Wednesday Open Thread | LeBron James: “No one wants an invite” to the Trump White House

NBA star LeBron James on Tuesday knocked President Trump over the national anthem protest controversy, saying his team would not attend an event at the White House if they win their championship series.

“It’s typical of him. I’m not surprised,” James told reporters on Tuesday when asked about Trump this week disinviting the NFL Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House, according to USA Today.

James, who is participating in the NBA finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers, said that neither his team nor the Golden State Warriors want an invitation to a similar event celebrating their teams at the White House.

“I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won’t be Cleveland or Golden State going,” he said, according to USA Today.

Trump abruptly announced on Monday that the Eagles would not visit the White House this week to celebrate their victory.

“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country,” Trump said in a statement.

“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better,” he added.

James on Tuesday also criticized Trump for not inviting the WNBA champions for a visit, telling journalists that it was “laughable” for the Minnesota Lynx to be excluded.

“For them not to be invited playing our beautiful game of basketball … those women are unbelievable at doing it,” he said.

The NBA star has previously criticized Trump, calling him a “bum” last year after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from the White House after Curry said he didn’t want to go.

“Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!” James tweeted about Trump at the time.

He also encouraged future champions not to worry about getting a Trump invitation.

“Let’s not let someone inviting you from their house take away from their championship,” James told reporters. “Winning a championship is way bigger than getting invited to the White House, especially with him in it.”

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    Ouch..

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    • eliihass says:

      I’ll only add, a celebrity-shunned, celebrity-obsessed brutal dictator desperate for any sort of celebrity acknowledgement ..no matter how marginal;

      And all too happy to settle for just about any Z-list celebrity who’s willing to show up and do a mutually-beneficial narcissistic ego-stroking ..and of course, photo-op..

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  18. eliihass says:

    My people, my people..

    Perhaps I missed it, but in 8 years I never heard Eddie Glaude reverentially refer to the historic first black First Lady as the ‘First Lady’..

    Today I heard him refer so to a lazy, imported Birther, gold-digging 3rd wife who lied about having a college degree and boasted about writing a speech that was found to be plagiarized from the historic black FLOTUS..

    Eddie who made no distinction ever, but routinely yoked in Mrs Obama in his hostile snark dripping critiques targeting her elected husband, (who Eddie was never pleased with), sat around a table today with others …and they all were careful to talk-up as ‘beautiful and classy, and deserving of her privacy’ the wife of the treasonous buffoon.. Careful to make a clear distinction …bending over to praise and boost and damsel-ize as usual..

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Just the CRIMINALS, remember?

    Undocumented man faces deportation after delivering pizza to Brooklyn Army base
    POSTED 4:25 PM, JUNE 6, 2018, BY NARMEEN CHOUDHURY AND ALIZA CHASAN, UPDATED AT 04:33PM, JUNE 6, 2018

    BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — A man is facing deportation after he delivered a pizza to an Army base in Brooklyn and leaders in the borough are doing all they can to bring him home.

    “They treated me like a criminal. I did not commit a crime,” Pablo Villavicencio said in Spanish.

    He spoke to PIX11 News from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in New Jersey.

    “My daughters need me,” he said. “My wife needs me.”

    His family said Villavicencio could be deported as early as next week.

    Villavicencio said he was delivering pizza, as he has done countless times before, to the Fort Hamilton Army Base on June 1. He said he showed his New York State identification card at the security gate and was allowed inside.

    But when he reached the delivery address, he said, he was confronted by another officer and asked to show another form of identification which he did not have.

    Villavicencio said he was detained by military officers, one of whom called ICE. Since then Villavicencio has not seen his family.

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    • eliihass says:

      There is an especially hot place in hell reserved for these greedy evil traitors..

      As a wise old friend says: everyday is for the thief, but one day soon, for the owner of the house..

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  21. rikyrah says:

    He does all this grifting, and ANOTHER AIDE RESIGNS?

    PHUCK. OUTTA.HERE.

    Pruitt Aide Resigns Amid Scandals
    Elaina Plott
    59 mins ago

    A top aide to Scott Pruitt, Millan Hupp, resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a source briefed on the matter and documents reviewed by The Atlantic. Her last day will be Friday.

    Hupp, who worked as the director of scheduling and advance, has been entangled in many of the scandals dogging EPA Administrator Pruitt. In March, she was one of two aides who received hefty salary bumps, even after the White House refused Pruitt’s request for raises. And as The Washington Post reported on Monday, she recently testified to the House Oversight Committee that she regularly spent her days doing personal tasks for Pruitt, from hunting for housing to calling the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., to inquire about purchasing a used mattress.

    According to one top EPA official, the 26-year-old was “tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt,” and weary of seeing her name constantly appear in headlines about the agency. Officials began drafting her resignation paperwork on Monday morning, just after portions of her congressional testimony were made public.

    Hupp’s testimony contributed to the long list of scandals and improprieties plaguing the agency—including, most notably, that Pruitt rented a Capitol Hill condo from an energy lobbyist for just $50 a month, and spent more than $40,000 on a soundproof booth in his office on the taxpayers’ dime. For months now, according to multiple White House and EPA sources, officials as senior as Chief of Staff John Kelly have lobbied President Donald Trump to fire Pruitt.

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    Giuliani says Mueller’s team is trying to frame Trump

    JERUSALEM — Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is trying to frame President Trump.

    Giuliani, who has been serving as Trump’s lawyer amid the Russia scandal, says Wednesday in Israel that Mueller’s team includes “13 highly partisan Democrats … (who) are trying very very hard to frame him to get him in trouble when he hasn’t done anything wrong.”

    Speaking to the Globes capital market conference in Tel Aviv, Giuliani says Trump has the power to pardon himself but won’t because he is innocent.

    It was the latest in Giuliani’s often contradictory comments surrounding the probe into Russia’s potential meddling in U.S elections.

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    THREAD

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    • Ametia says:

      100% GRADE A TRUTH RIGHT HERE.

      It pays to know what’s happening in our neck-o-the-woods, because the stenographers posing as journos are culpable LIARS, who read and hawk anything that’s put in front of them from the corporate OWNED media companies.

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    White House is fighting a plan to fund veterans health-care bill even as Trump signs it into law

    The VA Mission Act authorizes new health-care programs for veterans, but the bill does not reserve federal money to pay for those programs. Behind the scenes, the White House is encouraging lawmakers to back off a plan to fund the $50 billion veterans health law.

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    • eliihass says:

      It’s all artifice and gaslighting and good old bait and switch.. every time, every day..

      But as long as the alt-right fandom are buying it …even if only slickly as convenient cover for what actually motivates their support, they’re all good with the con and grift..

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    THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL 6/5/18
    Lawrence: In Mueller’s probe, ‘it’s the money, stupid’
    Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort will find out next week if he’s going to jail for witness tampering but Lawrence argues that as the Russia probe unfolds: It all goes back to Trump and Manafort’s goal of making money for themselves above all. Natasha Bertrand, Matt Miller, and Paul Butler join Lawrence.

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    THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL 6/5/18
    United Nations: U.S. is violating human rights
    As the President was lip-synching the National Anthem at an event supposedly about the National Anthem and football, the United Nations asserted that US is violating human rights by separating children from parents at the border. Maria Teresa Kumar joins Lawrence.

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    The Queen invites Meghan Markle to do something no other young royal has ever done
    hello 9 hrs ago
    The Duke and Duchess of York with Princess Eugenie.Inside Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s Divorce
    This may seem too obvious to be true, but nearly half of burglars enter through the front door. Why? It’s easy access! One in four homeowners confesses to frequently leaving the front door unlocked and half do it occasionally, according to a Nationwide Insurance survey. And considering that the majority of burglaries happen between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., knocking on your front door allows thieves to pose as salesmen or delivery people while covertly checking your doorknob. So, yes, it’s obvious, but we’ll say it again: Lock your door! Here are more 21 more secrets burglars won’t tell you.15 Signs Your House Is Vulnerable to Being Robbed
    a person looking at the camera: Hello! Magazine
    © Copyright ¡HOLA! Hello! Magazine
    The Duchess of Sussex is set to experience another royal ‘first’ when she visits Cheshire next week. Meghan will join the Queen for a day of engagements on Thursday, with the pair travelling up north using the monarch’s personal train that is only reserved for senior royals. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and their staff are the only people who are entitled to use the royal train; Prince William is only believed to have used it once in 2003 on his birthday tour, when he traveled to Wales, while Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge are not thought to have ridden it before in an official capacity.

    Described as Buckingham Palace on wheels, the lavish train is only used a handful of times a year. In 2017, it was used just 14 times at a cost of £900,000 to taxpayers. While it is very costly, it does provide a more comfortable ride for the 92-year-old monarch, especially when she travels overnight. The train, which was first used by Queen Victoria in 1842, has a luxurious smoking room, bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a 12-seater dining room.

    Next Thursday, Meghan and the Queen will spend the day in Cheshire. They will open the Mersey Gateway Bridge before opening the Storyhouse Theatre – a fitting engagement for former actress Meghan, who was best known for her role in Suits. The pair will then attend a lunch at Chester Town Hall.

    The Duchess’ day out with the Queen marks a milestone in her royal life. It is the first time she will carry out official duties without her husband Prince Harry, and will also be her first engagement with just the monarch. Meghan has previously accompanied the Queen on other engagements, such as at the Commonwealth Day service in March, but she was joined by other members of the royal family.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/royals/the-queen-invites-meghan-markle-to-do-something-no-other-young-royal-has-ever-done/ar-AAyiaaU?ocid=ientp

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    • majiir says:

      Don’t let Trump hear about this because he’ll try to demand a ride in it when he goes to the U.K. the same way he demanded that he be permitted to ride in the queen’s gold coach. I’ve read that May has told him being seen in London will not be a good move for him to attempt, so she has recommended that their meeting take place in another city. Imagine that, an American president who is so hated by the British that it is guaranteed he’d be met with a massive protest in London instead of a massive group of British citizens waiting to welcome him.

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    Deplorable Martha…

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    D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II
    By Michael S. Rosenwald
    June 6 at 6:00 AM

    “I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a message to troops before D-Day.

    Courage. Devotion. Duty.

    They are the words most often used to describe the brave Allied troops who landed on Normandy 74 years ago and helped win World War II.

    Not to be forgotten, though, is this word: Technology.

    World War II was won not just with courage, devotion and duty, but with American and British technological advances that gave Allied troops the upper hand in many facets of battle.

    The most famous and fearsome: the Manhattan Project atomic bombs that led to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. But there were many others.

    Radar helped the Allies know what was coming at them from the enemy.

    Bombsights employing complicated gyroscope technology allowed planes to pinpoint bomb attacks. Before World War II, pilots simply dropped bombs by hand and hoped for the best.

    Nylon, the synthetic material invented by DuPont for women’s stockings, was used to make parachutes, glider tow ropes, aircraft fuel tanks and flak jackets, according to Smithsonian magazine. Some people dubbed it “the fiber that won the war.”

    But one of the most crucial bits of technology, the one that helped the Allies launch the surprise attack on Normandy, was the hull of a boat — the Higgins boat.

    You have probably seen pictures of this hulking nautical miracle, the one that carried troops right onto Normandy’s beach.

    It was built by a wily, hard-drinking inventor named Andrew Higgins, the man Dwight D. Eisenhower once credited with winning World War II.

    “It is Higgins himself who takes your breath away,” Raymond Moley, a former FDR adviser, wrote in Newsweek in 1943. “Higgins is an authentic master builder, with the kind of will power, brains, drive and daring that characterized the American empire builders of an earlier generation.”

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Eisenhower’s letter to the troops on D-Day:

    Let’s go back to June 5th PM. As our Paratroopers were boarding, they were read a letter from Ike. It read, in part: “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” pic.twitter.com/xrvx269ikv

    — All American Division (@82ndABNDiv) June 6, 2018

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  33. Ametia says:

    FYI: PLEASE BEWARE OF ONLINE NEWS SOURCES & UNRELIABLE NEW TWITTER-TWEETS.
    The goal of these fake news sites are to sow seeds of division and racial discord.

    The Russians are still at it. And FaceBook is still complicit. Don’t think for one minute that folks who are making BILLIONS of $$$ are going to let their source of income slip away over night.

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  34. Liza says:

    More corruption for your morning…

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    OMG.

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  37. rikyrah says:

    More phuckery from CAC:

    Florida Man Sets Black Neighbor’s ‘Flashy’ Car on Fire, Calls Him Racial Slur: Report

    Breanna Edwards
    Yesterday 12:06pm

    Jealousy is never cute, beloved … especially on a white man. But here we are once again in Florida, this time in South Daytona, where a white man called his black neighbor a racial slur before setting the neighbor’s “flashy” car on fire.

    Florida, man.

    Ronald Sweet was outside, washing and waxing his silver 2002 Mercury, when he was approached by 56-year-old Joseph Minor, who began to verbally attack him for no reason. Click Orlando reports that Minor told Sweet that he was “flashy” and tossed in a racial slur (because why not) before ultimately threatening that he would “take care” of him and his vehicle, warning him that his days were numbered.

    “I hate you, nigger,” Minor said to Sweet, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

    After a verbal altercation, Sweet and his fiancee, Cecilia Jones, went inside their apartment for the night, I guess ignoring Minor, Click Orlando reports. About 10 minutes later, around 12:35 a.m. Sunday, Sweet heard an explosion and looked out to see his car on fire, and Minor walking away.

    Sweet and Jones told police that this was not the first time Minor had made threats, adding that he often used racial slurs when talking to them and other residents.

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    A Cambridge Analytica director apparently visited Julian Assange in February last year and told friends it was to discuss what happened during the US election, the Guardian has learned.

    Brittany Kaiser, a director at the firm until earlier this year, also claimed to have channelled cryptocurrency payments and donations to WikiLeaks. This information has been passed to congressional and parliamentary inquiries in the UK and US.

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    • eliihass says:

      “…Brexiteer Nigel Farage is alleged to have slipped a USB stick containing data to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a secret trip to the Ecuadorian embassy.

      The former UKIP leader is said to have met Mr Assange, who has been holed up at the London address for more than five years, on several occasions.

      The claims were made by Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the investigative firm behind the controversial “Trump dossier” which was released by former British spy Christopher Steele.

      Mr Simpson said while there had been reports of one visit Mr Farage made to the Ecuadorian embassy – where Mr Assange has been living since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden – he believed the pair had met more often than is widely known.

      Mr Farage was pictured leaving the Ecuadorian embassy on March 9 last year… He campaigned openly for the billionaire businessman and US reality TV star, and was one of the first people to meet him in Trump Tower after his election victory.

      He also hired the top floor of an exclusive five-star hotel in Washington DC to host a party celebrating Mr Trump’s inauguration…”

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    • majiir says:

      What pisses me off is that Pamela Anderson took her behind to Fox News yesterday to call Assange a “hero.” She doesn’t seem to keep abreast of the latest coverage about Assange, and the fact that the Ecuadorians want to kick his butt out of their embassy in London for breaking their rules in regard to interfering in other nations’ affairs while living on their property.

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      • eliihass says:

        She was so desperate to impress him by acting on his behalf …she even tried to suck up to the buffoon’s 3rd wife… by gifting her a Russian-made faux-fur coat.. And they both showed off their albeit fleeting, warped symbiotic exploitation of each other at the time… just post the January 20 take-over he helped maneuver..

        “..Following news of her unlikely friendship (and possible romance) with Julian Assange, Baywatch actress and animal activist Pamela Anderson has publicized yet another relationship that makes us pause and say “Huh? Really? Them?” And this time it’s with Melania Trump.

        On Wednesday, Anderson tweeted out a photo of a letter from Melania Trump thanking her for a faux-fur coat she had sent her post-inauguration.

        Per CNN, “Anderson’s gift was a faux lamb fur coat — with vegan belt — made by Russian faux fur company, Only Me, and accompanied it with a letter saying in part: ‘I am so happy that you chose not to wear fur! As first lady, you will help set style trends, and by remaining compassionate with your choices, you will warm the hearts of many.’”

        Several photos of Trump over the years have shown her clad in some very real over-the-top fur garments, but apparently her tune has changed: Her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed that “she does not wear fur.”

        Hey, you know what they say about broken clocks and all that…”

        https://www.thecut.com/2017/05/pam-anderson-melania-trump-fake-fur.html

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      Farage caught sneaking out of the Ecuadorian Embassy that’s been home to assange..

      https://images.newrepublic.com/2de34fe0e11613b0cb3a85819befebff8a2e4567.jpeg?w=800&q=65&dpi=1&fm=pjpg&h=480

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  45. Liza says:

    Love these quotes…

    “Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

    “Winning a championship is way bigger than getting invited to the White House, especially with him in it.”

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  47. THIS BISH…………..

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  48. The GALL of these thieves………….

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    Uh huh
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    OUCH

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    Hmmm

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    This is EVIL 😠😠

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  78. vitaminlover says:

    Goooooood morning, rikyrah. I agree with Lebron!

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  79. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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