[LOCKED] OT: Golden State Warriors unanimously vote to skip customary White House visit

Submitted by Fieldy'sNuts on June 13th, 2017 at 10:36 AM

It didn’t take the Golden State Warriors long to decide to skip the traditional championship White House visit.

Less than 24 hours after winning the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday night, the Warriors unanimously voted to decline the White House ceremony honoring their Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to several reports including one by CNBC analyst Josh Brown.

The Warriors attended the White House ceremony to honor their 2015 NBA Finals title when former President Barack Obama was in the White House.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/warriors-unanimously-decline-white-house-visi…

 

 

MOD EDIT - ....and locked. It's interesting news, to be sure, but this thread.....yeesh. - LSA

Comments

bgoblue02

June 13th, 2017 at 12:05 PM ^

when TB didn't go when obama was in office?  if you can't respect peoples opinions then why should anyone respect yours.

also - for all those who will tell them to go back to playing baskbetball; by that definition we should all go back to our dayjonbs.

 

 

BursleyBaitsBus

June 13th, 2017 at 12:33 PM ^

Considering that a good amount of the Republican party including your czar Trump thought Obama was born outside of the USA and went to Muslim school in Indonesia or some shit for 8 years, yeah I would say a significant amount of you are racist.

Stephen Y

June 13th, 2017 at 11:42 AM ^

There have been plenty of times where my comments have been deleted or blocked by the mods here while much more inflammatory comments with opposing views remained. For example, when I pointed out how Colin Kaepernick wore socks depicting cops as pigs was stereotypical. My comment got zapped, with a nastygram reply from a mod about how he should have left the replies up to put me in my place or something.

bgoblue02

June 13th, 2017 at 12:15 PM ^

I love that I post an honest question looking for true dialogue and get downvoted; as opposed to just bashing his side before I hear it.  THIS is why there is no politics.

for all you know I voted for him and I am looking for some bs reasons to justify?  Or I didn't and I am genuinely curious to his side

VikingDiet

June 13th, 2017 at 12:23 PM ^

I actually like his approach to regulations. I don't think anyone supports no regulations at all, but the whole system is pretty crazy now... Way too complicated and convoluted. I like the idea of eliminating two regs for every new one imposed. Should declutter a bit. I saw a chart showing the massive drop-off in new regs under him. Bush > Obama >>>>>>>>>> Trump. My industry is greatly affected by these.

bgoblue02

June 13th, 2017 at 12:30 PM ^

i'm in finance so I deal with the regulation burden pretty much daily, for me personally I couldn't overlook everything else for the small benefit that deregulation may have. 

 

I do think both sides are ripe with hypocrissy about what they complain about, i.e., right now talking about how dems are obstructionists, when thats all the republicans did for 6 years

bgoblue02

June 13th, 2017 at 12:41 PM ^

but there is no reason to be a petulant child when politics are posted though.  And that goes for both sides here.  In every other thread we see the constant "you don't like it, don't read it"; granted I have no clue why the mods have let this go on this long.  

randyfloyd

June 13th, 2017 at 12:31 PM ^

He has done so much, in such a small time, it is difficult to make a list. Also, many of the things that he wants to do are being blocked by bureaucracy. I am not a fan of the term "drain the swamp" but it is something that is long overdue. Our government has always had corruption but it has never been as bad as the height it reached over the last few years. This is why many of the old guard GOP are also fighting the president. They want to keep the cash flowing.

Making doing business easier

Getting America out of bad deals

Taking steps towards peace in the Middle East

Not encouraging people to hate law enforcement

Not encouraging people to be divided

Most of all, in my adult life I have never seen a president love his country as much as our current president

bgoblue02

June 13th, 2017 at 12:34 PM ^

what has he done to prove all of those things.  Like actual progress.  I will concede that he has stopped new regulations from coming in; I directly see that in my day to day.  I would say I don't think it makes doind business easier yet because everything is still in place.  But so far everything he has proceeded on there has been no follow through with the exception of the Paris accord. 

Again - looking for civil discussion here and appreciate the replies or not. 

VikingDiet

June 13th, 2017 at 12:45 PM ^

I watch with cautious optimism... I voted him as the best alternative, but I definitely keep a close watch on things that are happening. It is hard to measure progress at this point because time takes time and the economy moves in cycles, the ENTIRE political establishment is against him (so I think he is still figuring out the carrot to motivate them to do something), and I am not even sure he has had all of his appointees approved yet.

The Paris accord ultimately means nothing because there were no teeth, but it does set a precedent and direction he plans to take, which is one that will hopefully save billions+ of tax payer dollars and numerous jobs.

VikingDiet

June 13th, 2017 at 12:55 PM ^

I don't have a timeline. There are too many variables... He isn't a dictator and is facing resistence just for being him. While his predecessor was happy to use his pen to get things done, we see how easily it is undone and I hope he doesn't go that route.

My measures would be meaningful changes to our healthcare system. ACA is failing miserably and only addressed insurance, not the cost of healthcare, which the two are only kind of related.

I would like to see some sort of movement on the debt. The last government doubled it (I don't know why no one talks about this), and so far I am not optimistic that anything will happen here. Unless...

Tax reform. The right tax cuts CAN help us get out of this GDP growth rut and start clawing at the debt from the other side.

More slashing of regulations where sensible. I think there is plenty to cut from the EPA.

randyfloyd

June 13th, 2017 at 12:49 PM ^

I like political discussions because too many people actually believe what they hear on CNN, MSNBC and FOX. I watch all of those stations but I take what they tell me and do my own research to actually find the truth. However, my wife just had surgery and I'm sitting here at Riverside Hospital, in Columbus, and my wife wants me to pay attention to her. In order to thoroughly discuss my brief statement above it would require many paragraphs. I am very hopeful that people will just give the president a chance because America has needed a good political cleansing for decades. Both parties suck and we needed something different, someone that wasn't a politician, someone that can't be bought and someone that truly loves America.

ijohnb

June 13th, 2017 at 12:40 PM ^

encouraging people to hate law enforcement."

Dude, he fired the director of the FBI for investigating him and is about to try to fire a special prosecutor appointed by his Attorney General for doing the same thing.  He doesn't merely hate law enforcement, he views the actual enforcement of law as optional.

VikingDiet

June 13th, 2017 at 12:47 PM ^

You are making assumptions on motivation with Comey. Keep in mind he was pretty universally disliked by both sides and by Comey's own admission he was not investigating Trump, so pretty sure that wasn't motivation.

unWavering

June 13th, 2017 at 12:54 PM ^

Your version of the universe doesn't match mine, apparently.  Trump admitted on national TV he fired Comey because of the Flynn investigation. 

Also, Comey told the President a while back that he was not under investiation, but that doesn't make it the case when he was fired and it doesn't mean that the President's campaign was not under investigation (which it was and is).  Which pretty much means that Trump himself was under investigation, at that point it's just semantics.