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Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Dallas/Fort Worth's population grew by 25% over the last 10 years according to preliminary census numbers. That explains traffic.
  • And speaking of traffic, have you tried going through Grapevine on 114 on weekends? That construction project is going to make a mess for months. Or is it years?
  • Movies that look dumb: Grown Ups and Knight and Day. Movie that has received tremendous reviews from everyone: Toy Story 3. (I've never seen the first two.)
  • I don't mind Obama calling Gen. McChrystal on the carpet for comments he made to Rolling Stone. I'm just not sure it should be such a public rebuke.
  • I'm not sure I've ever known of anyone who had a subscription to Rolling Stone.
  • Another thing I recorded last night that is getting rave reviews: ESPN's 30 on 30 about Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar and the cartel's connection to the Colombian World Cup Team in the 1980s.
  • I dread seeing my electric bill this month. And my water bill.
  • I know you guy's don't care about soccer, but the Nigerian guy who missed a goal at point blank range yesterday was epically funny.
  • Somebody email me or send me a comment I won't publish telling me what happened to Lance Costner, 52, formerly of Bridgeport, who is listed in the Messenger's obituaries this week.
  • How in the world did this weekend's crash that killed three in Wise County not make the local metroplex news?
  • Crazy Fort Worth Walmart story: Guy tries to steal TV, employee tries to stop him, employee ends up hitting his head on the ground and dies.
  • If a 13 year old cannot legally consent to sex, can she be prosecuted for prostitution when she solicits an undercover cop? Goofy question? Well, the Texas Supreme Court decided that issue last week.


Anonymous said...

Good looking swim suits this morning.

I drive 114 every day, and it will take years to complete.. But I am suprised at the amount the have done in just 4 or 5 months of work.

Anonymous said...

I hope that when McChrystal turns in his resignation, he tells B Ho what he really thinks and not what his aides think.

Anonymous said...

Great chick pic.......from 1985?

I mind O calling the General in for comments made to a stupid magazine writer. My guess is that 2 weeks of dumb questions were taken out of context. And even if they weren't dumb questions, most other leaders and nations believe O to be weak, have no foreign policy, no backbone, and leading this country off a cliff. So Pres O cant hold anything to the experience and knowledge of this general. Dang wimpy community organizer. I have a problem with it because respect is earned, not demanded.

25% population increase prolly illegal immigrant population.

Electric and water bills - yep, that's not going to be pleasant.

wordkyle said...

McChrystal will be punished for what he said, regardless of the truth in his words. Obama can't tolerate having those who know point out his ineptness and habit of basing every decision on politics. This will continue the administration's practice of acting harsh to friends and obsequious to enemies.

Anonymous said...

The truth is being told in the comments in Rolling Stones regarding the State Department. Hillary Clinton is praised for her support and giving the General and troops what they need! The hard left wants out of the war. If Obama fires the General, who is going to do a better job in an impossible situation! Politics on both sides is enough to drive the man crazy enough to consent to an interview with an anti-war magazine.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Brown, jr should have been APPOW'd but maybe there was preferrential treatment after he told officers who his daddy was.
Plus, the residents saw him return with a gun at the pool and never called the police about it?

Anonymous said...

BG - count one of your faithful blog readers as a subscriber to Rolling Stone. I subscribed from the mid seventies to mid eighties, then dropped it because I never listened to the music they covered (disco,rap and hip-hop - not). Then a couple of years ago I bought a CD that had a card for a free six months of Rolling Stone and sent it in, and have re-upped ever since. Now they seem to equally cover "nostagia" acts such as the Stones and revisit events that took place years ago that interest me. Their politics are still a bit liberal for my taste, but I enjoy the music features for the most part.

Anonymous said...

BG, all of the Toy Story movies are written for adults as well as children. #1 and #2 are great, but #3 knocked it out of the ballpark! Fantastic movie--VERY clever and funny sight gags AND dialogue! You really need to see all of them--even if only to see a movie series that never dropped its quality with the sequels--a rare commodity, indeed.

Anonymous said...

McChrystal, or any military leader, should never publicly air his thoughts on the commander-in-chief, no matter how right they are. Read "The Coldest Winter" by David Halberstam for a great explanation of the Truman-MacArthur and how out of control a military leader can get if not respectful of the chain of command.

That being said, the nation will lose a good leader today. I will probably buy his book.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

After Hussein gets through with McChrystal,you'll be hearing the new phrase "Da Black man done beat me down".

Anonymous said...

Someone from Lancaster PD may need to get fired. Of course, after reading the DMN article, maybe the proofreader needs to get fired as well.

Anonymous said...

I still subscribe to Hustler, just for the stories.

Anonymous said...

Obama couldn't even knock a fly off his face.

Plus, after McChrystal watches that video of Obama playing golf, he probably wont be able to keep a straight face during the meeting.

Anonymous said...

Okay, reality check time. Change the players & would you feel the same? What if some staff major was being interviewed for a "day in the life" Rolling Stone story and made the same comments about Gen. McChrystal? He would be in a twist in a hurry. Chain of command demands respect (no, it doesn't have to be earned), all the way up to and including the civilian Commander-in-Chief. Honor your oath of service or resign your commission. MacArthur found out first hand that this principle applies to Five Stars and Privates equally.

Carry on.

My Other Brother Darryl

mzchief said...

Gen. McChrystal is not being as publicly chastised as McChrystal publicly chastised and ridiculed the Commander-In-Chief of the United States Armed Forces and other members of the president's national security team. McChrystal is more than well aware that it is a breach of protocol and military ethics for a military officer to voice any opinion, regardless of the accuracy of the opinion, regarding a superior. It is a long standing rule that military personnel do NOT voice their personal opinion regarding political matters.

One thing that will be overlooked is the accuracy of the disparaging comments made by McChrystal and his staff. Military personnel, that far up the food chain, would never say or endorse those types of comments unless there was a factual basis for such comments.

Anonymous said...

"Dallas/Fort Worth's population grew by 25% over the last 10 years ..." how many are Wetbacks?

Danny Boy said...

You need to get your old man glasses checked and fix this Random Thoughts girl issue. Or raise your standards.

Shell of a Silverstein said...

I've got a freaky old lady name o' Cocaine Katy
Who embroiders on my jeans
I've got my poor old gray-haired Daddy
Drivin' my limousine
Now it's all designed to blow our minds
But our minds won't really be blown
Like the blow that'll get you when you get your picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone

We got a lot of little teenage blue-eyed groupies
Who do anything we say
We got a genuine Indian guru
He's teachin' us a better way
We got all the friends that money can buy
So we never have to be alone
And we keep gettin' richer but we can't get our picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone
Wanna see my picture on the cover
Rolling Stone
Wanna buy five copies for my mother
Rolling Stone
Wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the Rolling Stone

Anonymous said...

Guess it was a dumb idea - or a set up - to even allow Rolling Stone to hang with the General.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
Ronald Reagan

Propagandist said...

I get McChrystal's "F_ck you very much. I quit" resignation in Rolling Stone. What I don't get is McChrystal's apology. Who the hell apologizes after they burn down their bosses when they resign?

Anonymous said...

When do we vote on a new president? Although I can't find anyone that voted for this one.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody else have 400 electric bill this month? My bill is 300-400 every month for last two years.

Propagandist said...

11:03 - I'd keep that info on the down-low or Al Gore might show up at your door and kick your ass for killing polar bears.

This month my elec. bill was $250. but we keep the temp set to 70 so we can hang meat in our house and make sure Gore has something to bitch about. Last month it was $79. because we didn't use the a/c until mid May.

jim said...

Today is not a bad day but nothing spectacular either.. That goes pretty much across the board.


Jack Daniels said...

Nice babes today.

Plug Man from your Textbook Cover said...

This month my electric bill was only $100, but they added $200 in various and assorted fees and called it an eclectic bill!

Anonymous said...

Shell of Silverstein

Give credit when credit is due or I'll sic my attorney on you for copyright violations.

Bubear, prepare the papers.

Double Fake Dr. Hook

Anonymous said...

"How in the world did this weekend's crash that killed three in Wise County not make the local metroplex news?"

Well, you see Barry this world is big- waaay bigger than Wise County even!

Do you understand little buddy? What's that?
Yes, it's even way, way bigger than Bridgeport Lake!

It's a big world Barry- and it's all yours, you little trooper you!

Anonymous said...

when i drove by the rest area there on 287 about 730 last night, channel 11 was there but i didnt watched to see if it was on last night

Anonymous said...

What exactly is the true quote McChrystle said that is so disrespectful?

Please tell all(most)-knowing mzchief.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:28...
Read the Rolling Stone article and educate yourself. Incidentally, as the senior officer of his staff, McChrystal is also responsible for the things said by his staff, especially when, said in his presence. Typically, a four star General does not require WH approval to speak with the media. My brother is currently a Col. select US Army and my father retired as a Brigadier General, US Army sooooo, I do know these things.

Anonymous said...

So basically what you are saying, mzrepresentin', is that you haven't read the complete article.........

Anonymous said...

Mzchief is there nothing you or your family hasn't or isn't involved with that makes wonder why we even exist at all?

Anonymous said...

Not sure the rest of the world really cares what goes on in Wise Co. Heck, I don't really care most of the time, either and I live here. An accident which doesn't involve people you know really doesn't make much of an impression, you know?

Electric bill this month=$184 and I keep it COLD. Last month=$86 It hasn't been above $185 in years, but I live in Decatur and understand it's higher in other parts of WC.

Anonymous said...

1:44 I agree. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief,was your Father Commander McBrag?

Anonymous said...

TEAM mzChief

(theme song)
mzchief - F^ck Yeah!
Coming to save the MuthaF'n day now!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

mzannointed. 12:28 here again. I cant find the article and the disrespectful quote from McChrystal.

Please copy and paste one or two of McChrystal's horrible quotes.

mzchief said...
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mzchief said...

To anonymous haters...

You are sooooooo eaten up with jealousy over me you do not even understand how PATHETIC you look.

The fact I get sooooooooo get under your skin that you comment about me even when I do not post a comment means, I have not only rattled your cages but I am soooo under your skin you think, breathe and live ME!

THANK YOU! For giving me CONTROL


Let us see what you pathetic gits have to say, now!


mzchief said...

To anonymous 2:08...
No! My birth father was a highly decorated officer and was killed in Vietnam when I was a young child. My adopted father, a brigadier gen. was killed, with my mother, in an auto accident when I was a teenager.

Anymore questions, moron?

Anonymous said...


I am NOT too stupid to click the link; my head is NOT up my arse; I CAN comprehend the article; and EASY to wind up.

Award winning artist, huh? I wont even ask.

Again I ask you; where is this so called disrespectful comment????

Anonymous said...

mzchief, are you God?

Anonymous said...


I too have worked in numerous professions and have learned many things from each that can help in other situations I come into in other professions. I am also highly regarded in my current profession and make a buttload of $$$. The difference between you and me is that I don't constantly and consistently use my wide range of knowledge to put myself above others and dis others. Be proud of what you have done and accomplished, but please STFU!

Goober said...

NO one has brought this up yet(that I remember), but this job seems to be one of those "career killer" bottomless pits. I mean, McCrystal is @ least the second guy to get fired from this job, and I think maybe the third. Any bets on how long Petrius last? (yea, I know, I misspelled some names)

Anonymous said...

You just did what you accused mzchief of doing. You need to take your own advice and STFU.

Anonymous said...

You're right. I was pointing out things I feel very lucky about. The difference is that this is the first time I've ever left a comment about it and also it was left annonymously. Many people know who Mzchief is and nobody knows who I am. And also, you overlooked the part of my comment about "constantly and consistently". If you knew me, you would know that I bring up my numerous in life. She presents herself as absolutely perfect. Pretty sickening.
Could 4:49 possibly be Mzchief in disguise?

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, This is not a sarcastic question. Did your second father's last name begin with a "L"? A long time ago I worked with a guy at EDS & his father died in Viet Nam. His mother remarried and that man eventually became a general. My friend took his second father's last name. I remember that he had many siblings and half-siblings.

Anonymous said...

Like you said, you comment anonymously so there's no way of knowing you bring up your All I know is you're pointing your finger at someone while you're doing what you're bitching about. Now you're telling us you're better than mzchief because you don't toot your own horn all the time. No, I'm not mzchief. Using your reasoning mzchief thinks too highly of herself to comment anonymously. Like I said before, take your own advice and STFU.

Anonymous said...

What is the worst kept secret in Decatur?

Reply here!

Bunch of Rascals!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


You said:
"McChrystal is more than well aware that it is a breach of protocol and military ethics for a military officer to voice any opinion, regardless of the accuracy of the opinion, regarding a superior."

I read the RS article. Now I respectfully ask you for a 4th time to quote me McChrystal's comments that got him in trouble.

Anonymous said...

Soon, if she even replies at all, mzchief will deny she ever said McChrystal said anything disrespectful..............waiting.................

mzchief said...
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mzchief said...

To anonymous IDIOTS/Haters...
You people truly are stuck on stupid. If you read the article and were unable to pick out the parts that were disrespectful and derisive then there really is no hope for you.

Since you are too illiterate to be able to research and locate a site that has pointed out the more egregious remarks made by McChrystal and his staff as well as comments attributed to McChrystal by his staff, The New York Times has done it for you simpletons. To make matters worse, McChrystal was given the opportunity to approve the article and check the accuracy of the comments PRIOR to the article being published. Yes! That means McChrystal agreed with and approved the comments made by his staff and attributed to him.

McChrystal offering ANY negative opinion about a superior is DISRESPECTFUL.

Here is a life tip for you losers. If you EVER become gainfully employed, NEVER talk smack about your boss, the manager of Jack In The Box, and should, by some miracle, you become a night manager, NEVER allow your subordinates to talk smack about your boss. McChrystal had the integrity to acknowledge what he did was unprofessional and poor judgment. Rather than you idiots gritching about Obama, LEARN from McChrystal's screw up.

Here is a life lesson most decent people have learned by the age of 6, NEVER speak ill of an absent third party.

Anonymous said...

7:50, the artile indicates his arrogant attitude toward the president and administration:

"Are you asking about Vice President Biden?" McChrystal says with a laugh. "Who's that?"

"Biden?" suggests a top adviser. "Did you say: Bite Me?"


As McChrystal leaned on Obama to ramp up the war, he did it with the same fearlessness he used to track down terrorists in Iraq: Figure out how your enemy operates, be faster and more ruthless than everybody else, then take the fuckers out. After arriving in Afghanistan last June, the general conducted his own policy review, ordered up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The now-infamous report was leaked to the press, and its conclusion was dire: If we didn't send another 40,000 troops – swelling the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan by nearly half – we were in danger of "mission failure." The White House was furious. McChrystal, they felt, was trying to bully Obama, opening him up to charges of being weak on national security unless he did what the general wanted. It was Obama versus the Pentagon, and the Pentagon was determined to kick the president's ass.

As the article continues it indicates more of the general's and his aides' attitudes toward their superiors. In the military, it is completely unacceptable to emit such an attitude if you are a subordinate. Evidently the article brought forth enough evidence to prove that McChrystal and his staff felt they knew best ( and they may ) but their actions and words were damaging to the president and his orders.

I'm with you, in that, I don't see actual quotes from McChrystal in the article that undermine the president, but instead, just a general attitude. The way the media spoke, it did sound as if the article should be full of derogatory quotes from him.

Anonymous said...

Hey MzChief,McChrystal said you are a TARD no matter what.

What'da gonna do about it...huh?

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:29...
Let me help you understand. When McChrystal staff members attribute comments to "The Boss" in the Rolling Stone article, they are referencing McChrystal.

Even though he had voted for Obama, McChrystal and his new commander in chief failed from the outset to connect. The general first encountered Obama a week after he took office, when the president met with a dozen senior military officials in a room at the Pentagon known as the Tank. According to sources familiar with the meeting, McChrystal thought Obama looked “uncomfortable and intimidated” by the roomful of military brass. Their first one-on-one meeting took place in the Oval Office four months later, after McChrystal got the Afghanistan job, and it didn’t go much better. “It was a 10-minute photo op,” says an adviser to McChrystal. “Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his [expletive] war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.”

"McChrystal reserves special skepticism for Holbrooke, the official in charge of reintegrating the Taliban. “The Boss says he’s like a wounded animal,” says a member of the general’s team. “Holbrooke keeps hearing rumors that he’s going to get fired, so that makes him dangerous.”

One anonymous aide said McChrystal seized control of the war "by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House."

No doubt, Obama would be one of "The wimps in the White House." so there is no question the comment was intended to be DISRESPECTFUL and derisive comments DIRECTED at Obama.

I realize, the Raging Right WingNUTZ approve of EVERY disrespectful thing said about Obama and his handpicked minions but the statements attributed to McChrystal were a MONUMENTAL breach of protocol and DISRESPECTFUL. What made the comments made by McChrystal and his staff all the more egregious is the fact that McChrystal was granted the opportunity to make any corrections PRIOR to the article being published and NEVER disputed the factual nature of the comments attributed to him.

Here is a lesson, kiddies; do not bash your boss in a magazine article and then act surprised when you are FIRED.

Anonymous said...

I'm 9:29, Mzchief, and I don't need your help to "understand." Possibly you didn't understand by my post that completely understand the events as they have taken place. What makes you think I didn't? I was simply answering 7:50's question to you, which you failed to answer. . . well, until now. If you had just answered that way in the first place, I could have just kept quiet.

But I do have a question for you, the "wimp in the WhiteHouse" comment.... was that an actual quote from one of McChrystal's staff or was that a "summation" written by the author of the article, since it is a subtitle to the article? I am a little confused on that.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief is sitting on her golden throne again feeling like she's a first grade teacher, but I enjoy seeing her sense of superiority rile all of us "inferior peasants" up.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:31...
I did not fail to answer 7:50's question. I provided a LINK to excerpts to the Rolling Stone article so 7:50 could read the actual comments, unedited by me or someone like you with an agenda and too STUPID to discern comments/quotes attributed to McChrystal.

Quote from you @ 9:29 to 7:50: I'm with you, in that, I don't see actual quotes from McChrystal in the article that undermine the president, but instead, just a general attitude.

Read the Rolling Stone article and you MIGHT understand that ALL the comments offered by McChrystal's staff were attributed to McChrystal and were indeed his opinions of the superiors ridiculed in the article.

Yes, "The whimps in the White House." was a statement made by McChrystal and quoted by a member of McChrystal's staff to the author of the article.

The fact McChrystal was given the opportunity to review the article and make any clarifications, PRIOR to the article being published, and made NO amendments or clarification to the opinions/quotes attributed to McChrystal is a clear indication that the opinions/quotes published in the article were/are those of McChrystal.

Please, in the future, refrain from EVER attempting to post comments on my behalf. Trust me, if I was going to have someone speak for me it would be someone far more intelligent than you.

Anonymous said...

In the first place, Mzchief, I am not stupid. And I was not attempting to post on "your behalf" I was simply being POLITE (something you have no clue about) and answer 7:50's politely asked question. Your DIRECTING that commentor to another article to read was NOT an answer to his/her question, and your demoralizing comments were not necessary.

The article itself does NOT include direct quotes from McChrystal except for the one about Biden.

Why don't you show up where "the wimp is in the Whitehouse" was quoted by a McChrystal staffie?

You are offensive and repulsive, Mzchief, and you obviously have a very huge self-complex issue. You simply cannot debate nor offer an opinion without becoming arrogant and demeaning. How obvious it is that you are one sick individual. The only LOSER on this blog that I have EVER seen is YOU!!

ta-ta, Loser!! I won't be back here, so talk to yourself here if you wish. (something I sure don't put past you, in fact, I'd bet you stand in front of your mirror to do the same.)

Anonymous said...

"While Mr. Hastings was unlikely to have been responsible for the language the editors chose for the introduction to his article, the words that appear directly below its headline are unlikely to have gone down well in Mr. Obama’s office. The text reads:

Stanley McChrystal, Obama’s top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House."

THE EDITORS chose the wording "the wimps in the White House."

check your own link, Mzchief

Anonymous said...

No kidding, mzchief. You did avoid his/her polite question. You do become a rude ass when someone pins you down. In this case, you were pinned down pretty good, but nobody was really being an ass to you. You were too stubborn to admit there was no real quote, just a summation, and as a result treated people rude. It is interesting to read, though, as you try to sqirm your way toward something resembling facts.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mzchief, McDonalds also called and said you was a TARD no matter what.

Pull up to the next window.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:31...
Had you READ the article rather than merely depending on the "Cliffnotes" you would know, as reported by MSNBC; "One anonymous aide said McChrystal seized control of the war "'by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House.'" and would be aware that quote you listed merely disclose that the editors CHERRY PICKED a quote provided by one of McChrystal's staff. Shame on me for having taken you at your word when you said you had read the article.

YOU are the PERFECT example as to why I DETEST stupid people.

Here is a tip. Rather than depending on the information you are spoon fed, make the effort to EDUCATE YOURSELF.

YOU and your ilk are what is wrong with the US and why people like Obama, Biden, Stevens, Byrd, Perry, Hutchinson and Granger have LOOOOOOOOONG careers in politics.

To anonymous 1:14...
There, you have the link where the quote regarding "wimps in the White House" is attributed to one of McChrystal's staff.

I stand by my assertion that YOU ARE STUPID.

Have a look at my RESPECTFULLY STATED and FACTUALLY BASED original comment at 9:38 and view the RUDE/DISRESPECTFUL/IMPOLITE comments, directed at me, beginning at 12:28 and then explain to me why I should respond to ANY rude anonymous comment with anything but CONTEMPT. As far as I am concerned ALL of you rude/stupid anonymous commentators are the SAME. Just because YOU do not like how vehemently I return rude comments does not mean there is anything wrong with me meeting rudeness with equal or greater rudeness.

Here is a suggestion for you. Since you do not like my comments and style with which I deal with rude comments, STOP READING MY COMMENTS

mzchief said...

To anonymous 3:11...
Point to where I attempted to "sqirm" to anywhere. You jumped the gun a little there hotshot. I did at 3:33 provide a link to where it is clearly stated the "wimps in the White House" comment is a direct quote made by one of McChrystal's staff. I was aware it was a quote made by McChrystal's staff because I READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE. Had you or any of the other MORONS who were arguing the content of the Rolling Stone article bothered to actually read the article, you too would have been aware that I was/am CORRECT.

Let me make it PERFECTLY clear.


I have posted LINKS to the article in question. I have provided excerpts for people too STUPID/LAZY to read and comprehend the article. I have even EXPLAINED and RE-explained the FACTS to obnoxious MORONS.

As for you being offended by me being rude to an anonymous IDIOT go ahead and read the NUMEROUS derisive names and comments made to and about me and you try to SQUIRM out of your ERRONEOUS assessment of my responses. If you do not like me being rude to IDIOTS then you stop being an IDIOT and my rudeness will have no impact on you.

Anonymous said...

Back to the important topic; McChrystal had to be very frustrated not to have any time to talk about the war with the commander-in-cheif. The "wimps" in the White house and the problems with the Obama's security council big mouths was working against the war effort.

Now it is our job to fire the "whimps" and big mounths (Biden can't keep his mouth shut) so our troops will have the support they need to win the war. Either support them or get out!

Obama is proving he is not executive material or have any instints to run our country, more less the military. But what can we expect from a community organizer?

National security is the most important responsibity of the president. Mr. Obama is failing in his strategy by setting a date to leave the war and by not fighting the war with the drug cartel along the border with Mexico.

A lot of very smart people voted for him because he told them anything to get elected! Those who voted based on his values, weren't fooled!