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Kevin McCarthy is accusing his opponents, a.k.a. Democrats, of “playing partisan political games” with the debt ceiling. Rational people should raise the roof in response to McCarthy’s dangerous nonsense.

One of Trump’s lackey lawyers contends that His Orangeness should not be required to return to New York to once again deal with one of his 1,312,427 legal issues. His rationale? It would be too disruptive for New Yorkers, and would be a “burden” on them. That’s Team Trump for you. Always looking out for the best interests of others.

I hear it all the time. “I don’t like Trump’s antics, but I love his policies.” Policies? What “policies”?  Name one. I’m serious. Name one policy. Perpetual petulance is not a “policy.”

Trump is seldom right about anything. (See “pandemic.) But he’s right about one thing. DeSantis is out of his league. A rookie amateur jackass trying to beat a veteran professional jackass is never a winning strategy.

You know how “they” say, “They always come in threes”?  Sadly, that seems to be the case when it comes to people getting shot for making honest, innocent and non-threatening mistakes. We are nationally numb to our societal insanity.

Codger asshole in K.C. says he feared his abode was being broken into. Yeah, burglars always ring the doorbell first, you know, just as a professional courtesy. Says he was afraid. That’s why he fired his gun, twice, despite the fact the human being outside his door never attempted to enter his home. Says he was intimidated by the stranger’s size. Ralph is 5-8 and weighs 140. And the only thing he packs is a sax. But there is that black thing, right?

Read the transcript, or simply hear the audio recordings, of those McCurtain County, Oklahoma “officials” lamenting the fact that it’s no longer ok to lynch black people and use them for toilet paper. Now tell me again how we don’t have institutional racism in this country, ostrich.

You’re straight. Good for you. Other folks are gay. Good for them. What do you care? What do you care? And what do you care what other folks do or don’t do with their junk, including lopping it off or “bulking up” if they so choose? How does that impact you? Why is it your business in the slightest? Go grab a Bud Light and try to calm down.

SCOTUS has delayed its mifepristone decision until tomorrow afternoon.  Hmm…tomorrow afternoon happens to be Friday afternoon. Just a coincidence, I’m sure. My condolences in advance, women of America.

Go ahead, Jordan. Ain’t nobody afraid of you. Go right on.

It’s Thursday morning. That means SpaceX is going to try it again at Boca Chica Beach. I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. That is one big-ass rocket, and I say that as somebody who knows from big-ass rockets. Don’t get none on ya.

Lest you think I’m down in the dumps, I do think there are reasons to be optimistic. At least in some venues, lying is once again not cool, and can come with a price tag. Like $787.5 million. And a growing number of heretofore spineless Republicans are now telling MTG to STFU. That’s progress.

As an old guy, I am now eligible to get the updated bivalent COVID vaccine. So that’s what I’m gonna do this afternoon. Why? Because this old guy aspires to be an even older guy. That’s rational.

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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.