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Just so there’s no misunderstanding. We’re not going to continue to watch schoolchildren get slaughtered just to feed your dress up and play army fetish. Get your tongue out of your gun’s throat and grow the hell up.

Understand this, too. We are in the large majority in holding this view. And we are really pissed.

Glad we had this chat.  

Men of honor seek justice.  Petty men of no substance seek revenge. Liz Cheney in Wyoming is the now the focal stop on the Trump Revenge Tour. I welcome his hubris, because it will prove politically suicidal. Trump’s endorsement batting average is already under water, and Cheney will win in Wyoming. And that could finally be the end of this Cultism.

What a small man he is. In fact, he is no man at all. Trump told a crowd on Sunday that Cheney has done “despicable things.”

Like what? Telling and seeking the truth? Refusing to lie? Refusing to be intimidated? Putting country ahead of party? Putting facts ahead of reckless fiction?  

You mean those kinds of “despicable things”? Is that what you mean?

He calls Cheney a “”RINO.”  No, Tangerine. No. You and your lackeys are the RINOs. And don’t ever call yourselves “Conservatives,” either.

And still he pushes The Big Lie. And Sunday he called Jan. 6 a “hoax.”

This is no longer about him.

This is about anyone who doesn’t see this for what it is and has always been. Have some respect for your own intelligence. Because you are done insulting ours.

It’s Memorial Day.  “Thank you” will always be hopelessly inadequate.

But thank you.

3 Responses

  1. I’ve found myself guilty of giving Trump too much power by collectively calling his supporters Cultist and judging them in groups. I have started calling out individuals. My forefathers knew who the Klan were, They rode the same horses with the same brands as the banker, sheriff’s deputies and store owners. The only difference was the white flour sack over their heads. I’m taking off the red MAGA caps and calling out friends and foe alike …

    1. Excellent decision, and thanks for the comment. Folks have to be personally accountable and answerable.

    2. Excellent decision, and thanks for the comment. Folks have to be personally accountable and answerable.

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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.