Oct 17, 2016 TheRain commented on Citing Her June Position on Conversion Therapy, SEAMEC Revokes Erin Jones's Rating and Endorses Chris Reykdal.
"We overlooked it."

.....how the hell does an LGBTQ advocacy group miss the question on conversion therapy? C'mon now.
Aug 30, 2016 TheRain commented on Alarming Comments on LGBTQ Youth from the Woman Who Wants to Be Washington State’s Top Education Official.
The thing about Erin is that I think she's absolutely sincere, she's absolutely a great candidate for the job, and she's absolutely afraid of offending anyone. It's nice to say that you're running to represent everyone and want to give every viewpoint its due respect, but some folks really do deserve only to be told to fuck off.

One way to judge a politician is by their enemies, and I don't know who Erin's enemies are. That bothers me.
Jun 26, 2016 TheRain commented on Queer Issue: My Encounters with '80s Porn Star Al Parker.
That was a beautiful piece of writing on a critical moment in time. Really, really well done!
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.