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Kagan: Scalia Took Me 'Big-Game Hunting'
The Hill ^ | 07/02/13 10:31 AM ET

Posted on 07/02/2013 11:41:27 AM PDT by drewh

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told a crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival that fellow Justice Antonin Scalia took her "big-game hunting," boasting that she had bagged a deer on the trip. "I shoot birds with him two or three times a year now," Kagan said. "At the end of last year we had been bird shooting 4 or 5 times ... he said to me, 'It's time for big-game hunting.' We actually went out to Wyoming this past fall to shoot deer and antelope, and we did ... I shot myself a deer."

Kagan said she began hunting with Scalia to fulfill a promise she made during her confirmation process, during which she fielded questions about her views on the Second Amendment.

"Quite a lot of [lawmakers], both Republicans and Democrats, ask about your view on the Second Amendment. ... They'll say, 'Have you ever held a gun?' " Kagan said. "I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and this was not something we really did." Kagan said she promised one lawmaker that if she was "lucky enough to be confirmed," she would ask Scalia to take her hunting. "He thought it was hilarious, he thought it was a total crackup," Kagan said of Scalia's response when she attempted to fulfill the promise.

The Supreme Court justice, who just wrapped up one of the more contentious terms, with high-profile cases on the Voting Rights Act and same-sex marriage, admitted that following a grueling session, justices "might need a vacation from one another." But she said her hunting trips with Scalia were indicative of how the justices respected one another despite ideological differences.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Maybe Elena can take Scalia to a softball game...
1 posted on 07/02/2013 11:41:27 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Lol


2 posted on 07/02/2013 11:42:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: drewh

This how we truly win the issue. By genially educating our ignorant adversaries.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 11:43:04 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: drewh

I didn’t think she was that big.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 11:44:19 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: drewh

This won’t please her leftist fans. Let’s see how she votes on the Second Amendment when it comes up again.

Even a Kagan might vote right once in a decade or two.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 11:44:21 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: drewh

Too bad it wasn’t a former VP.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 11:46:09 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: drewh

They must have been hunting wild boar. You need something to scare the hogs out of the brush. Most use dogs. But I suppose Kagan would do.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 11:47:35 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: Cicero

Once again the lib wants to throw out hunting, the 2nd has nothing to do with hunting.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 11:48:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: drewh

Or a carpet cleaning...


9 posted on 07/02/2013 11:48:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: drewh

The leisure set.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 11:48:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: drewh

While I don’t have a problem with hunting, Kagan claims to be an Orthodox Jew . . .. which generally forbids sport hunting by Jews and makes it all but impossible for Jews to eat hunted meat (except in unusual/extreme circumstances).

Anyway, not particularly relevant, but it just shows that she is a fraud on many levels.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 11:49:00 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: drewh

I’d of bagged me a water buffalo on that trip.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 11:49:11 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Tenacious 1

“They must have been hunting wild boar. You need something to scare the hogs out of the brush. Most use dogs. But I suppose Kagan would do.”

Yes, but how could you tell the difference between Kagan and the hogs? Accident waiting to happen.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: drewh

Watch your back, Antonin.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 11:51:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: drewh

As what? a decoy?...........


15 posted on 07/02/2013 11:51:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: drewh

And in-turn, Kagan helped Scalia change the tie-rods on his car and showed him how to adjust the fuel injectors.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 11:53:17 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Well, I wouldn’t quite say that.

True, liberals often imply that the Second Amendment is ONLY about hunting, which is not true.

But I think the founders were thinking about the right of citizens to have weapons in the wilderness to defend themselves and their families against dangerous beasts, and to feed their families.

Also, to defend themselves against criminals and outlaws, in the country or the city.

And finally and most specifically, to defend themselves against the government if and when it abuses its proper powers. I wouldn’t rule out any of those legitimate reasons why people should have guns if they choose.

Or purely for sport, whether hunting or target shooting.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 11:58:53 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: drewh

...I shot myself a deer.

Any chance she will learn herself some grammar?


18 posted on 07/02/2013 11:59:39 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: drewh

This one is too easy. I think I’ll hand it off, but I’m sure there is a Chaz Bono joke in here somewhere.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: drewh

That’s nice, but to really go hunting she needs to go with Dick Cheney.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 12:02:19 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights!)
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To: cdcdawg
"...I shot myself a deer."

After I got me one of them thar huntin' licenses

21 posted on 07/02/2013 12:03:38 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: drewh
"... Justice Antonin Scalia took her "big-game hunting," boasting that she had bagged a deer on the trip. "I shoot birds with him two or three times a year now," Kagan said. "At the end of last year we had been bird shooting 4 or 5 times ... he said to me, 'It's time for big-game hunting.' We actually went out to Wyoming this past fall to shoot deer and antelope, and we did ... I shot myself a deer.""

What a man!

22 posted on 07/02/2013 12:04:55 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Jewbacca
Yes, but how could you tell the difference between Kagan and the hogs?

All the hogs will be running from Kagan ... therefore, only shoot the lead animal ...

23 posted on 07/02/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: cdcdawg

“can I get muh self a huntin license here?”- John F’n Kerry

leftards have to pretend they can relate to the unwashed masses .


24 posted on 07/02/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

I’ve taken several lib friends to the range.

A few dozen or hundred rounds down range, combined with calm, rational saftey training (and getting to see and meet the other people there) can do more than all the screaming and NRA stickers in the country.

The only real problem is that our local ranges usually have very lousy restrooms facilities, which my female friends find distasteful.

Having a friend, and her daughter, experience what firing a pistol, shotgun and rifle is really like was quite cool; they are NEVER going to believe the folks who try to tell them how a easily available handgun can shoot 100 people or such BS.

One of them did pop himself in the head with the scope of my 300 win mag “oh. I’ve shot a rifle before...”... but seeing a seriously smokingly hot female co worker working a 6” stainless 357 King Cobra on a target she imagined to be her ex (and I think she sent him the sillhouette hahahah)was something I’ll never forget.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 12:15:04 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Jewbacca
While I don’t have a problem with hunting, Kagan claims to be an Orthodox Jew . . .. which generally forbids sport hunting by Jews and makes it all but impossible for Jews to eat hunted meat (except in unusual/extreme circumstances).

I must've missed that one in the dietary laws.
Then again, Jesus did have something to say about loading people down with rules… as well as traditions.

26 posted on 07/02/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: drewh
I call 100%, pure, unadulterated BS.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tactical Awareness. Use your brain. Then bring the pain.)
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To: drewh

Maybe Scalia can introduce her to Dick Cheney...


28 posted on 07/02/2013 12:18:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: drewh

Someone needs to spend some time with Scalia at the range.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 12:22:04 PM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: Jewbacca

She’s Conservative, not Orthodox. And hunting for food is not forbidden.


30 posted on 07/02/2013 12:22:46 PM PDT by stormer
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To: drewh

” I shot myself a deer.””


I was excited until I got to the last 2 words. Had she just stopped at the first 3.


31 posted on 07/02/2013 12:25:10 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: drewh
Someday he should take Kagan,the Wise Latina,Bryers and Kennedy hunting.There could be a tragic mishap with his M-60.
32 posted on 07/02/2013 12:25:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Jewbacca
...Kagan claims to be an Orthodox Jew...

She grew up in an Orthodox environment but I believe the now calls herself Conservative (ironically). Doesn't she actually attend a Reconstructionist synagogue?

33 posted on 07/02/2013 12:25:51 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: All
Good for her and nice to know Scalia is a hunter.......

If I had three wishes, none of them would be for world peace but instead,

#1.....a day of fishing with President Bush

#2.....bird hunting with VP Dick Cheney

#3.....dinner with Rush

34 posted on 07/02/2013 12:30:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: drewh

Liberal elitist Black Robe Champion of Obamacare now enamored with firearms. Not impressed. “Guns for me, but none for thee.” She would rule against and invalidate the 2nd amendment in a heart beat.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 12:33:44 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: cdcdawg

...I shot myself a deer.

Any chance she will learn herself some grammar?


“Where can I git me a huntin’ license?”


36 posted on 07/02/2013 12:44:52 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: stormer

Hunting for food is not forbidden, correct. Sport hunting is considered cruel for Jews (not Gentiles).

And birds are less of a problem than mammals.

But mammals that are shot (or whatever) are not ritually slaughterd in a manner to ensure they do not suffer, so eating them (unless one really needs to eat) is difficult, in that the meat is not kosher.

There is a growing school of thought, however, that there IS a proper method for Jews to hunt animals, but this knowledge was lost during the Diaspora where the Jews were considered foreign, could not own land, and thus had no ability to hunt.

Growing up in rural Israel, I fall into this category, in that I believe there is a proper method to make hunted animals kosher, but the knowledge escapes us at this time and shall be re-discoverd.


37 posted on 07/02/2013 12:50:27 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: OneWingedShark

In your zeal to push your religion, you missed the point -— Kagan is a fraud.


38 posted on 07/02/2013 12:51:24 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: jjotto

Who knows. I vaguely recall she was going to a shul that was the equivalent of a Joel Osteen Orthodox group.

All flash, no substance.


39 posted on 07/02/2013 12:52:14 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: drewh

I give Kagan credit.


40 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:33 PM PDT by KAESNO2
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To: Jewbacca

hehe

Riskin at Lincoln Square.


41 posted on 07/02/2013 1:01:03 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: drewh

too bad she didn’t go hunting with Dick Cheney!


42 posted on 07/02/2013 1:03:30 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Jewbacca
In your zeal to push your religion, you missed the point -— Kagan is a fraud.

How was I pushing my religion?

43 posted on 07/02/2013 1:30:58 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: stormer; Jewbacca
She’s Conservative, not Orthodox. And hunting for food is not forbidden.

About the former I have no knowledge. However, hunting is generally forbidden. Why? Because for an animal to be kosher it must not only be of the right type (e.g. not a pig), but it must be slaughterd in a kosher manner and you must also be certain that it isn't diseased. Obviously, if one's life is at stake one can hunt (even pigs) and eat whatever you shoot...but that's not what we're talking about here.

44 posted on 07/02/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Ancesthntr

Concur with your post.

#37 for a bit more color


45 posted on 07/02/2013 3:02:03 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Ancesthntr
“Because for an animal to be kosher it must not only be of the right type (e.g. not a pig), but it must be slaughterd in a kosher manner”

Please forgive my ignorance. What did Jewish people do for meat before there weren't butchers in every village?

46 posted on 07/02/2013 3:50:29 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: drewh

Who knew the Second Amendment was about hunting?

Apparently Kagen thinks so.


47 posted on 07/02/2013 4:23:02 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Well said, I’m sure Kagan had no idea what a pleasure it was!


48 posted on 07/02/2013 4:34:41 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Jewbacca

Her biggest fraud is pretending to be a female....


49 posted on 09/19/2013 9:44:19 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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