars" article. I'm a complete beer nut, so any news on the KC beer scene is a welcome, good read!

I'm enjoying working with one of my best friends on a local beer blog. We're having a great time with it and have found that it's turning into a nice hobby!

Andrew Ward, Kansas City, Missouri

Lunar Landing
As a bartender at one of the more "swanky" hotels downtown, I have asked myself plenty of times, What's going to happen with this Lunar Ale? After reading about the latest expansion of the Boulevard Brewing Company and its latest year-round beer, I decided to give it one more chance, just in case I missed something.

Well, it's 5:45 in the morning and I'm on my fifth Lunar. This is the third chance I've given it, and it's fired. I will continue to drink the Pale Ale that I love so dearly, but the Lunar is just too complex of a beer for me. I will continue supporting the Boulevard Brewing Company by drinking their beers and turning out-of-towners onto it, as well as not supporting another St. Louis brewing company, but I think it's time to put this one to sleep.

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