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I’m having a hard time understanding why a Congressman would send out a Christmas card photo showing everyone in the family holding guns, particularly just a couple of days after the slaughter in Oxford.

OK, actually I’m not having a hard time explaining it.

They’re assholes. See how analytical I can be?

Let me get this straight. Mark Meadows has written a book. There are a lot of revelations about Trump in there. Trump of course says it’s “fake news.” Of course he does. You know, kinda like COVID is “fake news.” But now Meadows says his own book is fake news. And he says the fake news in his fake book is protected by “executive privilege.”  Ho.

I’m actually quite confident the truth will out with regard to Jan. 6. Primarily, I’m confident because we already know the core truth. We know because the perps have essentially admitted it, and because there’s documentation by the bale. But now Pence’s former chief of staff is going to “cooperate,” which means that Pence himself is effectively cooperating. Over.

175,000 Russian troops gathering at the Ukraine border? I’m glad Biden will be able to straighten all of that out on a phone call. I’m sure there’s an innocent explanation.

Look, the Winter Olympics could get cancelled five minutes from now for all I care. But, really?  An American “diplomatic boycott”? Lame.  I did not say “lah-may.” I said lame.

I love watching television reporters scrunch up their mouths and noses to pronounce the surname of the French president. “Mackh-kkwrawwn.” Now clear your throat and sneer, so that we’ll know you are legit.

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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.