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It is one thing for a governor to refuse or decline to issue a mask mandate. It is quite another for a governor to prohibit local authorities and school districts from doing so. You say people and communities are responsible for their own safety?  Then give them a chance.

Whose side are you on, DeSantis and Abbott?  COVID’s?

You go, Austin and Dallas!

Why would DeSantis want to prohibit a cruise line from requiring passengers to be vaccinated?  Why?  With what motive? Toward what end? Why would he care?

MTG throws out an applause line about low vax rates. Well, it’s an applause line in Alabama, anyway.  They have banjos on their knees, you know. But no teeth in their heads. And then she had to work in the obligatory, grandstanding “Second Amendment” reference.  I did not just make fun of the Second Amendment. I made fun of MTG, even though she’s about as much fun as prostatitis.

Of course, vaccinations should be mandated for all U.S. active duty military personnel. Hell, yes. This is a national security issue.

I think until 17 months ago…or maybe just up until January 20, 2017… most rational Americans thought part of the definition of “crazy” was “rare.” It’s jarring to realize that it isn’t.

Calmly. Rationally. Would somebody tell me why groundlessly trying to overthrow an American election and plotting a coup is not the very definition of treason? Seriously. If that’s not treason (you know, the actual statutory, Constitutional, criminal kind), what is?

Cuomo, would you stop wasting everybody’s time?  Resign.

Remember two days ago when human-generated Climate Change was only almost 100 percent certain.  Congrats. We have removed the “almost.”

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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.