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Cats will visit the White House on Friday

Word is out that your Kentucky Wildcats will visit the White House on Friday. President Obama will honor and recognize the National Champions in a ceremony set for 4:50 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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82 Comments for Cats will visit the White House on Friday



  1. Blue Balls
    11:06 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Commence heated political arguments in 3..2..1…



  2. Dave Ramsey's Moneymaker
    11:06 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Hope Cal jabs POTUS for picking North Carolina.



  3. SexnNursinHomes
    11:07 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Hope Cal leaves a Federal Budget on the desk while he is up there. “hint hint Congress”



  4. LMAO
    11:09 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Matt’s response to the WH trip being Friday: On par with a child who didn’t get what they wanted on Christmas. Karma? Hahahahaha



  5. KOKO07
    11:13 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I am not sure why Matt Jones should get to go to the White House. Like Louisville, he did not do anything to win the NCAA title.



  6. blueblue
    11:15 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Hope they get to play some pick-up with the Prez and AD smacks it down Obama’s throat!! Maybe that would shut him up for a while. LOL!!!



  7. IWantJust"K"OnTheHelmets
    11:16 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Not a fan of Obama, but if I had a choice to meet the President or go to the Oaks (or the Ky Derby for that matter), I’d sure as hell go to D.C.



  8. BingleJells
    11:21 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I’d rather eat a dirt sandwich. Go to Disneyland instead.



  9. Stop the Presses!
    11:23 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Did I just see a Romney ad flash across the top of this (pro-socialist) web site? Nah, couldn’t be, must have been too much Maker’s Mark…



  10. NJ
    11:25 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    No matter what you think of the president, a visit to the White House is a visit to the White House. On that note let the political bloodbath continue..



  11. BOURBON TOWN CAT FAN
    11:26 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Should have said ‘no thank you’, like Bruins goalie Tim Thomas did.



  12. Rob
    11:26 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Will they be making any public stops in D.C.? I work a block north of the WH and would love to see them!



  13. Mark Emmert
    11:26 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Who pays for this trip? Serious question with no political motives.



  14. barry white
    11:33 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    go big blue obama loves basketball duh uk baby go get you some



  15. Taxes
    11:36 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Make sure the lottery picks know about fair taxes before they leave. Have fun guys! U deserve it. I will be enjoying the Oaks.

    NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!



  16. bluesince66
    11:40 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    What difference does it make who pays for it, all the NC teams get a trip to the white house.



  17. minton
    11:48 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s a bone for ya. I always have been an Obama supporter and will be voting for him again. He will be re-elected. Now, shred me in the comments.



  18. Jrod007
    11:49 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe the lottery picks can get a first hand lecture about how their wealth will be distrubuted. They’ll love that.



  19. Jrod007
    11:53 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe they can also discuss the one and done issue since the Prez will be in that category as well.



  20. Axe Cop
    11:57 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Will paratrooper blow his brains out?



  21. Reality
    11:58 am May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta admit I laughed a little that Matt won’t be able to tounge kiss, I mean, shake Barry’s hand. Matt, change your plans and GO. I hear the Obamas are moving in January, so, this might be your last time to see him at the White House.



  22. Reality
    12:00 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #18 – VERY GOOD POINT. That “lesson” should be taken well. No offence to the players, but I’m guessing that would be the first time they will have heard of Obama’s little plan.



  23. Mkgistebow
    12:00 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Why does it not surprise me that Barry white,an admitted supporter of Obama,just made the dumbest post I have ever seen on this site?



  24. Jimmy
    12:08 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    WAIT’LL THE LAMESCREAM SCREDIA GETS A HOLD OF ALL THIS STUFF. FOX NEWS 4 LIFE!



  25. urggdeytookour jobs!!!
    12:09 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Most of you on here should never call the police when you are getting robbed, never call the fire department, quit driving on the roads, swim instead of using a bridge, home school your kids, deny SS and Medicare, because they are all socialist programs that are paid for by our taxes. No taxes equals Somalia. Sounds like a wonderful place to live.



  26. Ben
    12:09 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    My president is black, my lambo is blue!



  27. macon_volfan
    12:09 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #22- Yes. At 37% taxed (if the plan passes, a tax rate lower than the Reagan years), they’ll have to survive on what, 5 or 6 million? OH THE HUMANITY!



  28. urggdeytookour jobs!!!
    12:11 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    22.) Since a lot of them probably came from nothing they will probably be happy to give back. Unlike all of us rich white kids who have never had to worry about anything. We scream about being good Christian people in this state, but when it comes to helping our brothers we are no better than Ebenezer Scrooge.



  29. Sam
    12:12 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    28.) hahahaha



  30. Davebay
    12:21 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I would have to turn this invite down. He is anti American, anti free market, anti constitution. Not my president.



  31. Mkgistebow
    12:24 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    The government does such a good job. I love paying taxes and I love the entitlement programs they go to support. Thanks for running our debt up more in 1 term than any other
    President in our nations history did in 2. Here’s to your reelection, another 6 trillion in debt, 10% unemployment, 6$ a gallon gasoline, and the collapse of our entire monetary system. Glad America’s so intelligent that they will reelect him.



  32. JB
    12:24 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    What is the point of having a political debate over this topic? Like it or not, a large majority of these players (probably 99%) are fans of President Obama. This will be a huge moment in their lives. BE HAPPY FOR THEM. People amaze me.



  33. Patriot
    12:25 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #30 you’re a traitor, diaf you anti american pricks.



  34. blueblooded
    12:26 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    25. & 27. You give up 100% of your paycheck to the government and then ONLY live on government programs (welfare, housing, foodstamps) since it is such a great idea. Let me keep 100% of mine and I will use no government programs and will even stay off the government roads. Let’s see who has a better quality of life. There’s obviously merit in some taxation, but Macon, most of the tax rate during Reagan was set up by Carter, just like the lower tax rate during Bush & Clinton was set up by Reagan. Were we more profitable as a country during higher taxes of Carter & Reagan or lower taxes of Bush 1 & Clinton? Both the individuals AND the government have more money during times of lower taxes because more wealth is created which creates MORE taxable income for the government.



  35. Derby Weekend
    12:28 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Will they be back in time for Fri night parties? Guys goin pro should accept all the benefits at those parties they can.



  36. Patriot
    12:28 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Keep your 100% and move to Dubai.



  37. blueblooded
    12:29 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    And by the way, I’d be honored to go meet the President. I don’t agree with 98% of what he has done, but I still respect the office.



  38. MonsterMash24
    12:29 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Matt…go on the trip!!!



  39. Oliver Simmons
    12:30 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    This is the same “basketball expert” president that mentioned “Adolph Ruff” not too long ago. I’m glad he picked North Carolina.



  40. blueblooded
    12:33 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    36. Give me your 100% of your money and I will set up housing and food for you somewhere at my discretion.



  41. Roland
    12:34 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe the Secret Service can give the guys a heads up on the best clubs to visit when traveling abroad.



  42. Patriot
    12:37 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #40. That’s ok i’ll pay my share to the US government and live in the security of the greatest nation in the world knowing that my elected officials used my money to make it the best country to live in. You can whine about those taxes while 1.4 billion people elsewhere live in hunger, sickness, poverty and without the security of the best military in the world. WHAAAAAAA They’re taxing me too much. Get some perspective.



  43. Roland
    12:41 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Waiting for the George W. Bush memior on how to ruin a country and find Osbama binladen in 8 years or less. Oh wait, W. didn’t find Obama in 8 years.



  44. Rolaids
    12:43 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    34.) Your life would suck in both scenarios. The point is that that there has to be a happy medium of responsible spending and fair taxation. Each side wants one or the other. That will not work.

    Also, those tax rates are working real well right now, huh? Do you forget those tax rates have never expired. If you look at the numbers our economy was in a free fall before Obama even took office. Bush passed the stimulus. A lot of poeple forget that. Now Obama hasn’t done much to help, but you cannot blame it all on the guy, nor can you blame it all on Bush, Clinton, whoever. Its both parties faults because they will not get it together and pass a damn law. It is a 24/7 cmapaign beauty pagent over there.



  45. REAL BLY
    12:43 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I wouldn’t go! Maybe on the way to DC, they could stop by Richie Farmers house and shake hands with that scumbag???

    What a joke…..



  46. Rolaids
    12:43 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    31.) Will you please explain to me why gas is so high? Do you really know?



  47. Roland
    12:44 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Osama, geesh.



  48. Rolaids
    12:44 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    42.) Thank you



  49. Roland
    12:46 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Gas is high because of the american way: corporate greed



  50. JustSayin
    12:46 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s thank the Repubs for 2 unfunded wars and cutting taxes on the rich. And they are the responsible party … bwaahahhhahaha!



  51. Bluegrassking
    12:52 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Why can’t you folks be happy for these kids that brought us home #8?

    The calls for boycotting are just stupid and hateful, if anybody mentioned a boycott when a Republican was in the White House there would be much gnashing of teeth and accusations of treason.

    This is beyond petty, you do not have to like, respect, or support the President to have basic respect for the office enough to appreciate what is a completely non-partisan honor.

    I’m not enamored with the corporatist in the Oval Office nor the fake cowboy fascist that was the last resident, nor the corporate enabler that proceeded the nitwit, nor the blueblood out off touch fascist before that, or the dementia unit candidate that brought voodoo economics upon us, nor the deregulating guy that couldn’t manage his own party that came before the old man, nor the installed patsy before him, nor the paranoid crook we had before that so don’t whine my way.

    Suck it up, they are all miserable in various ways and support to a man, funneling our resources into the hands of the wealthy few and propping up our failed and outdated systems.



  52. working hard for you too
    12:58 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #49,50 You must be poor. The only people that like the president are the one’s on the government doles. Don’t worry, I’m working hard today to make a living for not just my family, but yours too. You’re welcome.



  53. jon
    1:00 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Republicans and democrats r 2 wings of the same buzzard that devours ur life, liberty, and property. Republicans overwelmingly in the House just passed the CISPA internet cencorship bill, the NDAA which authorizes citizen roundups without trial or counsel, a bill making it illegal to protest near the President. The constitution guarantees my right to peacefully protest, but the republicrats don’t care about the constitution even though they swore to God to preserve, protect, and defend it. The CFR proudly declares their goal to end nation state sovereignty. They r building George H W Bush’s New World Order. The republicans and democrats r chock full of CFR members. A new world order would overrule the Bill of Rights and Constitution. If they r working to overturn our republican type of govt what would u call that? Oh yea, treason. infowars.com sons-of-liberty.net



  54. notworkingsohard
    1:02 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #52 yeah you’re working real hard with all that time you have to be posting on KSR.

    You don’t know what work is son, go enlist in the army and then you may have some room to talk about doing anything for anyone else in this country. Pay your dues or get out.



  55. Columbian Hooker
    1:03 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    The secret service has invited me to the whitehouse the same day, hmmmm?



  56. working hard for you too
    1:05 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #54 It’s called a lunch break idiot. Working hard and paying taxes does a great deal for the country for your information. 49% of our country pays no income taxes, which means they don’t help build roads, pay into social security, medicare, medicaid, oh, and by the way, fund the military and their retirement and health benefits. I’ve paid more dues in my life than you ever will. You are probably some snotty nosed, silver spoon fed, live in mommy’s basement liberal commie. Screw you!



  57. lol
    1:08 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    conservatives lmfao



  58. InternationalPhilosophy
    1:09 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    The country somehow survived eight years of dubya, it’ll survive eight years of Obama…and at least he can speak coherently.



  59. rodgers
    1:15 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Got Dam! good to see there are still plenty of dumb UK fans… Obama isnt great, but he is without a doubt better than Bush… He will also more than likely win again… Anyone who follows these parties 100% is an idiot. Great for the kids to meet him



  60. fact
    1:16 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #58 Bernie Madoff could speak coherently too. I sure don’t want him running our country.



  61. Syrin
    1:18 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Hope no one trips over the hammer and sickle.



  62. truth
    1:18 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #59 Bush isn’t running again, he has exhausted his term limits. Can you honestly say you are better off now than four years ago? If you can, you must be one of the 30+ million people who have been added to the food stamp program under Obama. If so, I understand.



  63. notworkingsohard
    1:19 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #56 – During the great depression and WWII they didn’t have no stinking lunch breaks, people worked hard and paid a lot so that our country could make it through. It’s called sacrifice.

    Income taxes don’t pay for roads jackass, it varies by state but it’s usually local and state taxes as well as property and sales taxes. FICA taxes pay for social security and medicare. Medicaid is paid by the states. Gas taxes also pay for roads.

    Educate yourself you dummy.



  64. Roland
    1:20 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    52, I am poorer than I was B4 Bush took office.
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The recession killed off 7.9 million jobs. It’s increasingly likely that many will never come back.



  65. SweetWm
    1:23 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #58…..read



  66. InternationalPhilosophy
    1:24 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    @60 Non-sequitur. btw, it’s going to be fun to listen to the wingnut whining for another four years, although it may grow a little tiresome.



  67. InternationalPhilosophy
    1:26 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    @65…Think.



  68. bluefan
    1:41 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with #37. I’m neither a fan nor a hater, but I’d be honored to be asked to visit. Of course, our kids want to go. The epitome of what a young man can do with his life. I’m sure they’ve dreamed about this visit for years. I’m very happy for them.

    That said, wish the White House had scheduled Kentucky to visit at a time other than Derby Weekend.



  69. Ciggy
    1:48 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I’m just gonna say this. You guys make me sick to my stomach. No one NO ONE hates obama more than i do. A trip for a group of young men that idolize him, that’s gonna mean so much.

    I don’t know if it’s race, with most of the kids being black, and meeting the first black pres, or them just being young. You know it will mean the world to them. Be happy the cats are gonna be in the news in may. They will still be talking about us in MAY. that’s exciting to me. And i know it will be exciting when they get drafted as well.

    Just take a moment, and make sure you realize how much it means to them.



  70. ribin
    1:48 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Go, Enjoy, it’s an honor to meet the President (position – not necessarily the person) — Continue to make Kentucky proud!!



  71. Oops
    2:08 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #58 – The White House teleprompter helps out the Kenyan very nicely. Get that ole boy off that teleprompter and there is no telling what yer gonna get.



  72. truth
    2:19 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #69 Unless you have been living under a rock, I must clarify the current president is as much white as he is black. White mom, black dad does not equal black. Look at it this way, if you take a black cup of coffee and add milk, would that be considered black coffee? I’m no waitress but I say no, good day!



  73. Oops you suck
    2:27 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    71.) Every president uses a teleprompter, and do not get us started on GW’s blunders. That dude was dumb as a rock. You have to have something better than that.

    72.) Yeah but that type of relationship is not pure in a Republican’s mind. So you know they consider him black, ooooooooohhhhh scaryyyyyy!!!!



  74. JustSayin
    2:31 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    71, you gave me a chuckle. I have a good friend that is a diehard Repub and he swears that Obama is dumb and just reads off the teleprompter. I asked him why Obama seems to do so well off the cuff with townhalls and reporter press conferences and he said with a straight face that they feed him the answer thru his earpiece. I’m like “Whaaaattt you actually believe that?” and he says of course it is true. I attribute this to rightwing radio because some of the stuff said about Obama literally cannot come from people’s realistic observations but instead is somehow planted in their brains and watered day after day.



  75. InternationalPhilosophy
    2:39 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    @71 Your neural network is down but that’s not my fault.



  76. notplayingthisgame
    3:00 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Truly hope Nerlens, Goodwin, Poythress and BENNETT aren’t reading here to see some of you guys spouting all this racial crap.

    Of course, the team is thrilled and they should be. ONE team per year earns this honor.



  77. Ciggy
    3:08 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    The media calls him black, so he’s black. I didn’t say it was scary, I just mentioned it. I don’t think they would be as excited to see clinton, or gw, or any random old white dude. Don’t twist what i said.



  78. truth
    3:42 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    #76 Do you want to censor the Trayvon Martin shooting too, it was a racial thing, supposedly, reported by the national media. I’m sure they have heard worse than what is on this site. Quit being so politically correct, first off, it’s not becoming, and secondly, the sensitivity of this nation has become an epidemic.



  79. Fred
    3:47 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I’m really glad this great bunch of players gets the chance to have some fun and do something special. I’ve really enjoyed this team! They have certainly earned a break…



  80. Truth or Dare
    4:09 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    Are U of L fans this stupid?



  81. BingleJells
    5:06 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    If I had a son, he’d look like Melvin Turpin.



  82. TPACAT
    8:11 pm May 1, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again…

    “Barak Obama is the political equivalent of Billy Clyde Gillispie”.