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Democrat propagandist Ken Burns reminds us of how self-absorbed liberals are

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Recently, documentary film maker Ken Burns was the commencement speaker at a college graduation. As he spoke he reminded us that liberals are always angry and dissatisfied with America and never pass up a chance to say so.

Here are some random thoughts about his speech.

Among other subjects in a predictable assortment of tripe, Burns essentially apologized for being White as he stood with a smug, self-assured look while hitting his applause lines. His apology represents a favorite liberal ploy of giving away something that they don’t own. My right to apologize or not apologize for something is mine and mine alone.

He babbled about “Black lives matter” while not whispering a word about the majority of Black murder victims dying at the hands of other Blacks. The make-up of Burns’ audience was revealed by the huge drop off in applause when Burns followed up with “all lives matter.” The brothers and sisters don’t want to hear that.

He used a familiar, liberal line about how “Almost weekly a Black man is killed by the police” without including a word about the circumstances. He also failed to mention the fact that Blacks kill dozens of times more Blacks than are killed by cops. He said nothing about the savagery that is visited upon Blacks by other Blacks who belong in prison as he bemoaned the number of Black men in prison. He said nothing about the fact that his hometown in New Hampshire is less than 3% Black and hundreds of miles from the nearest Black ghetto.

Burns referenced the Civil War and told his student audience he was drafting them into the “Union Army.” He didn’t mention the fact that the Union Army had to free the great grandparents of his audience at gun point from the Democrats who ran the plantations then and still run them today.

He alluded to “plantations” and “company stores” still around today but never mentioned that it is Democrats, his Party, that hold Blacks as captives in nightmarish lives and lie to them about who is responsible for their misery.

He had nothing good to say about America and chose to hold the hands of his minority audience cautioning about the world outside of family and school being scary.

Burns typifies what is wrong with the Left. They have no understanding of actual human nature and are determined to see the world as they want it to be rather than as it is.

Burns and people like him are eager to convince graduating minority students that their world is essentially the same as the one their slave ancestors lived in. Such is the reason that Burns and fellow race hustlers are the problem not the solution.


Real life smacks Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake upside her head


By Kevin “Coach” Collins

It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Baltimore’s Black Democrats. They are in charge because – well they should be – it IS Baltimore. The town is a  Black city and a Democrat vote harvesting plantation so what could go wrong for a young up and comer like Black female Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake?

Of course she is not up to the job, but so what! Democrats never are.  All she had to do is what Democrats always do, say whatever was necessary to get her base to the polls and then blame Republicans when the bottom fell out of her empty promises. She was cruising toward taking the Senate seat Barbara Mikulski will be vacating in 2016 and now all of those plans are going up in smoke because she has been exposed as a fake.

When you are a young Black female Democrat and the mayor of Baltimore the only thing between you and being a Senate super star should be the calendar. But real life has smacked her upside the head.

When her racist Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby went “All Out Sharpton” and indicted the whole Baltimore Police Department for everything she could think of, real life smacked Rawlings-Blake upside her head. The cops are going dead and Rawlings-Blake is holding the bag.  

Baltimore’s police are not following the script that was supposed to get her to the Senate. They are refusing to put themselves in danger for her or her base. Her city is descending into a cesspool of violent crime that is worse than it was before Freddie Gray died. Now that she has to actually make decisions she hasn’t the faintest idea how to do that because she is a typical Democrat empty suit/skirt.

As Democrats have taken tighter and tighter control of America’s cities they have developed a dangerous addiction to electing people whose only qualification is being a good Democrat. Most of the time the fools they put in office can fake their way through; but in the case of Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oakland and dozens of small and medium sized cities across the country, the Democrats’ disregard for qualification is catching up to them.  

Baltimore will be Rawlings-Blake’s last stop, not her launching pad – real life has smacked her upside her head.         


An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms.

Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall.

One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq.

The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of a genuine American hero. Having had the great honor of spending a day with John J. McKenna III, the Captain’s father, I learned the story of how the McKenna family got the awful news of his death.  It was a reminder that the heroes who step forward to defend us, come from America’s greatest asset: our families.

Captain McKenna lost his life trying to comfort one of his men, Lance Corporal Michael Glover. They were conducting an operation near Fallujah Iraq when Glover, who was the point man, was shot by a sniper. True to his nature as a great leader, McKenna wouldn’t order anyone else to go out to help Glover; he went himself. Witnesses say John had Michael Glover cradled in his lap when he too was shot and killed by the same sniper.

A few days after Captain McKenna’s death, John III was in the family’s old home in Brooklyn. They had recently sold it and he was taking one last look at the place where he and his wife Karen had raised John and his sister Allyson.

He was in Brooklyn for a final dental appointment and stopped at the house to make sure it was in order for the new owners. When the bell rang he thought it was neighbors coming by to wish him and his family well in their new home 175 miles away in upstate New York.

When he opened the door there was no need for words. He saw two Marine officers. He knew why they were there.  When the Marine officers heard Captain McKenna was a New York State Trooper on active duty as a reservist, they made arrangements to have the Troopers join in helping the McKenna family.

Soon a procession of government vehicles was taking John McKenna III back upstate to be with his wife and daughter. What happened when the motorcade turned onto his new street is one of those things that make us proud to be Americans.

He recalled that even though they had moved into their new home just nine days before, every neighbor on his street was outside on the roadway with burning candles quietly paying tribute to the fallen Captain McKenna and his family.

John McKenna IV “Son of Fire”

The name McKenna can be translated from the ancient Irish language to mean “Son of Fire.” The countenance of John J. McKenna IV was a perfect fit to this meaning. John had piercing green eyes and fiery red hair. He was the hard charger he looked like.

He was a brilliant student who was sent to Europe on an international fellowship.  He was a tough New York State Trooper, an Eagle Scout and a credit to his country his family, the Marine Corps and all freedom loving Americans.

We were honored to have had Captain John J. McKenna IV and Lance Corporal Michael Glover among us even for the too few years of their lives.

Where we get such patriots is no mystery. They come from fine families like the ones fashioned by McKennas and Glovers.  May God bless them today and always.