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Wed Aug 13, 2014, 04:51 AM

I miss RainDog.

Yeah, I'm sad about Robin Williams, too, but RainDog was my friend, I didn't know them very much but on DU we both spent a lot of time talking about marijuana legalization. They were my friend. I only have a few here who really agree with me on important issues. It's just sad, and I miss them, and I hope, hope, things get better on that issues we both most agreed upon. If only in their memory.

Sorry for the sad post, if you take it that way, but me and RainDog, we really spread the message (just google me and RainDog, we were on top of it). I like to think RainDog was instrumental on my activist efforts to get it legalized in Colorado. I hope they knew that, because I never told them how much they meant to me and how they influenced me. They did it. I worked a lot to get it legalized in 2012, and I don't know if I would have were it not for RainDog's posts here. They gave me hope.

RIP RainDog, my friend, and influence. We had spats on other issues but this was one issue we really connected.

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Reply I miss RainDog. (Original post)
joshcryer Aug 2014 OP
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hrmjustin Aug 2014 #1
joshcryer Aug 2014 #3
hrmjustin Aug 2014 #4
joshcryer Aug 2014 #7
hrmjustin Aug 2014 #9
AverageJoe90 Aug 2014 #2
joshcryer Aug 2014 #5
bravenak Aug 2014 #6
joshcryer Aug 2014 #8
lovemydog Aug 2014 #10
joshcryer Aug 2014 #12
pnwmom Aug 2014 #11
joshcryer Aug 2014 #13
appal_jack Aug 2014 #14
Warren DeMontague Aug 2014 #15
Hoppy Aug 2014 #16
CanSocDem Aug 2014 #17
joshcryer Sep 2014 #18

Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 04:55 AM

1. .

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:01 AM

3. Thanks Justin.



Not sure why I'm so emotional about this, it's uncharacteristic of me, but I am just, you know. I dunno. I got nudged by the other recent loss. Here's where I posted in their thread, they really did influence me in CO and I spent literally months working on it. I'm reminded of this poignant moment that I had here on DU. All because of RainDog. <3

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:03 AM

4. Emotions just flow at times.

 

Things set it off and you need to explore them.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:07 AM

7. They're flowing now, I thank you for your comments.

You're one of the most kind natured DUers here.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:09 AM

9. As are you my friend.

 

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:00 AM

2. She was, IMO, a noble soul who had conviction, and followed thru on it.

 

To be truthful, she and I disagreed, sometimes a tad strongly, on a certain few issues, but I could always tell that she was very sincere, and had her heart in the right place. Wherever she is now, I hope she's enjoying herself.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:04 AM

5. Thanks Joe.

Despite our own spats with one another (I know we have a strong disagreement on certain issues and I don't take back anything I've said). I appreciate the sympathy. RainDog was an amazing poster.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:06 AM

6. I do too, so much.

 

She was real. I miss her posts, and her passion.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:07 AM

8. This.



Thanks for commenting. She was real, indeed. Didn't take crap from anyone.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:36 AM

10. I know what you mean joshcryer.

Some people just kind of jump out at you in life. Where you miss them and feel like they can't be replaced. I'm just here to say that if there are any issues you want to discuss, even if you want to reply and say some issues that mean a lot to you, I will listen.

Even if we agree or disagree is less important. What's cool is that other people like me and you or whoever come along, and we connect on some things with mutual respect.

I didn't know RainDog here but I sure did notice the name because Rain Dogs is one of my favorite albums, by Tom Waits. So, after noticing that I read her posts and wow they were awesome.

Thank you for your activist efforts to get marijuana legalized in Colorado. I am hoping it will also get legalized where I live, in New Mexico.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:52 AM

12. Thanks so much.

I have my issues and I've dealt with them and I'll never go that route, so, you can expect me around for as long as this website exists. That's how it goes. It's just been sad for me, lost my favorite guy (loved, absolutely loved "The Crazy Ones" and my favorite DU poster. I kind of bottled it in when we found out they were lost, but it's sort of sinking in now. It's one thing to be bothered by a celebrity being lost, it's another thing someone you've talked to on a regular basis throughout a political campaign who was directly influential.

I just hope other DUers know how great and influential they were to other people, that's what'd make me smile and be happy about the whole thing.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:44 AM

11. I'm sorry you miss your friend Raindog.

I think Robin Williams' unexpected death has opened a lot of wounds today. I'm sorry yours was one of them.

Raindog was a great poster. I miss her, too.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:53 AM

13. I think "opened wounds" is a good description.

We don't always agree, but with that, I do. Some things trigger other bottled up emotions, and yeah, Williams certainly put me in a depressed state. It got me thinking. I don't know some celebrity, but I did have a connection with a poster here that really put me in shock when we lost them.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 06:33 AM

14. RainDog was one of my favorite names on the screen whenever she appeared in a thread.

 

RainDog was one of my favorite names on the screen whenever she appeared in a thread. I'm glad to hear that she inspired your successful work in CO.

Like some other folks above, I recall duking it out with you a bit over some issue or another here, joshcryer, but that does not prevent me from appreciating you as n intelligent and compassionate member of our community. Hang in there. Like Mother Mary Jones said, pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!



-app

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 07:33 AM

15. I do, too.

You know that old saying about Oakland- "there's no there, there"... Raindog was the opposite.

She had a LOT goin' on.

I haven't normally tended to get buddy-buddy with many people on DU- like, I was never really one for the lounge- and maybe that's a character flaw; I like to think I'm personable and somewhat outgoing, but I'm more of a natural loner than a social butterfly. Still, for whatever reason raindog and i struck up a friendship over the years and i found her to be a really interesting, multifaceted person. Deep. Funny as hell.

And needless to say, great taste in music.

I hope wherever she is, she's enjoying herself. And i hope she knows the giant space she left behind on DU. Not in a bad way, but... she touched a lot of lives here.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 07:41 AM

16. Great job for your efforts in Co. Now please move to New Jersey.

 

Ya see, we got this piece-a-shit gove.... aw you get the idea.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 08:02 AM

17. Raindog didn't post many video's...

 


...but when she did, they were perfect. Exuberant, compassionate and full of the spirit of our youth. This is one of her last videos posted and I offer it again in her memory.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 07:03 AM

18. We did it, RainDog.

We fucking did it. Legalization nationally in a few years at most. 5 at most I'm predicting. We did it. You got the ball rolling.

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