About Kstreet

For starters, I am…

… an African-American mother,  grandmother and great-grandmother.

… an  unapologetic President Obama supporter.

… a native New Yorker.  However, I now live in a town  about 20 miles outside of Atlanta.  After living in the south for almost 15 years, I’m still an avid Yankee, Knicks and Mets fan.  The Atlanta Braves and Hawks are ok as long as a NY team is not playing opposite them.

… passionate about politics.  I’m certain that passion peeks out from time to time in some of my posts, like this one.

… a believer in freedom of choice for women, although, as a mother of six children MY choice was to have my children.  Every woman should be able to make her own personal choice without interference from outside influences.

… a progressive and/or liberal, but I resent the negative term “socialist” or “communist”.  I believe those descriptions of progressives by some, are not only historically inaccurate, but are used to denigrate progressives/liberals.  I choose NOT to be defined by others.  I am who I am.

… an admirer of former NY State Governor, Mario Cuomo who once said this:

We believe in a government that is characterized by fairness and reasonableness, a reasonableness that goes beyond labels, that doesn’t distort or promise to do things that we know we can’t do.  We believe in encouraging the talented.  We believe in a government strong enough to use words like “love” and “compassion” and smart enough to convert our noblest aspirations into practical realities.  We believe in only the government we need, but we insist on all the government we need.We believe — We believe as Democrats, that a society as blessed as ours, the most affluent democracy in the world’s history, one that can spend trillions on instruments of destruction, ought to be able to help the middle class in its struggle, ought to be able to find work for all who can do it, room at the table, shelter for the homeless, care for the elderly and infirm, and hope for the destitute. And we proclaim as loudly as we can the utter insanity of nuclear proliferation and the need for a nuclear freeze, if only to affirm the simple truth that peace is better than war because life is better than death.We believe in a single — We believe in a single fundamental idea that describes better than most textbooks and any speech that I could write what a proper government should be: the idea of family, mutuality, the sharing of benefits and burdens for the good of all, feeling one another’s pain, sharing one another’s blessings — reasonably, honestly, fairly, without respect to race, or sex, or geography, or political affiliation.We believe we must be the family of America, recognizing that at the heart of the matter we are bound one to another, that the problems of a retired school teacher in Duluth are our problems; that the future of the child — that the future of the child in Buffalo is our future; that the struggle of a disabled man in Boston to survive and live decently is our struggle; that the hunger of a woman in Little Rock is our hunger; that the failure anywhere to provide what reasonably we might, to avoid pain, is our failure.

The set of principles laid out in Mario Cuomo’s speech, so many years ago, describes all that I believe in, politically.

Thank you for your support in reading or subscribing to The Fifth Column.  I will continue to try and keep this blog simple yet informative and ad free  (I simply don’t like clutter. I suppose that makes me a proud “minimalist”.)

Thanks again for stopping by.  Enjoy!

My Twitter name is Nubian Blogger      My email is sheilaatl1@gmail.com

112 comments

    1. Hi Petral. I’ve got these nominations a couple of times in the past and each time I’m very appreciative but as much as I’ve read the instructions, I’m clueless. To some it may seem that I’m indifferent to those nominations, but quite the contrary. I will make an attempt to re-read the instructions and follow them to the letter.

      Again, thank you…and thank you to past nominators of this blog. I’ll work at getting it right this time.

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    1. Hi Dr. Rex. I have to respectfully decline. Not because I don’t appreciate your support and this fine gesture, it’s simply because I’m not into internet awards. It’s an idiosyncrasy of mine. I try to keep the site in a “minimalist” mode. Thank you so much for supporting this site Dr. Rex. <3

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      1. No problem whatsoever. You don’t have to accept. I understand .. this is an indication that I admire your work and appreciate all you do!!

        Peace!!! :-)

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  1. K,
    Do NOT go anywhere near Dreadmonger.com
    What is once seen, cannot be unseen. He’s porn scum.
    You really should think about removing his posts.

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  2. Kay – imagine my surprise when a link to YOU showed up on my FB timeline – it was posted by a friend who’s also the former Mayor of our town. You’re the big time now girl!! Big time!

    How are you doing, old blogfriend?

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    1. Hey Moe! For some reason a post that I piggy-backed from TFC to Twitter has gone viral. I’ve had more visitors in the last two days which have broken all sorts of records over here. Thanks for contacting me. Please send me the link to your blog. I totally forgot the title. Good to see u too!!

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      1. Enjoy it Kay! You’re good (as I told the Mayor0 and SHOULD have even more readers – some of them will stay around for sure.

        About four years ago, I had a big flurry of visitors when a link to me appeared on Bartcop (remember him?). A very heady experience!

        I’m not blogging much recently, but I’m still there at Whatever Works – http://maureenholland.wordpress.com/

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