No More Jubals

Readers of this site and know I like to spar with Matt Cunnigham, aka Jubal.  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.  I believe Nicknames are best left to the sportswriters, not bloggers.  I’ve begun a quiet campaign of admonishing MSMedia types in the OC for identifying Matt only as Jubal.  I did the same thing to Frank Mickadeit recently for name-dropping last-name-only references for Jon Flieschman, Mike Schroeder, and Adam Problesky.  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. 

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.  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 son of Lamech and Adah,brother of Jabal,descendant of Cain,according to the Bible. The ancestor of all who played the lyre and pipe. See book of Genesis 4:20-21
Jubal may also refer to

Matt — hope the girls did well on Christmas; it was an American Girl Xmas at my house

  3 comments for “No More Jubals

  1. December 29, 2006 at 11:00 am


    Uh, thanks for the plug.

    Readers can refer to me as Jubal or Matt — it doesn’t matter to me.

    I still use Jubal as a pseudonym because it’s sort of a brand, and I think most readers like using it.

    You’re correct about where I took the name Jubal from — but I disclosed the origin back in April. Jubal Harshaw is my favorite character from one of my favorite novels (Stranger In A Strange Land) by one of my favorite authors (Robert Heinlein). If Jubal Harshaw were a real person and alive today, he wouldn’t be a Republican, but he’d recoil in horror at the Democratic Party. Jubal Harshaw would undoubtedly be a registered Libertarian, if he belonged to any party at all.

    Anyway, I hope your family had a wonderful Christmas as well, and will have an equally wonderful New year. All four Jubalettes did quite well between Christmas Eve with their nana, papa, tios, tias and primas, Christmas morning with us and Christmas evening with my family.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    December 29, 2006 at 11:36 am

    Egad, Nana and Papa are what I called *my* grandparents.

    I agree that most readers to your blog might feel that way, but can remember chatting with some muggles outside of the Blogsphere who asked me if the reporter left out a courtesy title in front of “Jubal” and is Mr. Jubal or Dr. Jubal (which would be a great James Bond villain if you ask me).

    I think we need to remind ourselves that there is a real world out there.

    But Matt, what did you get the wife for Xmas?

  3. December 29, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Mrs. Jubal received exactly what she asked for!

Comments are closed.