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Poet Maya Angelou shot gun at home intruder. Obama thinks she should be in jail because of it.
wordpress ^ | April 3, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:20:07 PM PDT by grundle

Poet Maya Angelou shoots gun at home intruder. Barack Obama thinks she should be in jail because of it.

Checking both google and google news, I did not see this reported on by any of the mainstream media, other than Time magazine. No New York Times, Washington Post, or Associated Press articles. No CBS, NBC, or CNN coverage.

No wonder why some on the political left hate Fox News, which did report it.

For News reports:

Poet Maya Angelou Blasts Gun at Home Intruder

Obama supporter and famous poet Maya Angelou was asked by Time Magazine if she had ever fired a gun in her life.

Her answer was surprising — “Of course!” Angelou then recounted a time in which she fired upon a home intruder.

TRANSCRIPT:

Source: TIME’s 10 Questions for Maya Angelou

TIME: Your mother — she was your protector. She often carried a gun, she seemed to be very fond of guns. Did you inherit your mother’s fondness for guns?

MAYA ANGELOU: Well, I do like to have guns around, I don’t like to carry them. But I like — if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them.

TIME: Have you ever fired a weapon?

ANGELOU: Of course!

TIME: At a person?

ANGELOU: I’ve fired it period, not at a person I hope!

I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, “Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!” Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, “Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house.” I said, “Well, I don’t know how that happened.”

When Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from murderers and rapists.

Barack Obama thinks that Maya Angelou should be in jail because she used a gun to protect herself, in her own home, from an intruder who could have been planning to rape and murder her.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; demagogicparty; guncontrol; mayaangelou; memebuilding; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:20:07 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

And she didn’t abort her child when she had a chance either.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 4:21:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

No kidding! What am I to think of her? For years I thought she was a Marxist pig....
Hope she had Christ before she died!


3 posted on 05/29/2014 4:23:33 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: grundle

I believe I read she was an NRA member too.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 4:25:37 PM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: davetex

“I believe I read she was an NRA member too.”

Gun ownership/personal protection is one of the few issues that can cross political ideologies.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 4:28:18 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Yeah she was a marxist but she did do some things right.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 4:28:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
Hope she had Christ before she died!

No evidence of it here in the Upstate of S.C. Maybe she was a "secret" Christian.
7 posted on 05/29/2014 4:32:00 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cripplecreek
Angelou signed this...

We, the undersigned, are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today’s world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, the arms race, the death penalty and euthanasia. We believe these issues are linked under a consistent ethic of life. We challenge those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected.

along with several other Pro-life "leftists" several years ago. Also Mother Jones promoted anti-abortion causes. Makes the subscribers and some editors at 'Mother Jones' rather uncomfortable when you point that out.
8 posted on 05/29/2014 4:34:31 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Resettozero
You have to know where to look for it. And maybe put in an effort.

Maya Angelou: I'm trying to be a Christian

9 posted on 05/29/2014 4:39:35 PM PDT by x
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks grundle.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 4:40:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rollo tomasi

That’s amazing. Do you have a link rollo?


11 posted on 05/29/2014 4:41:16 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: grundle

no no no.

She did it all wrong.

One is not supposed to fire blindly through their own front door from the inside, but instead is supposed to go to the balcony and fire a 12 gauge into the dark a couple of times.

Joe Biden home-protection gun ownership & use, "12 gauge" advice;

http://www.georgianewsday.com/video/151434-joe-biden-shotgun-youtube-video-appears-of-women-trying-and-failing-to-take-his-12-gauge-advice.html

12 posted on 05/29/2014 4:45:29 PM PDT by BlueDragon (...to stay on the safe side...I'm never stopping in Amarillo again)
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To: x
You have to know where to look for it. And maybe put in an effort.

Maya Angelou: I'm trying to be a Christian


Still no evidence in the Upstate of her profession of faith and her acknowledgement of the Lordship of Jesus Christ while she lived. Quite the contrary in her "poetry".That news item originated in the U.K. Likely they got part of it wrong.

Besides, both Obamas are trying to be "Christian" too.

And thanks for the snide jab. Always can use a spare.
13 posted on 05/29/2014 4:49:11 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cripplecreek

“And she didn’t abort her child when she had a chance either.”

She punished herself with a baby?


14 posted on 05/29/2014 5:01:56 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: grundle

“I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, ‘Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!’ Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, ‘Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t know how that happened.’”

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and [her] tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:36 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: grundle

As part of the One Percent, she enjoyed flying on the Concorde and was upset when they were grounded.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 5:19:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Cancer were Contagious, they would call it Liberalism...)
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To: sueQ

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/379036/maya-angelous-place-pro-life-left-nicholas-frankovich


17 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:16 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Unknowing

New screen door: $60. Installed.
Scaring the bad guys: Priceless.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 6:29:18 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: grundle

I hear a dog bark in the night.
I ask myself “Do he bite?”
Kill my landlord.
Kill my landlord.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 6:42:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: grundle

She be dead now!


20 posted on 05/29/2014 6:47:25 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: grundle

This semi-literate fraud was, according to Wikipedia, a pimp and a prostitute. Her ugliness was also a nightclub dancer and performer.

Some of her best lines of illiterate poetry:

“Across the wall of the world, A River sings a beautiful song,”

“The horizon leans forward, Offering you space to place new steps of change.”

What a bunch of non-sense!


21 posted on 05/29/2014 7:37:10 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: Finalmente

Yep to all of that


22 posted on 05/29/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: grundle
Poor Obama. Everything he's been spinning for decades has lately been coming back around to hit him in the face.

Even his hand-picked laureate, Maya "Sure-Shot" Angelou, has tripped him up.

Sorta like poetic justice, wouldn't you say, Barack?

Leni

23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:05:00 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cripplecreek

I was going to mention that. She was a horrible lefty, but she had some good qualities.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 3:21:46 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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