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Late night final from D.C.   Booker 58, Tuberville 0. Defund the Grandstanders. Cory just “sashayed” down and walked into the end zone. Tubs, you got faced, and you walked right into it, Mensa. If you haven’t seen the “highlights,” do so.  Da-da-da. Da Da DAH!

Busy night. Three-point-five trill is almost real money. Senate Dems slogged through 15 hours to approve a budget resolution to fund a “social safety net,” the likes of which we haven’t seen since LBJ or perhaps even FDR. Paid family leave. New and larger tax credits. Health care. Measures to address climate crises. You know, everything Donkeys and Elephants fight about.  Fiercest battle here may be on one side of the aisle. Dem “progressives” and “moderates” are going to tear out each other’s tracheas. Arizona Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema has already said $3.5 trillion is too rich for her blood. House approval of a similar resolution later this month could trigger the infamous “budget reconciliation” mechanism. I got my popcorn.

Fifty two arrest warrants are now in the hands of the Texas House Sergeant at Arms, one for each of the Travelin’ Dems who has pissed off Governor Petulant. Now what, Lil’ Greg?

Seems some Texas judges are giving Abbott some grief, too.  The law can be very inconvenient.  Right now Governor Petulant is going 0-4 in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.  How dare parents try to keep their kids alive?

Gee, I guess at some level Abbott The Panderer realizes his state is on fire. Or why else would he be begging for nurses from around the country to come to Texas? And “I See You” beds in the Lone Star State?  Looks like we’re about fresh out.

And DeSaneless has grossly overplayed his hand in Florida, too. And now here comes a literal ill wind called “Fred.”

Oh, this stuff about state mask and vaccine mandates being “illegal”? Actually, no. Legal precedent for issuing such mandates as established by SCOTUS goes all the way back to 1905.  You can look it up.  I did.

YouTube to Senator Rancid Paul. “You’re a liar.” Twitter to Rep. Marjorie Hater Greene. “You’re a liar.”  Why don’t the two of you take, say, a week, to think about this?

And let me cut you off.  Stop with the “free speech” and “censorship” claptrap. You have no First Amendment right to lie on somebody else’s private property and platform.

MLBA. Make Lying Bad Again.

Stevie Nicks is fully vaccinated. Stevie Nicks is also 73. Stevie Nicks has canceled all live performances for the rest of 2021. That’s being Radically Rational.

Let me ask you.  Am I the only person who does not get Anna Kendrick at any level?

Never mind. Enjoy your Perseid Meteor Shower tonight!  Lather it up all over you!

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Paul's Bio

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.