Jun 18, 2015 TheRain commented on Rachel Dolezal Isn't the Most Important Race Story in Spokane.
@3 has it right. Shorty's murder was pretty shocking to his neighborhood, and that billboard would have gone completely unnoticed if it wasn't for Dolezal using it to fundraise.
Feb 10, 2015 TheRain commented on Jon Stewart Says He's Leaving The Daily Show.
Jessica Williams would be an absolute disaster. Don't do that to her.
Feb 7, 2015 TheRain commented on Lindy West's This American Life Piece Prompts Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to Promise Action Against Online Abuse.
" "I think my anger toward you stems from your happiness with your own being. "

That is the fakest thing I've ever read on Slog.
Aug 19, 2014 TheRain commented on Want to Help Ferguson? Get Behind Reparations.
"He's not talking about handing cash over to black people."

...except that's exactly what reparations is. The rest of the stuff is social programs that could be done without the toxic label, but that's not what Coates is after.
Jul 26, 2014 TheRain commented on Rand Paul Is Dangerous Because Rand Paul Is Occasionally Right.
@10 FTW. If the Democrats don't want to be threatened by someone who is better than they are on civil liberties, maybe they could themselves try being better on civil liberties?
Jul 17, 2014 TheRain commented on If There Can Be Six Californias, There Could Be Two Washingtons.
God, the politics geek in me would adore this.

Would McMorris-Rogers run for the Senate, giving up her power in the House? Would Peter Goldmark come home to run for Governor in a likely primary against Lisa Brown, to see who would square off in the general election against Matt Shea or Sharon Brown? Would Michael Baumgartner finally get the Senate seat that he covets?

The dynamics would be incredible!
Jun 17, 2014 TheRain commented on Who to Blame for Bertha.
@8: "5 years from now, when it's done,"

$20 says it's not.
May 31, 2014 TheRain commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Beginning of Obvious Justness for African Americans.
I'm more than a little surprised at the people who are praising the Coates article for not being prescriptive, when that's what I thought its biggest flaw was. He proved that racism exists, but that's not anything that we didn't know.

There are more than enough proposals for reparations out there to make an informed decision, and for Coates to ignore that shows he's not really as interested in the "solution" as he is about talking around the problem.
May 27, 2014 TheRain commented on Let's Not Be Fatalistic About Prospects for Reparations.
Coates' article was an absolute farce, and anyone who ignores the serious flaws in it in order to hail it as some sort of groundbreaking work (hi, Chris Hayes) is being ridiculous.

The obvious missing piece in this post is that the Caribbean nations are seeking the money from European colonizers. It's easy for them to nod in agreement about the subject; it wouldn't be their money. That's not how it would happen in America.
May 17, 2014 TheRain commented on Jess Spear Running Against House Speaker Frank Chopp.
@18: "Can she name where the 49 districts are? Can she name where ten districts are?"

Since she's not running for Speaker of the House, only to be representative out of her district, what you're asking is completely irrelevant.