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I’m still waiting for somebody to present the “other side” of the Holocaust. I mean, it’s only fair, right?

So he’s telling us that he already knows the 2022 election is rigged, setting the stage for him to again simply reject any results he doesn’t like. But he’s also telling folks to get out and vote. Yeah, I’m trying to get my head around that, too.

Tragically, 460 American law enforcement officers have died from COVID since the pandemic began. That’s four times the number of officers who have died from gunfire during the same period. Love, respect and thanks to all of these fallen public servants. We don’t want that COVID number to go any higher. Why, then, are some police unions resisting vaccination, and even threatening walkouts if vaccine mandates are adopted? This makes any sense? Policing is about protecting the public. There is currently no bigger public safety issue than COVID-19.

Tell me again how wearing a mask is a violation of your “personal freedom.” Is having to stop at a red light a violation of your freedom? Seat belts? Vaccination requirements for other diseases as a prerequisite for public school attendance, you know, as have been in place for 70 years or so? Smoking bans in public places? Is breaking and entering OK, you know, in the name of “personal freedom”? Slugging a dude in a bar is still frowned upon, too. Drivers’ licenses? Vehicle safety inspections? Damn, pick one side of your mouth, will you?

Demanding that doctors and hospitals treat you with a horse-wormer, and filing lawsuits to force them to do so? Because you’re more of a medical expert than physicians and medical researchers are?

Folks identifying themselves as supporters of “law and order,” then turning a blind or even supportive eye to a violent riot whose clear and stated aim was to overthrow the government of the United States?

The Latin term for all of these scenarios is “non sequitur,” meaning “makes no sense.”

My term for it is “insanity.”

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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.