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At least 50 innocents murdered in a Russian attack on a train station.

While I try to remain optimistic, neither I, nor you, nor anyone else know how this is going to play out in Ukraine.

But I do know this. Russia is over in every respect other than its capacity to rain terror. But Russia is over as a country. Congrats, Putin. You have destroyed your own country.

And now it looks like you’ve motivated Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Slick, Vlad.

And speaking of “over,” everybody wave “bye” to Marjorie Taylor Greene. Looks like a federal judge will allow a group of Georgia voters to pursue their constitutional challenge against MTG. The group says she should not be allowed to run for re-election because she aided and supported Jan. 6 insurrectionists.  The group is right.

This is not a rhetorical question. What more can the U.S. do for Ukraine and Ukrainians other than arm them to the teeth, and try to finish Russia off economically?  Because in my view U.S. troops or pilots are a hard “no,” now and going forward.

GOP Weasels. You can’t put on a tie and show your ass up on time? Your behavior reflects “Conservatism”?

I’ll tell you what did reflect real Conservatism. Soon-to-be SCOTUS Justice Jackson’s speech Friday afternoon. If you simply read the text and didn’t know who wrote it, you would regard it as traditional, restrained and preservative. Because it was. But by all means, bluster on, Blustering Bubbas.

Seditious Conspiracy, thy name is Donald Trump Jr. But let me correct one of his texts that he sent to Mark Meadows. “We have operational control. Total leverage.” Actually, you don’t have shit, little boys And this was all pre-meditated and put into action BEFORE the election was called.

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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.