Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Poll for the Ages

Which do you support in the epic struggle between RCAB and Babalu for the hearts and minds of the Cuban-American blogosphere?
The RCAB; it is doing the Lord's work.
Babalu blog; it is doing the Devil's work.
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19 comments:

Vana said...

Nice poll Manuel, I voted

Anonymous said...

Manuel,

I just returned from 2 weeks out of town and read some of your posts...I haven't laughed this much in a long time!

I have a greater appreciation for you the more that I read.

I still read babalu, but with a different outlook.

Do you think that you and the Babalusians will ever be friends?

Anonymous said...

Manuel , there are other Cuban A blogs far informative and far superior than the above mention blogs

If you wanted to measure the blogs weight you should have included for example

Penultimos Dias
Contactocuba
Cubanology
Abajofidel

those are just a few examples ...

food for thought

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous at 1:09pm:

The Babalunians and I were never "friends" but at one time we were friendly. It was they who severed their relations with me, when Val, as you may recall, booted me from Babalú for criticizing the Estefans, the same people who, four months later, he allows to be called "traitors" on his blog. I would be foolish indeed if I ever resumed relations with someone so volatile and inconsistent, as inevitably, we would come to the same juncture again.

As you rightly observe, I use humor as my weapon against them; they are not really good for much else. The day I engage in an intellectual debate with Val Prieto is the day I will confine myself to The Madhouse.

And, btw, they are called Babalunians here, not Babalusians.

There is now a vast Archive at RCAB and I invite you to plumb its riches. You missed a lot in two weeks.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous @ 2:04pm:


There are many excellent Cuban blogs. In fact, I read all of them, good and bad, and encourage everyone to do likewise.

Agustin Farinas said...

Manuel,
I visited Mambo's Watch blog and I read your intelectual sparring with him with amusement. I recently enjoyed your answer to his posting about Professor De la Cova. I hope he takes him on and De la Cova answers him. He is got a good thrashing coming to him. I am looking forward to that spectacle.

Anonymous said...

Kill Castro is also a great blog

Anonymous said...

Manuel only 10 votes in 72 hours..

Very poor track record for a poll..

I am sure it was you who voted 3 times at least plus a few kool aid kids like fanto says...

Show us your stats old man

there is no grow on this site

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous:

This is not a "poll;" this is a joke. When they did the lobotomy did they also take out your funny bone?

Even someone as stupid as your typical Babalunian should be able to see this. Would you vote for Babalú and acclaim it a "satanic" blog at the same time? Well, you probably did.

Moreover, I don't stuff ballot boxes as the rest of you do. My famed Posada poll, posted in the first days of this blog, garnered 40 votes and it actually required the voter to take a stand on him.

I have never seen any poll do better.

Anonymous said...

Your site is a joke....

Keep attacking fellow cuban blogs..

You are only hurting yourself

I am glad you followed the ghost advice to keep the anonimi open...

keep the good work ...

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous:

Yes, I took fantomas' advice and let the tribe of Anonimi in. Cowards also have a right to opine.

Agustin Farinas said...

Anonymus at 12:44 pm,
since you think the site is a joke, perhaps you will honor us with your name and a simple opinion on how to improve it or maybe you can suggest to Manuel how to improve it. But if you are only brave enough to criticize from the shadows, your opinion should not even be taking into consideration. No one that I know of, has ever been banned from expressing an opinion here, so you don't have to be afraid of the repercussions. Unless you are one of the members of Babalu and are afraid of being recognized as one of them. Well, show us the money!

Anonymus at 09:34am
your language and syntax betrays you.

"there is no grow on this site"

You can come out now Fantomas, you have been made.

Anonymous said...

Don't confuse cowardnice with prudence. Have a good day sir/mam?

Fantomas said...

Manuel the Wolftomy did not work..

Creo que hay Rebelion in the Madhouse...

FANTOMAS ESCAPED.....

nowhere to be found....

close the doors Vana...

el mambo watch te sono duro Manny

please do not close RCAB... I will sincerely miss it since I come here at least 20 times a day....

probably 70% of your daily visitors com from PR

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Agustín:

You are quite right: the entire Babalunian tribe and its related clans converge here everyday en masse. I think that they don't visit one another's sites more frequently than they visit mine. The minor players come here hoping that I've mentioned them for that's how they gauge whether they've "made it" or no. Val & Henry, who despite 4 months of continuous attention, can't seem to get enough, are probably the most frequent visitors. Fantomas, who despite being an idiot without a trace of savant, is also the only one of them with the balls to make his presence known here, is practically logged-in continuously: you would think I were talking from Mt. Sinai so anxious is he not to miss a single word.

It is my hope, at least, that the Babalunian hordes will learn something here — anything, although I know I may be too optimistic in my expectations.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

fantomas:

Be careful, fantomas, I have given you a lot of leeway today; do not make me regret it; your ticket to The Madhouse is always stamped and never expires. And if Mambo becomes a greater nuissance he may join you there. I don't know if he can replace "che-che," but I think he'll give it the old college try anyway.

Fantomas said...

oye dejate de amenazas , no quieras tu que el real Fantomas se desencadene

estoy buscando a un hijo de puta que esta en shirley new york , le quiero partir la cara rapido...me podras ayudar a encontrarlo?

nutty one

Anonymous said...

El Cafe Cubano blog is the best!

raulito said...

El cafe Cubano is a great blog