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The world is just now beginning to realize the scope of Russian atrocities. And even more horrific discoveries will be made.

Earth must be united in its eternal condemnation.

But, you know, there’s no real difference between supporting Russia and supporting Ukraine. (That’s Tucker Carlson, six weeks ago.)  And Putin is a genius, a peacekeeper and “very savvy.” (Orange Jackass, six weeks ago.)

No, I’m not going to let this go. No. I will not ignore, diminish or dilute the extent of this Cultish insanity.

And now we have a Cultist telling us that it was Trump who took out Bin Laden. Did you read what I just wrote?

“GOP”? Shouldn’t the Cult’s acronym be changed to WFFTJMSU, for “We feel free to just make shit up”? Whatever these loonies are, they are not Conservatives.

They do possess, however, an infantile level of deniability and unaccountability. I’ve noticed that they are detached from linguistic honesty.

You know what “armed insurrection” means? It means armed insurrection.

You know what “attempted coup” means? It means attempted coup.

You know what “attempt to overthrow a valid election” means?

As a result, you know what “That is by definition then an attempt to overthrow the government of the United States” means?

You know what “Folks who attempt to overthrow the government of the Unites States are by definition guilty of treason” means?

You know what “Folks who commit treason are by definition traitors” means?

They remind me of three-year-olds who pull a blankets over their heads and then tell their parents, “You can’t see me!” 

The hell we can’t.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote today on Judge Jackson’s nomination for SCOTUS. She is eminently qualified, possessive of a judicial temperament and almost super-human patience and grace, and has eloquently expressed her fealty to the Constitution and respect for precedent. In short, there is not one not one legitimate reason to vote against her confirmation. And yet today’s committee vote will be split purely among partisan lines. Disgraceful.

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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.