Skip to comments.Kagan: Scalia Took Me 'Big-Game Hunting'
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.
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This how we truly win the issue. By genially educating our ignorant adversaries.
I didn’t think she was that big.
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.
Too bad it wasn’t a former VP.
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.
Once again the lib wants to throw out hunting, the 2nd has nothing to do with hunting.
Or a carpet cleaning...
The leisure set.
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.
I’d of bagged me a water buffalo on that trip.
“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.
Watch your back, Antonin.
As what? a decoy?...........
And in-turn, Kagan helped Scalia change the tie-rods on his car and showed him how to adjust the fuel injectors.
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.
...I shot myself a deer.
Any chance she will learn herself some grammar?
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.
That’s nice, but to really go hunting she needs to go with Dick Cheney.
After I got me one of them thar huntin' licenses
What a man!
All the hogs will be running from Kagan ... therefore, only shoot the lead animal ...
“can I get muh self a huntin license here?”- John F’n Kerry
leftards have to pretend they can relate to the unwashed masses .
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.
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
Maybe Scalia can introduce her to Dick Cheney...
Someone needs to spend some time with Scalia at the range.
She’s Conservative, not Orthodox. And hunting for food is not forbidden.
” I shot myself a deer.””
She grew up in an Orthodox environment but I believe the now calls herself Conservative (ironically). Doesn't she actually attend a Reconstructionist synagogue?
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
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.
...I shot myself a deer.
Any chance she will learn herself some grammar?
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.
In your zeal to push your religion, you missed the point -— Kagan is a fraud.
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.
I give Kagan credit.
Riskin at Lincoln Square.
too bad she didn’t go hunting with Dick Cheney!
How was I pushing my religion?
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.
Concur with your post.
#37 for a bit more color
Please forgive my ignorance. What did Jewish people do for meat before there weren't butchers in every village?
Who knew the Second Amendment was about hunting?
Apparently Kagen thinks so.
Well said, I’m sure Kagan had no idea what a pleasure it was!
Her biggest fraud is pretending to be a female....