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.
May 10, 2014 TheRain commented on If You Believe Abortion Is a Right, You Need to Stop Telling Women How and When They Should Get Abortions.
"Let's agree; she's foolish for not using the most basic of birth controls."

"if you agree with the above comments, you are a bad ally when it comes to abortion rights."

Paul, how could even you disagree with the idea that she's foolish for not using birth control?
May 6, 2014 TheRain commented on Seattle Teachers Have A Chance To Replace Their Stodgy Union Leaders With Up-and-Coming Rabble Rousers.
What I know is that when the SEA catches a fever, the rest of the WEA gets the chills. When the SEA gave in on evaluation we all got pounded on that during the legislative session, and it would be nice to have leadership there that could put a scare into the all-too-comfortable legislature.
Apr 19, 2014 TheRain commented on Punished for the Crime of Being Female on the Internet.
"gentle reminder from the other 50% of our species that the correct nomenclature for an adult female of the human race is "woman". Referring to women as "females" is the biggest red flag I (and every other woman I know) pick up on in a dialog,"

I struggle to believe this is true.
Apr 15, 2014 TheRain commented on Survey Reveals Men's Rights Activists Are Almost Entirely White, 17 to 20 Years Old.
" The reason women outnumber men in college across the board is due to the fact that women are applying in greater numbers and are more *qualified* for admittance."

If that's true, then why is it that way?
Mar 27, 2014 TheRain commented on The Town of Oso Is Coping with Unimaginable Loss and Understandably Unwanted Attention.
Apart from the mudslide, I tend to believe that everything else in this post was made up.
Feb 28, 2014 TheRain commented on Chatterbox: The Internet Is Spreading Gossip About a New Matrix Trilogy.
@3 FTW. The CEO of Image Comics saying that people should be buying more Image Comics isn't exactly profound.