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joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 04:51 AM Aug 2014

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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I miss RainDog. (Original Post) joshcryer Aug 2014 OP
. hrmjustin Aug 2014 #1
Thanks Justin. joshcryer Aug 2014 #3
Emotions just flow at times. hrmjustin Aug 2014 #4
They're flowing now, I thank you for your comments. joshcryer Aug 2014 #7
As are you my friend. hrmjustin Aug 2014 #9
She was, IMO, a noble soul who had conviction, and followed thru on it. AverageJoe90 Aug 2014 #2
Thanks Joe. joshcryer Aug 2014 #5
I do too, so much. bravenak Aug 2014 #6
This. joshcryer Aug 2014 #8
I know what you mean joshcryer. lovemydog Aug 2014 #10
Thanks so much. joshcryer Aug 2014 #12
I'm sorry you miss your friend Raindog. pnwmom Aug 2014 #11
I think "opened wounds" is a good description. joshcryer Aug 2014 #13
RainDog was one of my favorite names on the screen whenever she appeared in a thread. appal_jack Aug 2014 #14
I do, too. Warren DeMontague Aug 2014 #15
Great job for your efforts in Co. Now please move to New Jersey. Hoppy Aug 2014 #16
Raindog didn't post many video's... CanSocDem Aug 2014 #17
We did it, RainDog. joshcryer Sep 2014 #18

joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
3. Thanks Justin.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:01 AM
Aug 2014


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

joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
7. They're flowing now, I thank you for your comments.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:07 AM
Aug 2014

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

 

AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)
2. She was, IMO, a noble soul who had conviction, and followed thru on it.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:00 AM
Aug 2014

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.

joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
5. Thanks Joe.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:04 AM
Aug 2014

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.

lovemydog

(11,833 posts)
10. I know what you mean joshcryer.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:36 AM
Aug 2014

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.

joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
12. Thanks so much.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:52 AM
Aug 2014

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&quot 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.

pnwmom

(109,196 posts)
11. I'm sorry you miss your friend Raindog.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:44 AM
Aug 2014

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.

joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
13. I think "opened wounds" is a good description.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:53 AM
Aug 2014

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.

 

appal_jack

(3,813 posts)
14. RainDog was one of my favorite names on the screen whenever she appeared in a thread.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 06:33 AM
Aug 2014

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

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
15. I do, too.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 07:33 AM
Aug 2014

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.

 

Hoppy

(3,595 posts)
16. Great job for your efforts in Co. Now please move to New Jersey.
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 07:41 AM
Aug 2014

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

 

CanSocDem

(3,286 posts)
17. Raindog didn't post many video's...
Wed Aug 13, 2014, 08:02 AM
Aug 2014

...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.

joshcryer

(62,300 posts)
18. We did it, RainDog.
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 07:03 AM
Sep 2014

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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