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We cannot rest until we eliminate all ignorant, sexist, pandering, grandstanding, controlling, misogynist mujahidin from the streets of Texas.

And “streets” of Texas would include the driveway that rolls up to the governor’s mansion.

I’m wondering. Is six weeks a reasonable amount of time for a governor to realize he is the Devil’s spawn?  I mean, is a man even aware he’s a moron in six weeks? I mean, that’s not even one mental cycle.

Not to give any intellectual respect or even acknowledgement to Ayatollah Abbott’s incoherence, but a rapist is a rapist only after he rapes. So, “eliminating” rapists would seem to be a little ambitious, wouldn’t it?  Particularly since rapists don’t walk around in jerseys sporting a big, block “R.”

Maybe the Texas Mujahidin can kick that around at their next Prayer Breakfast.

I want to own this. Almost a decade ago, my wife made a fleeting reference to the “War on Women.” I tapped the brakes on my eye-roll, and just asked her if maybe that was a little strong.

No, if anything she understated this. This is not just a War on Women. It’s Jihad.

But just as we did in World War II, we Americans are capable of fighting on two fronts simultaneously.

Hell, yes, there’s a War on Women. But there also is a raging War on Intellect, Reason, Science, Facts and Sanity.

Those Martial Venn Diagrams intersect.

What do I mean?  That’s why God Invented Thursday. Seeya tomorrow.

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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.