I’m winning…

Art Pedroza, so desperate for blog hits, has a little contest over at the OrangeJuice blog.  And I’m nominated in a category and actually beating both Matt Cunningham and Chuck DeVore.  Imagine that?

The contest closes Monday, so if you’re inclined, go vote for me.

Who is Orange County’s most hackish partisan blogger?

  • Liberal OC blogger Dan Chmielewski (30%, 45 Votes)
  • Red County blogger Matt “Jubal” Cunningham (26%, 38 Votes)
  • Red County blogger Chuck DeVore (24%, 36 Votes)
  • Liberal OC blogger Chris Prevatt (12%, 18 Votes)
  • Orange Juice blogger Terry Crowley (7%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

Really Art?  Are you that hard up for hits? 

  16 comments for “I’m winning…

  1. Paul
    November 29, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Youre always number one with me dan…Hugs

  2. OC Shadow
    November 30, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I voted for Matt. But what is with all the drama between you all and Art? Perhaps it is time for you all to bury the hatchet.

  3. November 30, 2008 at 1:27 am

    And what am I, chopped liver?

    I am not a potted plant.

  4. Revan
    November 30, 2008 at 3:02 am

    I want you to win, just to have bragging rights of course.
    But darn it, when it comes to being a hack, Matt wins.

  5. Paul
    November 30, 2008 at 6:34 am

    What category does SMS fit into?

  6. Li'l truth
    November 30, 2008 at 9:30 am

    You noticed that neither Art nor Sean were up on that list and there is no write in space. Certainly if there were they would win hands down as the most hackish bloggers. Their “partisan” category however might be tough to figure in since their only loyalties seem to be with each other.

    See definition below;
    Hack (noun)
    1. a person, as an artist or writer, who exploits, for money, his or her creative ability or training in the production of dull, unimaginative, and trite work; one who produces banal and mediocre work in the hope of gaining commercial success in the arts: “As a painter, he was little more than a hack.”
    2. a professional who renounces or surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward in the performance of a task normally thought of as involving a strong personal commitment: a political hack.
    3. a writer who works on the staff of a publisher at a dull or routine task; someone who works as a literary drudge: “He was one among the many hacks on Grub Street.”

  7. Dan Chmielewski
    November 30, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I have no problem being called a partisan hack since I believe my party is the party of better ideas. Too many Republicans still cling to an outdated definition of what a Democrat is and too many people still think that “Liberal” is a dirty word.

    Paul, if Sarah winds up getting banned from OJ too, she’s in a category all be herself.

  8. Li'l truth
    November 30, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Ok Dan, but you’re not a hack, even if we disagree on a whole host of issues. The other two named above, well, I think we can all agree fit that category much better.

    Partisan, yes you are. Hack, no. But then that’s probably why you are willing to “wear” that mantel, you know you’re not, we know you’re not and the label is meaningless, taking into account the source of it.

  9. Dan Chmielewski
    November 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Shadow —
    There’s no drama with Art and I. I think he’s lacks the ability to understand ethics and has no moral compass.

  10. OC Shadow
    November 30, 2008 at 3:52 pm


    Let’s say for arguement’s sake that Art does not understand ehtics and has no moral compass. So Art is amoral. How does sniping with him move forward your agenda? What does fighting with Art accomplish?
    During this holiday season I think a kiss and make up are in order. It seems that not too long ago that I heard you and Art were paling around at Drinking Liberally.

  11. Dan Chmielewski
    November 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    I’m not fighting with Art; he has zero impact or influence over my “agenda” whatever you think that is. Are you serious about a “kiss and makeup?”. I have no relationship with Art. It does amuse me how he assumes things about and this blog that have no basis in fact.

  12. December 1, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Dan, weren’t you recently booted from an association of PR professionals for “lack[ing] the ability to understand ethics”? Or perhaps it was just a discussion list — I forget. Stones, glass houses, etc., eh?

  13. Dan Chmielewski
    December 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I was “booted” off a Yahoo Group of South County PR Professionals. The group has monthly meetings I didn’t attend and it was useful for several reasons as referrals for services PR people use were backed up by people you knew.

    The reason for the booting was I posted a job posting from Chuck DeVore’s office for a spokesperson’s position and did so without asking permission to do so first (like I’d get it). Even though I received the same email everyone else did, several members, knowing I blog here, encouraged me to post it with snark. So I posted a job notice for a politician that taxpayer dollars funded. For fans of open government, this shouldn’t be a big deal. But the founders of the group felt the violation was so severe, it warranted my booting from the Group. I actually had to talk a couple other PR pals into not quitting the group over this.

    So I blogged about a taxpayer-funded public job posting and in doing so violated terms of service of a Yahoo Group. Is that a big deal compared to Art Pedroza publishing someone’s divorce records online? You tell me.

    I am still a member of PRSA and won a president’s award from the group in 2002.

  14. Dan Chmielewski
    December 1, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    ..and Joshua, do you think the Bush Administration, one of your clients, is asuper ethical organization? Please spare me your criticism.

  15. December 2, 2008 at 10:56 am


    Congratulations! You won. You edged out Jubal by one vote.

    We sent a press release announcing the results of our first “Rotten Orange” Awards to all the local media.

    I will be sending you your own “Rotten Orange” Award certificate.

    Thanks to everyone who voted!

  16. Dan Chmielewski
    December 2, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Jeez Art. Thanks, I guess. I’m sure writing a press release aout a contest is going to garner big coverage. Glad you have the time to do that since you started your own business. Did you quit your old job or get canned for blogging on company time? Just asking…..

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