09/21/22 No. We’re not gonna “move on,” or “let it go.”

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I reserve my best and most incredulous blank stare to people who tell me and us that we should “move on” from Trump or “get over it.”. I’d love to. We’d love to. But how can we do that when he persists in posing an existential threat to our country? This is not a “yesterday” problem. This is right here and right now.

And still the Toadie Cult Apologists tell us that we have “much larger” problems and issues than Trump. No. We don’t. He has already tried to overthrow our government. I’m not inclined to give him a chance to do it again.

So far, every decision made by Judge Aileen Cannon regarding the Mar-a-Lago classified documents has been premised on the notion that a former president must be treated completely differently under the law than anyone else. And that’s based on exactly what legal principle, Judge Cannon?

Everybody Loves Raymond Dearie, on the other hand, isn’t buying that garbage. Nor is Merrick Garland.

And still Team Trump can’t get its story straight regarding “declassification.”

On the other hand, Biden really ought to STFU about Taiwan for now.

Putin appears to be “thirsty” for attention, wouldn’t you say? This is now the 210th day of his “three-day war.”

Solidarity with and all support for the women of Iran. I’m so sick of jackass religious fundamentalists of all stripes and tribes. They truly are the bane of humanity.

I’ll listen quietly and patiently while you try to explain to me why these stunts by DeSantis and Abbott do not amount to criminal kidnapping and human trafficking. Sure. I have time. Knock yourself out. I’ll wait…

Another round of rate hikes today? I’m glad I’m not the one in charge of walking that tightrope.

Oh. And did Trump move on E. Jean Carroll against her will “like a bitch” back in the mid-90s? “Stature of limitations”? Not in this case. Not under updated New York state law. You’re running out of places to hide, Tangerine.

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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.