Thursday, September 20, 2007

Too much fun; enough is enough

Fun's fun, but it's time for us to move on -- us as in Template, the original member of what has become a group blog.

They say it's unsportsmanlike to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. We've spent too much time doing that.

Jessica McBride, our inspiration for Whallah!, continues to provide easy targets on a daily basis. A number of people, on this blog and elsewhere, regularly shoot down her sophomoric musings. That's a worthwhile effort; the public and the media need to be reminded continually that she is not to be taken seriously. There seem to be enough others who will do that, perhaps not with the zeal or frequency with which we have taken her on, but enough to maintain a check on at least the most incredible things she spouts.

We want to turn our attention elsewhere. Perhaps some more serious writing, perhaps more time and energy toward stopping the war in Iraq.

If there are others who would like to join the Whallah! family of contributors and keep the heat on Ms. McBride, just email us at and we'll tell you how to participate.

As McBride would say, oh reservoir.


  1. Alas, Template, you will be missed. Please don't be a stranger. Most of all, on behalf of the civilized world, mercy beecups for your diligence.

  2. you people need to get a life! i can't imagine putting so much negative energy into something so frivalous.

  3. Anony, truly, it is not much energy nor negative to point out the wrong thinking expounded by Ms. McBride. No more energy is required than it takes to know how to spell 'frivolous'.

  4. Like talk radio, the best advice for dealing with it - - turn it off.

  5. There is no requirement,the last I heard, than anyone read Whallah!

    If you don't like it, don't read it.

    There is some discussion, however, about making it a mandatory part of the college curriculum.

  6. Template, surely you jest.

    I've enjoyed reading this blog since I took my first steps into the Cheddarsphere, and I'd like to thank you for your diligence in doing the hard work that is fact-checking Jessica McBride.

  7. Do not let it end.

    It is not enough anymore to "just turn it off." The attacks on the good, sane people of this country (some of them elected to office) must be answered.

    Especially when so easy to do so.