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Weighing in on the Santa Ana School Board Race

I’ve been pestered for weeks asking for a post regarding the Santa Ana School Board race where blogger Art Pedroza and Angie Cano have teamed up to represent the Charter School crowd and challenge incumbent trustees Valerie Amezcua and John Palacio for a four year term. And they are aligned with current trustee Ceci Igelsias who is running for Santa Ana City Council.

For those who didn’t know, can’t remember, or wish they could forget, this blog and various individuals successfully sued Art Pedroza back in 2009 and won a sizable judgment against him in 2011.  A technology blog called “Read, Write, Web” did a story on the lawsuit calling Pedroza “the ultimate sleazeball” back then and that post has since disappeared.

When Pedroza ran for Santa Ana City council in 2008, his campaign website was; I have owned it since 2009.  Initially, I would have been happy to sell it back to Pedroza for the $100 I paid for it, had he asked.  But he went all “venganza” of us and bought sites related to the blog, our names and business concerns and linked them to gay porn sites and NAMBLA — the North American Man Boy Love Association — which advocates legalized rape of little boys by adult men.  Pedroza must think that Santa Ana voters have forgotten about this for this critical campaign.  Cano and Iglesias certainly remember it or know about it, but don’t care.  But they are aligned with him for this election.

The site is live again for a few short weeks until election day.  There are questions Santa Ana voters should ask him.  There are links to news stories and blog posts.  And there’s excerpts of emails he’s sent to us.  And the site was reviewed by legal counsel.  It will be hard to claim defamation when the site uses Pedroza’s own words and poses questions based on documented facts.

Check it out.


  1. 4th District Resident 4th District Resident October 22, 2018

    So what are you, 12 years old?

    How freaking pathetic. GET A LIFE.

    • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | October 22, 2018

      Life is quite full and great. Thanks for asking. Keep hiding. Might I suggest under a rock?

      • 4th District Resident 4th District Resident October 23, 2018

        Nobody with a great and full life has time to wallow in the fecal matter you bathe in.

        If you really do have any, your acquaintances need to help you out of your toxic little outhouse.

        Seek help.

        • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | October 23, 2018

          Among all of the things I do, this blog is a very small part. I’ll remind you, the vast majority of your comments consist of fecal matter. But please do support a candidate for school board who tried to link his political enemies to NAMBLA. Unless of course, it’s an organization you belong to.

          • 4th District Resident 4th District Resident October 27, 2018

            Speaking of other things you do, is it really true that the DPOC censured you for bullying its employees (including a female?)

            Just asking because you were bragging about what a wonderful life you have. Suddenly all the comments by Mardahl you published seem to make sense,

            • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | October 29, 2018

              I will address this in more detail after the election; I read Vern’s little post and I’m reminded of something someone told me once. “Only a drunk could lie in the gutter and attempt to talk down to someone.”

              Yes, life is great. Parents weekend at UCLA with my daughter, LA ComicCon with my son, my wife is kicking butt and taking names, and I closed about five new accounts in the last 45 days. My recent leg surgery was a success and I’m feeling great. My biggest problem is going to be hiring a few people to get all the new work done. Meanwhile, how is your life going? Still living at home, reading the blogs all day, and hiding behind an alias I see.

              • 4th District Resident 4th District Resident October 29, 2018

                Maybe they should have tried brain surgery.

                Or a personality overhaul in the psych ward.

                Or detox in the tank.

                • 4th District Resident 4th District Resident October 29, 2018

                  So tell us Happy LifeBoy – when you threatened that female DPOC employee, did you raise your left hand or your right?

                  Actually, Doug Pettibone was asking and I didn’t know the answer.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | November 6, 2018

                  never raised my hand to anyone

                • Donna Can Take A Punch Donna Can Take A Punch October 29, 2018

                  Hey Dave,

                  Is it true after Diamond accused you of being a NAZI, You dissed him on your GAB Social Media accout?

                  Bad stuff Dave. Get a job, your painting sucks.

                • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | October 31, 2018

                  Dave’s painting does suck. Good thing his wife supports him while he is on the blogs everyday

  2. TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November October 24, 2018

    Speaking of NAMBLA, is Jim Jordan still running for Republican House Speaker? (As if Republicans have a snowball’s chance in hell of keeping control!)

    By the way, how’s Dennis Hastert doing these days? Has he returned to his private sector job as a high school wrestling coach, or is Hastert still in prison?

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