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Justice Scalia Shares Gun Love with Justice Kagan on Hunting Trip
guns.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | dabneybailey

Posted on 04/26/2012 1:43:37 PM PDT by marktwain

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has found himself a new enthusiastic hunting partner in fellow Justice Elena Kagan. We know what you're thinking: "Wait a second, isn't Kagan that new judge Obama appointed?" Yep, that's the one. We're just as surprised (and delighted) as you are.

We have to give some kudos to Scalia, but it looks as though we have Sen. James Risch of Idaho to ultimately thank for this fortunate turn of events. Back in 2010 when Obama nominated Kagan for the Supreme Court position, Risch asked Kagan about her views on gun rights. She admitted that she'd never fired a gun before, but made a promise to go hunting with Scalia if she were confirmed.

Kagan kept her promise and went on a hunting trip with her philosophical opposite. The pair took a quick trip to a Virginia shooting range, followed by a hunting trip in the Washington area. When asked about the experience, Kagan replied, "It turns out, it's really good fun." The pair are planning on hunting again in Montana this October.

We can't be certain if Justice Scalia was motivated by political reasons or simply by a desire to find a new hunting pal, but we're not complaining. Another Supreme Court justice discovering her newfound love of guns is music to our ears. It's all a bit ironic considering that Kagan came off as a unsympathetic to gun rights a few years ago. As it turns out, all it took to get her to change her mind about guns was to actually pick one up.


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To: Tenacious 1

Scalia and Ginsberg take turns preparing dinner each month for each other and their families. They have for years now. I would love to hear their dinner conversation. They also vacation together with their families.


51 posted on 04/26/2012 2:23:08 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Jennikins

Most hunters eat what they kill. Many millions of them.


52 posted on 04/26/2012 2:25:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think that goes beyond cruelty. Hunting with a bow
and arrow is that. The animal does not die immediately.
Imagine how the poor animal feels.


53 posted on 04/26/2012 2:28:47 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: marktwain

This really could mean nothing substantial.

All that is known is she likes guns. That doesn’t mean she wants everyone ELSE to have one. The only inference is that she wouldn’t mind having one. That doesn’t equate into her wanting the rest of us to have one.

I will give her one kudo for actually going to a range and trying one. Not so much for hunting because if you don’t eat what you hunt I personally believe it’s a waste of God’s animals and their lives.


54 posted on 04/26/2012 2:29:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jennikins

Modern arrow heads do not just poke a little hole in the quarry. They do what your biscuit cutter does. It’s quick.


55 posted on 04/26/2012 2:30:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Secret Agent Man

I believe kudos is a singular. Plural is kudoses.


56 posted on 04/26/2012 2:31:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: absolootezer0

well you have a perfectly valid reason to do so.


57 posted on 04/26/2012 2:32:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How bout cutting out some time and licensing requirements and have them go dueling.


58 posted on 04/26/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA!)
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To: dila813

I wish. But you almost really want him to live to have to keep thinking about it.


59 posted on 04/26/2012 2:33:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TigersEye

Ruth’s been sick a long time. I wouldn’t hold it against her given her cancer issues.


60 posted on 04/26/2012 2:34:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jennikins

So in other words, if we don’t kill them, they just live forever? Sorry, but I grew up on a ranch and watched animals being born, dying, and being converted to meat on a daily basis. I’ve also had the good fortune to hunt game from Alaska to Zimbabwe, trust the opinion of someone who knows. Nature deals out death in a far more cruel method than any hunter does.

Ever see a pack of wolves eat the left hip from a caribou while they are still alive? I have. I am also the biggest animal lover in the world, in a couple hours I’ll be working cattle horseback in the cutting pen, later I’ll have a Belgian Mali sleeping with my wife and I. Your last line is typical also, since you don’t eat meat, you don’t think anyone else should. By the same token, I ride a HD, so should I think riding a Honda should be illegal? Immoral?

You will never experience raising as many animals as I have, nor save the lives of as many as I have, but somehow not eating meat makes you special?

Surely you know that there would be no wild big game animals in the US without conservation efforts by hunters?


61 posted on 04/26/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: HiTech RedNeck
kudos |ˈk(y)oōˌdōs; -ˌdōz; -ˌdäs| noun praise and honor received for an achievement. ORIGIN late 18th cent.: Greek. USAGE Kudos comes from Greek and means ‘glory.’ Despite appearances, it is not a plural form. This means that there is no singular form kudo and that use as a plural, as in the following sentence, is incorrect: : he received many kudos for his work (correct use is : he received much kudos for his work).
62 posted on 04/26/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mkjessup; Jennikins

Never mind the electrons. How about the thousands of critters that are killed or maimed in the production of one cup of green tea? Or any other vegetable product?


63 posted on 04/26/2012 2:38:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: trisham

So, if more than one person got kudos, wouldn’t that be the giving of kudoses?


64 posted on 04/26/2012 2:40:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Secret Agent Man

I wouldn’t hold that against her either. I was just making a joke about her petite size which I think was true long before she got cancer.


65 posted on 04/26/2012 2:40:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: marktwain
Talk about gullible! Does anybody *really* believe that this means that Kagan is pro 2nd Amendment??? If so,google the name Carl Rowan to find out what *she* actually thinks about it.
66 posted on 04/26/2012 2:42:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: marktwain

Only Party members may have guns. Armed peasants are dangerous, Comrade. They won’t like the upcoming pogroms and Five Year Plans and must be incapable of counter-revolutionary resistance.


67 posted on 04/26/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jennikins

A properly place arrow usually kills more quickly than a bullet does. You seem to have been fed a lot of nonsense about hunting from someone.


68 posted on 04/26/2012 2:47:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t think so. Such a word does not appear to exist in any dictionary that I could find.


69 posted on 04/26/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

So kudos would be a word like moose? (No such thing as two mooses.)


70 posted on 04/26/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I grew up with people who hunted animals for food.
Once.I was driving behind a car with the trunk open and a dead deer in the back. I know it goes on all the time.
I just feel sorry for the deer.


71 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:38 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: Jennikins
I eat everything I kill. (oh, except hoodies)
72 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: marktwain

Wouldn’t it be great if Kagan and Sotomayor turned out to be as big a disappointment to the left that Souter and O’Connor were to the right?


73 posted on 04/26/2012 3:02:38 PM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, she is kind of small grandmotherly looking. Definitely not a 12 gauge shooter. Have to be 20 gauge.


74 posted on 04/26/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jennikins
"I don’t know anyone who kills for food nowadays."

So -- you bite your steaks right off of the living cow? Or -- are you a "vegan"?

In either case, your world is too small -- and filled with citiwusses...

75 posted on 04/26/2012 3:04:09 PM PDT by TXnMA
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To: nobamanomore

“Sorry, but I grew up on a ranch and watched animals being born, dying, and being converted to meat on a daily basis.”

Never happens to residents of California.


76 posted on 04/26/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; Tenacious 1

I thought it was kind of a funny picture. Also the idea of Kagan and Scalia chasing quail to catch by hand. I think those two are a little horizontally challenged to ever get close to one.


77 posted on 04/26/2012 3:10:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Tenacious 1
" Real men hunt with their hands and teeth. We should ban guns....”


She maybe actually be safe on gun's rights here. Kagen's first date with her "partner" was at an NRA sponsered "Women's Day" shoot.

Of course she's a liberal so it might as well end up as Guns for me but not for thee" attitude...
78 posted on 04/26/2012 3:15:32 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That seems like a good example. “Deer” as well.


79 posted on 04/26/2012 3:19:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Oh deers!


80 posted on 04/26/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TigersEye

Yeah, the only way they’d probably get one with their hands is if it got spooked and ran right into them.


81 posted on 04/26/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TigersEye

Quail is delicious.


82 posted on 04/26/2012 3:28:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The more I think of SCOTUS justices hunting the more Warner Bros. images keep popping into my mind.


83 posted on 04/26/2012 3:29:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yes, dear. :)


84 posted on 04/26/2012 3:30:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Quail is delicious.

It sure is. The tastiest foul I have ever eaten though was a blue grouse.

85 posted on 04/26/2012 3:31:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: marktwain
We can't be certain if Justice Scalia was motivated by political reasons or simply by a desire to find a new hunting pal,

An anonymous source says they are having an affair........Can't say I blame Antonin, she's one hot babe!

86 posted on 04/26/2012 3:32:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Jennikins
I don’t like anyone going out and killing animals for sport.

I *ONLY* like it when people kill animals for sport. If you are killing for food, you are cheating, and you are a little liberal b*tch.

No, give me the person who kills ONLY to kill, and in the most painful way possible. THESE are MY people. The ones who not only capture a multipoint buck, but then waterboard it ... not to get any information, but simply to enjoy it sputtering and thinking it's drowning. WOOT WOOT!

87 posted on 04/26/2012 3:33:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Jennikins
Posted my #75 before I read this. I see you are one of those soft-headed folks who has been convinced by other mush-headed folks that a normal human diet is wrong.

As I said, your world is too small; get out and surround yourself with normal people.

I'm over 74, just checked my BP at 120/69, raise my own vegetables, eat what I shoot (except for the armadillos destroying my lawn -- they carry leprosy) -- and believe you are sadly misled...

88 posted on 04/26/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by TXnMA
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To: TigersEye

Thank you for the recommendation. I’ve never had grouse, but I will definitely keep it in mind.


89 posted on 04/26/2012 3:39:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TigersEye

Fowl not foul


90 posted on 04/26/2012 3:41:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: eastforker
Not entirely true. Down here in Texas killing hogs and letting them lay is allowed.

And I'll bet they can still reproduce.

91 posted on 04/26/2012 3:41:56 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Right. I was thinking of store bought chicken when I rote that.


92 posted on 04/26/2012 3:42:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lazamataz

:)


93 posted on 04/26/2012 3:43:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TigersEye

Quail and grouse are occasionally farmed, but not nearly as much as the common chicken.


94 posted on 04/26/2012 3:43:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TXnMA
eat what I shoot (except for the armadillos destroying my lawn -- they carry leprosy)

***********************

Yes. That's a very good reason to shoot them. Vile creatures.

95 posted on 04/26/2012 3:46:48 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; trisham

The grouse I ate was a wild bird. Blue Grouse are a mountain species and I think they mostly eat pine nuts. I don’t know how that would compare to a Prairie Grouse or any farm-raised birds.


96 posted on 04/26/2012 3:46:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lazamataz
LOL! Don't ever change, Laz.

And I mean that. Don't even increment a stack pointer.

/johnny

97 posted on 04/26/2012 3:48:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TigersEye

Diet matters certainly. You could say those grouse are pre-pestoed. No shortage of wild pigs in Texas but they eat acorns that makes the meat grody.


98 posted on 04/26/2012 3:48:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TigersEye; High-tech Redneck

A pine-nut diet. I can imagine that would nicely affect flavour. It seems that they may display much like a wild turkey. Lovely creatures.


99 posted on 04/26/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
LOL Now that you put it that way it probably would have been very good if I had stuffed it with a few fresh basil leaves.

That's funny about the acorns and pig meat because, if I'm not mistaken, deer that eat a lot of acorns are fatter and tastier than deer that don't.

100 posted on 04/26/2012 3:55:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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