"Ten Years After," Alan Prendergast, December 21
Once again, a voice of sanity and reason regarding the case of JonBenét Ramsey.
Sadly, it is ten years later, and many innocent people have gone through hell just for stating the obvious: The Ramseys are the true suspects in this murder. Even sadder and more appalling is that John Ramsey, now that Patsy Ramsey has died, has become a talk-show regular, and both he and Patsy have become TV folk heroes -- when they are the prime suspects in the murder of a six-year-old girl.
Thank you for showing how poorly this case was handled and continues to be mishandled to this day. The Ramseys have gotten away with murder; like O.J., John Ramsey will spend his life on the golf course and on TV looking for the "real killer."
Name withheld on request
I just moved to Boulder from the Bay Area and wanted to tell you how much Westword has improved since I last lived in Colorado ten years ago, and how much I love Ask a Mexican. Gustavo Arellano is a genius; I can't think of a more entertaining way to learn history and culture. Please keep letters to El Mexicano coming!
Thank you for Gustavo Arellano's funny and insightful articles. Of all things, my gringa ex-wife stumbled across the Westword site and promptly sent it to me. I've enjoyed reading and sending the link to other friends. Keep up the good work!
I never respond to letters, but this one was pathetic. In his December 14 letter, Erik Milligan says he is "only poking fun at the non-dancing stereotype" -- after he finishes calling Connie Page soulless, a knucklehead, a liar, racist, a bigot, ignorant, a lowlife, selfish, intolerant, dirty and jealous. Are these the words of an intelligent, tolerant person? I doubt it. I do not subscribe to all of Ms. Page's ideas in her November 30 letter about Ask a Mexican, although some are valid and I hear them expressed by many people who worry about America's future. I, too, am concerned.
Erik is simply an intolerant name-caller. Those of his ilk are closed to opposing opinions and thoughts, unlike Westword. Thank you for printing from the big picture instead of promoting only limited, small minds with tunnel vision.
I recently moved here from California. Because no one spoke the truth or faced the truth about the damage that the illegal Mexicans, en masse, are doing to that state, most of us now call it Mexifornia, land of the illegal immigrant. There is a book called Mexifornia, and if you read it, you will weep for what's happening to America. So thank you, Ms. Page: You have the integrity to call a spade a spade. If others don't follow suit, Colorado will soon be Mexirado.
Thanks, Westword, for seeing there is another side of the story. That silent majority is allowing the dumbing-down of America and its ultimate demise.
"Fantasy Land," Jason Sheehan, December 21
In his review of the Palace Arms, Jason Sheehan credits chef de cuisine Thanawat Bates for the well-executed Bison Rossini entree. The dish was actually composed a few years earlier by previous chef Wade Hageman, who has moved on to San Diego to open his own restaurant. Chef Bates has blended his own creations, such as the Kurabuta Pork short rib that Sheehan also enjoyed, with the best of chef Hageman's entrees and sauces. The result is a balanced blend of classic cuisines and modern techniques, a menu that echoes the new, younger attitude of Denver's 114-year-old monument.
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"Mad Cow Disease," Adam Cayton-Holland, December 7
I think the Hula Cow is pretty cute. Adam should tell his friend to hold a winter tiki party where he serves Mai-Tais and Blue Hawaiis with a pu-pu platter. Get some mileage out of that cow. Maybe he'll get lei'd.
San Francisco, California