RIP, Julia Carson (D-IN)

A Congresswoman from Indiana has died. I’ll readily admit I was not familiar with her (like another 300 members of Congress). I came across her death searching for Fort Carson on Google. She seems respectable person .

Then I came across the hagiography from the Brady Bunch

I consider the Brady Campaign to be loathsome vultures on the death of a civil rights campaigner. I had the misfortune of meeting these folks at the Brickskekller one evening and realized they were religious fanatics against guns.

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Richard Gardner
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Richard Gardner is a “retired” Navy Submarine Officer with military policy, arms control, and budgeting experience. He contributed over 100 pieces to OTB between January 2004 and August 2008, covering special events. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


  1. davod says:

    Of course the Brady Campaign would have been at the Brickskekller to sample the buffalo stew.

  2. Tano says:

    The lady died. They admired her. They write a nice little tribute.
    Whats your problem?

  3. Boyd says:

    Shockingly, I once again agree with Tano. What are they supposed to do when she dies, dis her? Ignore her?

    I mean, I’m sure my contempt of the Brady Campaign To Take Your Guns Away From You is as deep as anyone’s, but I don’t understand your point. It’s not like they said, “Rep Carson died, so send us money.”

  4. anjin-san says:

    Work a little bit harder on your writing bud, you post makes very little sense. And while we are on the topic, speaking ill of the dead is generally considered to be very poor form.

  5. Boyd says:

    Anjin, re-read Richard’s post. He didn’t speak ill of the dead, in fact he said she appeared to be a respectable person.

    He spoke ill of the Brady Campaign, who usually deserves contempt, but not on this occasion, IMHO.

  6. Grewgills says:

    I consider the Brady Campaign to be loathsome vultures on the death of a civil rights campaigner.

    The irony here is that it is Mr. Gardner who uses Ms. Carson’s death to push his message of hate against a group she supported. Who is the vulture?