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LEO Weekly welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. E-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Stepping UpAfter calling Outback Concerts and sending the letter to LEO in regards to the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss show, they responded by adding another date here in Louisville. They are (had) a pre-sale open only to people living in the Louisville area. I would like to commend them on actually taking my complaint to heart and doing something about it.McKinley R. Moore, LouisvilleFired Up, IndeedIn response to Rep. Kathy Stein’s comments regarding the campus gun bill (LEO, Jan. 30), I would just like my fellow citizens to note how this is really the epitome of this government in a nutshell. Stating, “The General Assembly doesn’t need to get into the business of safety management,” she is absolutely correct. However, this does demonstrate the fact that the government is under no obligation to protect us. Governmental security forces, be them local police, the Army, Navy or Marines, are put in place in order to protect the state itself, while it remains the bureaucracy’s job to decide what the best way for you to live your life would be. I urge everyone to stand up for your rights and arm yourselves before the nanny state decides you’re really in no position to defend yourself from violence.In the same issue, while Ricky Jones goes about touting the wonders of John Edwards as the candidate for change, I feel he has been grossly ill-advised. Especially seeing that (Edwards) has since dropped out of the race. I encourage anyone who feels they are pretty good at making decisions on how to run their lives to take a look at the Ron Paul campaign. Liberty-minded values are truly a change from our current socialist predicament. Edwards and the handful of like-minded, power-hungry Democrats and Republicans getting all the media attention are essentially the same product, just less limelight. Jones had it right in his column, saying, “If you really want change, the best chance for it this time ... is a white man.” He was only incorrect in referring to Edwards as that man. Ron Paul is the only candidate for true, liberty-minded, constitutional-based freedom — a real change.Jimmy Flahetry, Louisville

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.CorrectionsIn last week’s Literary LEO, the name of poet Richard Boada, who wrote the third-place poem “Avocet Coup,” was misspelled. LEO apologizes to Mr. Boada.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Pick Us UpI think it is ridiculous that a paper that has ALWAYS done nothing but support diversity, culture and human rights would be caught up in the mix of such a mess, as with this “case” (LEO cover story, Dec. 19). I’m upset that our tax dollars were spent just to force you to go through such a total waste of time. Besides, last I checked this was America, and a business should be able to run whatever kind of ad they want. When I saw the ad, I thought it was hilarious and a great play on what the Derby has become. With everything going on in the world today, it’s truly sad that this is even an issue. Thank you, LEO, for doing what you do ... and keep it up. And I hope that the cover story did nothing but make people pick up a few more copies.Jay Walls, LouisvilleChampagne of Beers?I couldn’t help but notice in Sara Havens’ Bar Belle Christmas List (LEO, Dec. 19) an expressed desire for PBR not to be hip. I won’t spend any time defending Pabst — after all, they are still milking that one blue ribbon they won in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. However, Sara, I think your comment about PBR is what I would call misdirected animosity.So let me bring to light the real perpetrator of undeserved hipness and the bane of logic … Miller High Life. I recently returned to the glorious world of fine drinking after a year of liquor hiatus (guys do the dumbest things for a woman), and as I walked into a local watering hole for the first time, what did I see but a sea of bar patrons drinking Miller High Life. I see this phenomenon everywhere I go now. Did I miss something during my year off? Did Buckaroo Banzai send me beyond the 8th dimension? After all, the last time I saw someone drinking this sweat-sock juice, burnt popcorn-flavored beer in the past 20 years was my basement-dwelling neighbor who spent his days sniffing glue and watching reruns of “Petticoat Junction.” So I came to the depressing conclusion that somehow, somewhere, someone seriously in need of therapy decided that it is “hip” to drink the Champagne of Beers (giggle), and much like the African Anteater Ritual dance, it is undeserving of its popularity.Now, somebody get me a Kostritzer before I die.Anthony Ash, Louisville

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Tongue-In-CheekAttn: Stephen George:I read your cover story about the frivolous complaint filed by Metro Human Relations Commission enforcement board chairman Alfonso Lanceta (LEO, Dec. 19). This complaint is appalling. If Lanceta is so humorless that he didn’t grasp that the ad in question was clearly tongue-in-cheek, he is either lacking any intelligence or is just a miserable person.I read LEO every week, but I don’t remember the ad in question. However, I often read stuff in LEO that offends me. That is exactly why I read it! If I wanted to read a bunch of feel-good articles, I would subscribe to Guideposts or read “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”Here’s one reader who hopes LEO continues to push the envelope in its content.Keith Norris, LouisvilleFree From HarassmentAfter taking a moment to make sure I hadn’t picked up the Southeast Outlook by mistake, I decided to take a moment and consider what Jim Waters had to say (LEO, Dec. 5). I took issue with the tone of his piece, in particular the terming of an anti-harassment and fair employment policy as special rights. Being free from harassment at work is not a special right.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.