advertisement
Forums

 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the 'Friendly' Political Ranting forum
Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 13, 2022 09:57PM
[www.cnn.com]

"Psaki has restored honor, dignity and class to the White House briefing room after four years of Donald Trump press secretaries, who seemed more interested in picking fights and criticizing the media than effectively communicating that administration's policies and agenda," Poynter's Tom Jones wrote in a column about her departure.

I agree with Jones' assessment. Here's hoping her successor can live up to that standard.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: hal
Date: May 13, 2022 11:25PM
says goodbye to work friends:

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 14, 2022 06:55AM
A refreshing force of an intellectual nature that was badly needed to sweep away the stench left by the last administration.

Thank you, Ms. Psaki.



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
As of July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now available by simply dialing 988. The previous number, 1-800-273-8255, will remain active.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/2022 06:56AM by Blankity Blank.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 14, 2022 08:44AM
I hope her successor has an equal skill. And snark.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 14, 2022 09:32AM
I miss her already.

Her replacement has big shoes to fill (although, from the photo above, Jen prolly has pretty small shoes…err…literally speaking…err…well, you know what I mean).

Anyway, best wishes to her.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 14, 2022 12:44PM
Trump's press secretaries were spectacularly incompetent, but that has been a far outlier. Most press secretaries in my memory did their job at least with competence, even if they didn't wow the crowd the way Psaki did. Really, a good press secretary is invisible...they tell the story, they are not supposed to BE the story--or have to make it up on the fly when the President thumbs a tweet on the toilet at 3 AM.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 14, 2022 08:37PM
She was absolutely amazing.

I expect she'll be very good at her next gig, but without the



it may not be quite so enjoyable.

Of course for the pic to be truly representative of a typical Psaki v Dookie match, Dookie wouldn't have an épée.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: Don C
Date: May 14, 2022 10:09PM
Have to have a little compassion for the prior spokespeople. For all their incompetence, they were tasked with making sense when there was none to be made. Even someone with Jen's quality could not have made that job work given the "material" they had available.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 14, 2022 10:37PM
Quote
RAMd®d
She was absolutely amazing.

I expect she'll be very good at her next gig, but without the



it may not be quite so enjoyable.

Of course for the pic to be truly representative of a typical Psaki v Dookie match, Dookie wouldn't have an épée.

Those are not an épées, they’re foils.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 14, 2022 10:39PM
Quote
Don C
Have to have a little compassion for the prior spokespeople. For all their incompetence, they were tasked with making sense when there was none to be made. Even someone with Jen's quality could not have made that job work given the "material" they had available.

I can't have compassion for any of them. The reason is they took the job. (Maybe the first didn't know what they were getting themselves into, but it's no excuse for the rest.)



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 15, 2022 06:02AM
Those are not an épées, they’re foils.


They look more like saber, not épée, and not foil.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 15, 2022 08:53AM
Quote
RAMd®d
Those are not an épées, they’re foils.


They look more like saber, not épée, and not foil.

You are correct (I had to enlarge the image to see that).

I just knew the lamés (uniforms) were wrong for epee.

For timeliness, that image is of a U.S. and a Ukrainian fencer.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 15, 2022 08:58AM
Quote
RAMd®d
Of course for the pic to be truly representative of a typical Psaki v Dookie match, Dookie wouldn't have an épée.

Journalism 101: Never send the guy with the Playskool “Mr. Mike” tape recorder to an Olympic level Washington press briefing as your ‘hit man’.





National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
As of July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now available by simply dialing 988. The previous number, 1-800-273-8255, will remain active.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Jen Psaki signs off
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 15, 2022 10:04AM


POMTL!






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 113
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020