It had to happen eventually, sooner than later: Val has run out of alliteration for the imbecilic questions which he poses to his readers on a regular basis (with an occasional assist from Alberto de la Cruz, who has proved himself a fast unlearner). Today's question is entitled "A Wednesday Query." After this month's "Wednesday Wondering," Val had to declare defeat or postpone his question for another more synonym-rich day. Or he could have used the one remaining alternative which escaped his attention: "A Wednesday Wonderment." Having then exhausted all synonyms for "query" beginning with a "w," he should in future consider describing the nature of the question rather than harping on the self-evident fact that it is a question. Thus: "A Wednesday Waggery," "A Wednesday Wisecrack," "A Wednesday Witlessness."
Let this be my reply to those who feel that I have a personal animus towards Val. Despite Babalú's degradation of the Cuban people and desecration of the Cuban flag, I continue to hope for its reform and contribute what I can towards it. An anonymous commenter said recently that RCAB is "Babalú's #1 satellite." He was wrong in the sense that he meant: RCAB is no satrapy of Babalú. It is, however, the most active agent for its regeneration. Just criticism is always to be preferred to unmerited praise. Flatterers do us no service and may actually harm us by creating in us an unjust estimation of ourselves. The well-informed and well-intended critic, by pointing to our errors and suggesting what should be done to correct them, is also our wellwisher. It would be no exaggeration, then, to say that RCAB is Babalu's #1 friend in the Cuban-American blogosphere.