04/17/23 Fox Spews wants to cut a deal with Dominion? Sure. Here’s my deal.

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Clearly, Fox Spews now wants to cut a settlement deal with Dominion. Here’s my offer if I represent Dominion. Screw you. Deal?

That’s a big rocket on that pad at Boca Chica Beach outside of Brownsville. As I write, we are three hours away from the scheduled launch of the most powerful rocket ever built, Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship. Musk is certainly managing expectations, saying that as long as Starship makes it far enough away to avoid damage to the pad before it blows up, he will consider the launch a success. Yeah, I actually thought about driving to Boca Chica to watch this spectacle, but I think I feel safer here in my bedroom office. Lemme know when you work some of these bugs out, Elon.

MTG is heaping praise on the Pentagon Leaker. Of course she is. You know what? I’m almost 70. I just have no time and even less patience for crazy and crazies. That goes for election deniers, Jan. 6 deniers, COVID deniers and lunar landing deniers. There’s just no denying these clowns are nucking futs. And I don’t have time for that. They will be afforded no respect here. Matter of fact, they can expect some pretty rough treatment here. I haven’t even taken off my sweats yet.

One of my employers/clients has scheduled me for active shooter training today. And the thing is, it’s probably a pretty good idea. That’s where we are.

We’re numb to things we should not be numb to. Like Clarence Thomas, for example.

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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.