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So the 16-year-old girl in Florida is not mature enough to decide to have an abortion, but is mature enough to be a mother? Insanity. And, once again, none of this is ever actually about “the unborn child.” Ever.

Oh, before I continue, if you have ever used the term “deep state” in any context other than comedy, we can pretty much right you off, intellectually. Why not just go straight to “Boogey Man”?

And the new Cultist talking point, “They’re not coming for Trump, they’re coming for you”? Nah. We’re coming for Trump. Glad I could clear that up.

Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will plead guilty to a 15-year tax fraud scheme. But he and his lawyers say they won’t rat out The Family. Mobsters, all. Big Al will have at least 100 days in the cooler to think about this.

I’m trying to figure out what audience Mike Pence was trying to address Wednesday when he said he would “consider” any invitation to testify before the Jan. 6 Committee and what his motive for saying that was. Clearly, it was premeditated, and even scripted. Interesting, to say the least.

If Trump wants to make that MR-A-Lago security video public, have at it, as long as there is a way to securely protect the identity of the FBI agents. But there are no legal grounds or precedents for demanding that the search affidavit be made public at this time. That would violate every procedural standard.

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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.