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Yes, I’m “bashing the meedja.”  Seriously. We learned conclusively last week (not that we didn’t know before) that Trump Just Made The Whole Thing Up. We learned conclusively (not that we didn’t know before) that he directly pressured the DOJ to say, without evidence, that the 2020 election was “corrupt” and “illegal.”  This is the biggest story in American political history. The biggest. It makes Watergate look like jaywalking. And the meedja displayed the attention span of fruit flies. Yeah, intrepid journalists. By all means, tell me more about Kathy Griffin.

It often appears that DeSantis is openly and enthusiastically PROUD of his state’s shameful COVID numbers. Am I wrong?

Yes, I will “take a knee” in memory of D.C. Police Officers Kyle DeFreytag and Gunther Hashida, who we now know are the third and fourth law enforcement respondents to the January 6 Capitol armed insurrection who have taken their lives.

If you plan to have a heart attack in Baton Rouge, try not to do it today. Theycaintheppya right now. No ICU beds. But the Number 24 slot on the waiting list is available as I write this at 4:52 a.m. Central.

Hey, Florida GOP Idiot.  You know what’s the real “mark of the beast” right now? It’s not the vaccine.  No. The beastly mark is a number:  613,000. You’re a puke. And “brown shirts”? Only if you use your shirt to line your diaper.

Wisconsin Blowhard Ron Johnson is mindlessly running his yap again. This time a video reveals him essentially blaming the FBI for the unfortunate occurrences at the Capitol on January 6. Yeah, it’s not Balcones Fault or even San Andreas Fault.  It’s the FBI’s fault.  One thing was conspicuously missing from Johnson’s rant.  Evidence. Have you noticed a pattern about every single one of these conspiracy theories?

Like, say the one that drags on in Arizona. You know, the eternal “audit.” The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman has had enough. Quote from the letter he sent to the Banjo Section. “Release your report and be prepared to defend any accusation of misdeeds in court.”  Put up or shut up.  But they won’t “put up,” because there’s nothing to put up. And they won’t “shut up,” because they lack even a grain of integrity.

Investigators from the NY State AG office spent ELEVEN HOURS grilling Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 17? Eleven hours?  Sounds like that went well beyond, “Not much…how ‘bout you?”

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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.