Readers of this site and OCBlog.net know I like to spar with Matt Cunnigham, aka Jubal.Ã‚Â We have a great deal in common but disagree on most everything politically.
I must admit that since his identity is one of the worst kept secrets in OC, that I winch everytime I catch a reference to it in the OC Register or OCBJ.Ã‚Â I believe Nicknames are best left to the sportswriters, not bloggers.Ã‚Â I’ve begun a quiet campaign of admonishing MSMedia types in the OC for identifying Matt only as Jubal.Ã‚Â I did the same thing to Frank Mickadeit recently for name-dropping last-name-only references for Jon Flieschman, Mike Schroeder, and Adam Problesky.Ã‚Â Too inside baseball and a greatway to alienate readers if you ask me.
Simply put, 2007 is a Jubal-free year; this doesn’t mean ignore Matt Cunningham’s posts on this site or others, but call him by his real name — Matt.Ã‚Â
I believe Matt got “Jubal” from the classic novel, “Stranger in a Strange Land.” But I don’t think that description fits any Republican here in OC (it’s better suited for us).
Here’s what Wiki has to say about Jubal….pick one.Ã‚Â I did a quick chuckle at the 4:20 reference to the Bible reading and wondered if Matt was trying to tell us something when he came up wiht Jubal….lol
- Jubal, the title of a 1956 Western starring Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine and Rod Steiger. The character played by Ford is named after the biblical Jubal.
- Jubal Anderson Early, a lawyer and general in the confederate army.
- Jubal Early, a bounty hunter in the Firefly series (purportedly named after the confederate general).
- Jubal Harshaw, a character in the novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.
- Jubal, a drum and bugle corps from the Netherlands, named for the biblical character.
Matt — hope the girls did well on Christmas; it was an American Girl Xmas at my house