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Bill Cosby is not innocent. But Bill Cosby is free.  And Bill Cosby is “home free” with respect to any new charges. Yes, it’s disgusting. Yes, it violates our innate sense of justice. And, yes, it is devastating for the dozens of victims who have made credible accusations against Cosby.

But frustrating as it is for most of us, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court got it exactly right. Ultimately, our legal system and protection of all of our due process rights reign “supreme.” What is still stuck in my craw is Cosby’s utter lack of remorse and accountability.

Indicted. Both the Trump Organization and its longtime CEO, Allen Weisselberg. You say these are “small potato” charges?  Don’t be surprised if and when they become a Giant Spud with a huge dollop of “sour cream.” What was the name of that show-off dolphin?  Flipper?  And it would not surprise me if a future chapter in this tawdry saga becomes “Stormy.”

“Profiles in Cowardice.”  Republicans first rejected the creation of a bi-partisan commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Now they are undermining the work of the newly approved House Select Committee. What’s clear is that they do not want ANY investigation into the biggest domestic assault on our democracy in American history.  “It didn’t happen. It was a peaceful protest. Those were just tourists.” Abdication.  Cowards. History will not be kind to these dishonest sycophants.

I’ve never given a flying flip about Britney Spears.  But I do feel sorry for her.

It’s hotter than July.  I’m gonna play some Stevie.

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I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.