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bloom

(11,635 posts)
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:17 PM Jul 2014

RainDog is dead

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I knew her a little bit in real life - I met her on DU.

A good friend of hers posted about it on Facebook this morning. I messaged the friend and she said that 'RainDog' died yesterday.

She had posted about being in pain, and being depressed in recent weeks.

She was quite a lover of books and music.

This is from a blog that she contributed to:

http://electronpencil.com/2014/07/24/hot-air-110/


her Facebook book page:

https://www.facebook.com/BookSavoury

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RainDog is dead (Original Post) bloom Jul 2014 OP
That's very sad...thoughts for her family and friends... joeybee12 Jul 2014 #1
oh no. she was one of my favorites. La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2014 #2
Mine too. mimi85 Jul 2014 #198
RIP, Raindog. Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2014 #3
RIP, RainDog. bigwillq Jul 2014 #4
May she rest in peace. hrmjustin Jul 2014 #5
This is very sad news. a kennedy Jul 2014 #6
Oh, no! Sissyk Jul 2014 #7
I'm very sorry to hear about this. DisgustipatedinCA Jul 2014 #8
May she rest in peace. William769 Jul 2014 #9
She was a wonderful, wonderful person enigmatic Jul 2014 #10
RIP Raindog. bemildred Jul 2014 #11
Damn. Her voice will be missed here... petronius Jul 2014 #12
Oh no! This is very sad news. myrna minx Jul 2014 #13
She was certainly the only DUer named after a TW album. But what a great record it is. nomorenomore08 Jul 2014 #205
That is sad news, I'm so sorry! sabrina 1 Jul 2014 #14
May she rest in peace. sheshe2 Jul 2014 #15
RIP RainDog. IronGate Jul 2014 #16
Aw man...that is so sad!~ cyberswede Jul 2014 #17
RainDog!!! Iggo Jul 2014 #18
So sad. Condolences to her family and loved ones. closeupready Jul 2014 #19
check her journal Kali Jul 2014 #108
RIP, RainDog. alsame Jul 2014 #20
That is sad. Comrade Grumpy Jul 2014 #21
My condolences DoBotherMe Jul 2014 #22
RIP Trillo Jul 2014 #23
Sad news Aerows Jul 2014 #24
Some people don't mesh well with this hard, ugly world -- Hell Hath No Fury Jul 2014 #25
My condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace. Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2014 #26
I'm so sorry to hear that. nt raccoon Jul 2014 #27
Very sorry to hear think Jul 2014 #28
Very sad news... Tikki Jul 2014 #29
Oh no! Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #30
last post Sat Jul 19, 2014, 10:50 PM RainDog (28,784 posts) Ichingcarpenter Jul 2014 #31
Her journal shows a posting Tuesday, July 22 re No Vested Interest Jul 2014 #51
((RainDog)) blm Jul 2014 #32
I am floored. salin Jul 2014 #78
She was one of us. blm Jul 2014 #93
Best legalization advocate I knew here. joshcryer Jul 2014 #183
Didn't knew her, but my she find eternal peace mylye2222 Jul 2014 #131
. hunter Jul 2014 #33
k&r& :( uppityperson Jul 2014 #34
Awww, no. Zorra Jul 2014 #35
RIP for a great DUer. nt msanthrope Jul 2014 #36
oh no!! PeaceNikki Jul 2014 #37
RIP RainDog. bluesbassman Jul 2014 #38
So sad! herding cats Jul 2014 #39
A post of hers from a month ago "Here's How to Change the World" bloom Jul 2014 #40
Liked that post so well that I recced it. JimDandy Jul 2014 #66
Good thoughts she had there...thanks for posting that. KoKo Jul 2014 #122
thanks, that's a great post and I had not seen it... ms liberty Jul 2014 #157
I had missed that post---so very thoughtful and thought-provoking.. hlthe2b Jul 2014 #160
Thanks for... ReRe Jul 2014 #209
RIP RainDog G_j Jul 2014 #41
This is such terrible news... Bluenorthwest Jul 2014 #42
RIP, RainDog redqueen Jul 2014 #43
:((((((((((((( LittleBlue Jul 2014 #44
RIP RainDog A Little Weird Jul 2014 #45
Very sad. My condolences to her family and friends. LoisB Jul 2014 #46
RainDog = Dedication tridim Jul 2014 #47
(((((((RainDog))))))) WillyT Jul 2014 #48
I don't mean to pry, but what was her cause of death? closeupready Jul 2014 #49
There is no obituary - that I can find - yet n/t bloom Jul 2014 #61
As the survivor of someone who died unexpectedly, this is not a good question to ask REP Jul 2014 #116
That's fine. closeupready Jul 2014 #121
I can appreciate the sensitivity. It is still hard for me to speak of my parents' deaths.. hlthe2b Jul 2014 #162
I'm sure it's not meant with ill intent REP Jul 2014 #164
I don't know how to say this gently, but it's not your charge to be MADem Jul 2014 #191
I think you overreacted because of your personal situation thesquanderer Jul 2014 #215
This message was self-deleted by its author JanMichael Jul 2014 #172
So far, all the obit says is that she died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending... bloom Jul 2014 #230
Apparently there will be some sort of service in September, maybe in her state of origin..? nt MADem Jul 2014 #236
Yes - there is to be a service in September. bloom Aug 2014 #239
So sad Harmony Blue Jul 2014 #50
RIP RainDog. n/t Mugu Jul 2014 #52
Wow Bobbie Jo Jul 2014 #53
Very sad news. City Lights Jul 2014 #54
may Peace be with her friends and family. nt xchrom Jul 2014 #55
Damn, the DU memorial page is getting too crowded. progressoid Jul 2014 #56
I'm sad to here this. Renew Deal Jul 2014 #57
How very sad - KT2000 Jul 2014 #58
So very sorry to hear it. May she rest in peace. n/t Bossy Monkey Jul 2014 #59
Very sad to hear this. boston bean Jul 2014 #60
Terrible blackspade Jul 2014 #62
Very sorry to hear this underpants Jul 2014 #63
Sad news... RIP, RainDog. The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2014 #64
Wow! Rest in peace RainDog. Throd Jul 2014 #65
She led me to DU. She posted the Top 10 Conservative Idiots riderinthestorm Jul 2014 #67
Oh No! Raine1967 Jul 2014 #68
That's very sad - she was a good person and DUer muriel_volestrangler Jul 2014 #69
My wish for Raindog and her loved ones is simply peace. Laurian Jul 2014 #70
An already bad day made worse. Half-Century Man Jul 2014 #71
Wish I'd gotten to meet her. randome Jul 2014 #72
So sorry to hear this. Louisiana1976 Jul 2014 #73
RIP, dear Raindog. LiberalLoner Jul 2014 #74
Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Arugula Latte Jul 2014 #75
So very sad. RiffRandell Jul 2014 #76
Logging in to express my surprise and sadness. Le Taz Hot Jul 2014 #77
:( shenmue Jul 2014 #79
RIP RainDog Starry Messenger Jul 2014 #80
RIP Tetris_Iguana Jul 2014 #81
I'm very sorry to hear this. hamsterjill Jul 2014 #82
. stonecutter357 Jul 2014 #83
Very sad - Rest in Peace RainDog RockaFowler Jul 2014 #84
Happy Trails to RainDog... Mike Nelson Jul 2014 #85
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this... one_voice Jul 2014 #86
I'm so very sorry to hear that. Liberal Veteran Jul 2014 #87
RIP RainDog Unknown Beatle Jul 2014 #88
Make sure to contact the admins rocktivity Jul 2014 #89
:'( Duppers Jul 2014 #90
terribly sad new. RIP RainDog tishaLA Jul 2014 #91
How very sad. RIP RainDog nt UtahLib Jul 2014 #92
That is awful. I am so sorry. LeftishBrit Jul 2014 #94
Thoughts for her family in their loss get the red out Jul 2014 #95
Aw man. Dr. Strange Jul 2014 #96
Oh, no. So sorry to heawr that. Skidmore Jul 2014 #97
RIP d_b Jul 2014 #98
Damnit. nt Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #99
Peace and comfort to all that loved her TheKentuckian Jul 2014 #100
OMG Kali Jul 2014 #101
Wow. RIP, Raindog. Gormy Cuss Jul 2014 #102
I am so sorry to hear that. greatauntoftriplets Jul 2014 #103
rest in peace gejohnston Jul 2014 #104
I am so sad. bravenak Jul 2014 #105
RIP Raindog CreekDog Jul 2014 #106
So sorry to hear that. She was one of my favorites. Kaleva Jul 2014 #107
:( So sad. nt laundry_queen Jul 2014 #109
Rest in Beautiful Peace, Dear Raindog Tsiyu Jul 2014 #110
Rest in peace, Raindog me b zola Jul 2014 #111
Loved RainDog Oilwellian Jul 2014 #112
So very sad to hear this. :^( GreenPartyVoter Jul 2014 #113
so sad Condolences to all lunasun Jul 2014 #114
RIP, Raindog. pnwmom Jul 2014 #115
. Squinch Jul 2014 #117
Go in a good way, Raindog roguevalley Jul 2014 #118
I am so sorry to read this Peacetrain Jul 2014 #119
Be at peace, RainDog. sinkingfeeling Jul 2014 #120
All Things Must Pass Hissyspit Jul 2014 #123
So sad... RIP Raindog MoonRiver Jul 2014 #124
Aw damn. So sorry to hear this. calimary Jul 2014 #125
godspeed, Raindog... magical thyme Jul 2014 #126
Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. MerryBlooms Jul 2014 #127
Peace out... randys1 Jul 2014 #128
:o( Solly Mack Jul 2014 #129
Go in light, sister RainDog. appal_jack Jul 2014 #130
". . .and I'll meet you further on up the road. . ." one day. . . DinahMoeHum Jul 2014 #132
Very sad news. H2O Man Jul 2014 #133
We have lost too damn many DU voices... villager Jul 2014 #134
My thoughts are with her family... Agschmid Jul 2014 #135
that is sad. i am sorry to hear this. nt seabeyond Jul 2014 #136
Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marrah_G Jul 2014 #137
RIP RainDog geardaddy Jul 2014 #138
So sad Worried senior Jul 2014 #139
Oh no! Ruby the Liberal Jul 2014 #140
One of the good DUers. Cross gently, RainDog... Cooley Hurd Jul 2014 #141
... 2naSalit Jul 2014 #142
RIP RainDog :-( Ghost in the Machine Jul 2014 #143
A good person and a great DUer. pintobean Jul 2014 #144
May this smile still be with her, somehow: freshwest Jul 2014 #145
oh no... Ohio Joe Jul 2014 #146
That's terrible news. RIP Raindog n/t Violet_Crumble Jul 2014 #147
That's saddening. westerebus Jul 2014 #148
.... DeSwiss Jul 2014 #149
So sorry... CanSocDem Jul 2014 #150
May she rest in peace Gothmog Jul 2014 #151
Oh no LadyHawkAZ Jul 2014 #152
Rest in peace RainDog. My sympathy to her family and all who knew her. livetohike Jul 2014 #153
Oh, no. So sorry to hear this. peacefreak Jul 2014 #154
I can't believe we'll never see another post from RainDog, after all these years... scarletwoman Jul 2014 #155
I am in denial salin Jul 2014 #173
"And just be profoundly sad." Yes, indeed yes. scarletwoman Jul 2014 #177
I am really struggling with this as well tonight Ruby the Liberal Jul 2014 #176
I know, she was here with us just a few days ago, and now she'll never be here again. scarletwoman Jul 2014 #180
You have no idea how much I hope you are right about that Ruby the Liberal Jul 2014 #181
Well, I'm a half-assed Buddhist, so I don't believe that the death of our physical bodies is the end scarletwoman Jul 2014 #188
Indeed - and I have comfort in that! Ruby the Liberal Jul 2014 #189
RIP!!! gopiscrap Jul 2014 #156
... defacto7 Jul 2014 #158
She was a hell of a fighter against The War on Some Drugs. eridani Jul 2014 #159
I Wish You Well RainDog - Rest Gently cantbeserious Jul 2014 #161
Rest in peace my friend. In_The_Wind Jul 2014 #163
Oh wow Capt. Obvious Jul 2014 #165
Mahalo bloom for letting us know.. Cha Jul 2014 #166
This is very hard to take malaise Jul 2014 #167
This is so damn sad. Triana Jul 2014 #168
One of my favorites here. RIP Ed Suspicious Jul 2014 #169
oh no. ..... spanone Jul 2014 #170
So sad for her friends and family and all of us here. RIP RainDog. mountain grammy Jul 2014 #171
Peace to her dreamnightwind Jul 2014 #174
RIP RainDog Liberal_in_LA Jul 2014 #175
RIP to a wonderful soul. SalmonChantedEvening Jul 2014 #178
sad sad news countryjake Jul 2014 #179
OMG, :( joshcryer Jul 2014 #182
This is so sad kdmorris Jul 2014 #184
Oh damn. I will really miss her voice here. Peaceful transition to her. nt Mojorabbit Jul 2014 #185
My thoughts go out to her family and friends LostOne4Ever Jul 2014 #186
DU will never be the same. Octafish Jul 2014 #187
Sad through and through. May she find peace. nolabear Jul 2014 #190
Rest in Peace, RainDog... Ilsa Jul 2014 #192
Very sad, condolences to her family and friends. slipslidingaway Jul 2014 #193
... cry baby Jul 2014 #194
Peace to Raindog, and her family and friends. denbot Jul 2014 #195
This is so sad. May she rest in peace octoberlib Jul 2014 #196
. icymist Jul 2014 #197
So very sad. RIP, RainDog. flvegan Jul 2014 #199
May she have peace. nclib Jul 2014 #200
RIP RainDog. PowerToThePeople Jul 2014 #201
No words. MannyGoldstein Jul 2014 #202
Very sad news but thank you for sharing aikoaiko Jul 2014 #203
Condolences to her family and friends. greatlaurel Jul 2014 #204
I am sorry to hear this.....I will miss her PDJane Jul 2014 #206
Shit. Warren DeMontague Jul 2014 #207
I enjoyed looking at the sheet music on her book store page lovemydog Jul 2014 #208
R.I.P. RainDog ellisonz Jul 2014 #210
Rest in peace, Dear Raindog ReRe Jul 2014 #211
Vaya con Dios, RainDog. Buns_of_Fire Jul 2014 #212
RIP RainDog U4ikLefty Jul 2014 #213
RIP Raindog steve2470 Jul 2014 #214
RIP, Raindog. CrispyQ Jul 2014 #216
This is a very sad loss of a gentle caring soul. RIP Raindog. Tom Rinaldo Jul 2014 #217
.... BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2014 #218
I dont think I ever ran into her on DU jamzrockz Jul 2014 #219
From one progressive pup to another JoDog Jul 2014 #220
Sad sad news. maddezmom Jul 2014 #221
Oh no! Skinner Jul 2014 #222
rip, raindog noiretextatique Jul 2014 #223
Oh no! Phentex Jul 2014 #224
Why we are/were the Democratic UNDERGROUND... ewagner Jul 2014 #225
yes bloom Jul 2014 #231
May she rest in peace. NewJeffCT Jul 2014 #226
rip animato Jul 2014 #227
I am so sad to hear this. I liked RainDog a lot. May she rest in peace. (eom) StevieM Jul 2014 #228
What sad, sad news. demmiblue Jul 2014 #229
There are a few more details on what happened sketchy Jul 2014 #232
Thanks for the link, sketchy. Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #233
You're very welcome. I revisited that page today sketchy Jul 2014 #237
I will miss you here ((((((RainDog)))))) MrMickeysMom Jul 2014 #234
I am very sad to hear this. n/t FourScore Jul 2014 #235
RIP RagAss Jul 2014 #238
 

DisgustipatedinCA

(12,530 posts)
8. I'm very sorry to hear about this.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM
Jul 2014

I always appreciated her posts, and I wish her loved ones comfort. You'll be missed, RainDog.

enigmatic

(15,021 posts)
10. She was a wonderful, wonderful person
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM
Jul 2014

A well needed voice of reason here on a number of subjects.

Safe Passage, Rain Dog.

nomorenomore08

(13,324 posts)
205. She was certainly the only DUer named after a TW album. But what a great record it is.
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:19 AM
Jul 2014

R.I.P RainDog. This is really shocking news, though admittedly I didn't know her very well.

 

closeupready

(29,503 posts)
19. So sad. Condolences to her family and loved ones.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:26 PM
Jul 2014

Separately, can someone post some of her "greatest hits"/best posts? TIA.

 

Hell Hath No Fury

(16,327 posts)
25. Some people don't mesh well with this hard, ugly world --
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:30 PM
Jul 2014
I think she was one. Hope you are at peace finally.

Ichingcarpenter

(36,988 posts)
31. last post Sat Jul 19, 2014, 10:50 PM RainDog (28,784 posts)
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:33 PM
Jul 2014

This is the only response to this week that I can share

Just this. - with none of the fancy guitar pyrotechnics, the walls of guitars, without the show. Just this simple dirge carried by a rhetorically profound irony ... With every mistake we must surely be learning. Surely. Gently weep.





http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017203676

rip

No Vested Interest

(5,150 posts)
51. Her journal shows a posting Tuesday, July 22 re
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:55 PM
Jul 2014

James Garner's death.
Sorry to know of her passing.
Sympathy to those who knew her and cared for her.

blm

(112,759 posts)
32. ((RainDog))
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:34 PM
Jul 2014

Last edited Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:44 PM - Edit history (1)

My buddy, my compatriot.

Peace to all who loved her.

salin

(48,954 posts)
78. I am floored.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:24 PM
Jul 2014

((raindog))

We met after my Mother and I passed out news articles, (mainstream ala nyt) about concerns in the lead up to the war in Iraq, at the local farmer's market.

Later that day she posted about someone handing out news articles at her local farmer's market.

We met for coffee later that week.

I always counted on wise, passionate, yet tempered words when she weighed in on topics.

What a deep loss for our communities (DU and local.)

joshcryer

(62,259 posts)
183. Best legalization advocate I knew here.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:18 PM
Jul 2014

Very kind, very practical, very true. She helped motivate me to work on Colorado's legalization efforts. Quite literally (there are hundreds of posts of us discussing it).

This is an incredible loss, I am in total shock.

 

mylye2222

(2,992 posts)
131. Didn't knew her, but my she find eternal peace
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:02 PM
Jul 2014

My though are with you, and her family. blm.....

herding cats

(19,516 posts)
39. So sad!
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:38 PM
Jul 2014

I enjoyed reading her and sought out her posts. I'm going to miss her here.

I hope she's found peace.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
122. Good thoughts she had there...thanks for posting that.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:50 PM
Jul 2014
for "Raindog"....here on DU since 2002. Those who've been here with her all these years remember her fondly. She won't be forgotten.

ms liberty

(8,375 posts)
157. thanks, that's a great post and I had not seen it...
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:19 PM
Jul 2014

I always enjoyed RainDog's posts. I will miss her.

hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
160. I had missed that post---so very thoughtful and thought-provoking..
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:31 PM
Jul 2014

I am so saddened to hear we lost RainDog. I can only hope that she is at peace and spared of suffering that I believe had plagued her over the years.

RIP, dear RainDog

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
209. Thanks for...
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:48 AM
Jul 2014

... linking to her OP. I just read the whole thread and it was amazing. What a brilliant mind.

 

closeupready

(29,503 posts)
49. I don't mean to pry, but what was her cause of death?
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:53 PM
Jul 2014

Is there any obituary, or perhaps did she ever put down an epitaph? I didn't know much about her, but I'm curious to know how she passed.

REP

(21,691 posts)
116. As the survivor of someone who died unexpectedly, this is not a good question to ask
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:40 PM
Jul 2014

If you knew her well enough to ask, you'd know the cause of the death or would have been told.

I am very tired of Nosey Parkers demanding to know the cause if my mother's death. If only they had showed that much interest in her while she was living, but no, I'm not going to feed their need for gossip. Cause of death was Nunya Business.

hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
162. I can appreciate the sensitivity. It is still hard for me to speak of my parents' deaths..
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:34 PM
Jul 2014

But, I do not believe those who ask mean any harm.

Death, especially sudden, unexpected death is just so hard to fathom sometimes. I guess that the questions are only natural, if painful for those closest to the loss.

to all who experience (and share) that pain.

REP

(21,691 posts)
164. I'm sure it's not meant with ill intent
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:42 PM
Jul 2014

But to ask the family and those close to the deceased what the manner of death was - especially so soon after - is so unimportant; the manner of life is what matters.

Those who were closest to the deceased know or were told; everyone else's curiosity can wait.

My mother died May 21 and I am getting emails from people who barely knew her wanting to know "how." I cannot imagine asking someone in mourning that was not a close relation or friend that question. I'd rather err on the side of not asking if it spares Raindog's family and friends the same feelings and pain. They have other things to do than satisfy the curiosity of strangers.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
191. I don't know how to say this gently, but it's not your charge to be
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:50 PM
Jul 2014

the gatekeeper for anyone save your own family. That's not to say that your POV isn't understood. But people do wonder and it's wrong to assume they have "bad motives" for so doing. Unless RainDog was a family member, you shouldn't be finger wagging at those of us who wonder why this happened.

A lot of us knew this poster because she was such a strong advocate for legalization. It's only natural to wonder if that battle and her battles converged.

If that is the case, that doesn't detract or denigrate in any way. It merely increases the empathy quotient.

thesquanderer

(11,894 posts)
215. I think you overreacted because of your personal situation
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:28 AM
Jul 2014

Closeupready asked if there was a public obit or epitaph that anyone knew of. Understanding people's natural curiosity, asking if such info had been made public actually demonstrated sensitivity, IMO.

Response to REP (Reply #116)

MADem

(135,425 posts)
236. Apparently there will be some sort of service in September, maybe in her state of origin..? nt
Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:24 PM
Jul 2014

bloom

(11,635 posts)
239. Yes - there is to be a service in September.
Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:41 PM
Aug 2014

I expect it will be in Indiana - but I don't know. I think she was born in Tennessee.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
67. She led me to DU. She posted the Top 10 Conservative Idiots
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:09 PM
Jul 2014

I was hooked.

I will miss her here... she was a great poster.

RIP



Raine1967

(11,588 posts)
68. Oh No!
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:10 PM
Jul 2014
She was just posting here the other day!

This makes me so sad. I enjoyed her posted and intelligence. RIP RainDog. I can't believe this.

Laurian

(2,593 posts)
70. My wish for Raindog and her loved ones is simply peace.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:11 PM
Jul 2014

I have enjoyed her wisdom for many years and will miss her greatly.

 

Arugula Latte

(50,566 posts)
75. Oh, no. I'm so sorry.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:16 PM
Jul 2014

She was here on DU a very long time and it will be very strange to not see her name on any more threads.

Here's to you, RainDog. You will be missed.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
77. Logging in to express my surprise and sadness.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:22 PM
Jul 2014

I was corresponding with her about 6 weeks ago and she was laying out all kinds of plans and getting ready to tackle new challenges.

Go with the goddess, dear Lady.

LTH

one_voice

(20,043 posts)
86. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this...
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:34 PM
Jul 2014

I liked her very much. I always enjoyed reading her comments. She was an asset to DU. I will miss her.

Peace and strength to her family.

Gormy Cuss

(30,884 posts)
102. Wow. RIP, Raindog.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:06 PM
Jul 2014

She always was passionate and unwavering in her beliefs. I had deep respect for her.

CreekDog

(46,192 posts)
106. RIP Raindog
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:09 PM
Jul 2014

Interesting person, good poster here.

Sorry to hear this news. Way back when, we'd chat on FB quite a bit.

Thinking of her and her family and wishing them all well.

Kaleva

(36,027 posts)
107. So sorry to hear that. She was one of my favorites.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:09 PM
Jul 2014

Condolences to her family and friends. She'll be missed.

Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)
110. Rest in Beautiful Peace, Dear Raindog
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:14 PM
Jul 2014


This just cut me to the bone.

She was one of my favorite DUers.

As some of you know, been having a tough time myself and can't be here very much until things get resolved. I know the deep feelings of worthlessness our society heaps on those of us who aren't wealthy or physically perfect.

It kills me that Raindog is gone because of politics and social attitudes that degrade the soul, dehumanize the human, undervalue and undercompensate those who work so, so hard.

Be kind to those you know who are poor and struggling. Send them a few bucks. Get off your high horse and realize they probably work their asses off and your snubbing and judgmental attitudes about their position in life are SOUL-KILLING.

There are many on DU who aren't insufferable snobs, many who will help a fellow person in need, but those of you who are insufferable snobs know who you are. Help somebody else you know who is suffering as Rain Dog suffered. That's what she would want from you right now.




I loved you, RE Paris.

May you find the peace and acceptance you sought but never found in this corrupt, greedy world


to all who knew and loved her.


 

appal_jack

(3,813 posts)
130. Go in light, sister RainDog.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:59 PM
Jul 2014

I never met RainDog in-person, but her presence in a thread here at DU was a sure sign that it was worth reading. I knew her as a calm, reasoned, compassionate, and reliably progressive presence here.

She will be missed. Condolences to all her family and close friends.

Go in light, sister RainDog.

-app

H2O Man

(73,029 posts)
133. Very sad news.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:10 PM
Jul 2014

Thanks for letting us know.

While I didn't know her as well as I do a few DUers, I always enjoyed and respected her contributions here.

Ruby the Liberal

(26,211 posts)
140. Oh no!
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:32 PM
Jul 2014

One of my closest buddies on here. RIP dear sister, cross gently. I will miss you more than words can say - and we will keep up the good fight in your name.



Ghost in the Machine

(14,912 posts)
143. RIP RainDog :-(
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:57 PM
Jul 2014

Condolences to her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

She was one of the few here who liked me, lol... we shared a common passion for getting cannabis legalized. She will be missed here... I feel a big void right now.


Peace,

Ghost

 

pintobean

(18,101 posts)
144. A good person and a great DUer.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:59 PM
Jul 2014

I was just recently getting to know her a little better.

RIP RainDog.

peacefreak

(2,939 posts)
154. Oh, no. So sorry to hear this.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:48 PM
Jul 2014

She was one of the good ones. Lay in a peaceful field & sleep with the angels, dear one.

salin

(48,954 posts)
173. I am in denial
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:32 PM
Jul 2014

I keep hoping that it was a mistake and she will show up on the thread.

But I know better.

And I know that she has such a compassionate soul that she would never prank like that. Makes me have to deny my denial. And just be profoundly sad.

I am wishing the strength to her children.

scarletwoman

(31,893 posts)
177. "And just be profoundly sad." Yes, indeed yes.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:46 PM
Jul 2014

My deepest sympathies for her family, whose loss is so much greater. I can't help but think that however hard it is for us to lose her, how much harder it must be for them.

scarletwoman

(31,893 posts)
180. I know, she was here with us just a few days ago, and now she'll never be here again.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:06 PM
Jul 2014

I've been in tears on and off ever since I saw this news.

I've lost two partners to sudden death, 12 years apart - said good-bye to them in the morning, and before the day was done they were gone. It's just awful, there's no way around the pain of it.

I'm sure a good soul like Raindog IS at peace on the other side.

scarletwoman

(31,893 posts)
188. Well, I'm a half-assed Buddhist, so I don't believe that the death of our physical bodies is the end
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:36 PM
Jul 2014

of everything. Our consciousness moves on to other places in the multiverse. It's just my belief, of course, so I can't offer any proof that I'm "right". (But I'm quite sure about it. )

Ruby the Liberal

(26,211 posts)
189. Indeed - and I have comfort in that!
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:41 PM
Jul 2014

But I selfishly miss her and the peaceful wisdom she brought to the most ornery discussions in the here and now.

malaise

(266,748 posts)
167. This is very hard to take
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:50 PM
Jul 2014

We've been posting on the same threads for the past month.
Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. I'll miss her.

Octafish

(55,745 posts)
187. DU will never be the same.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:33 PM
Jul 2014

RainDog cared for a long time about DU, DUers and what DU is about. And she was on to the War Party and all its traitors and toadies.

The world will never be the same. There are never enough good people.

nolabear

(41,825 posts)
190. Sad through and through. May she find peace.
Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:48 PM
Jul 2014

I don't know what to say. Words just plain fail sometimes.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
207. Shit.
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:27 AM
Jul 2014

She was a friend of mine.

I hadn't heard from her in a few weeks, assumed she was busy with a new gig she had talked about.

Rest in peace, R.




lovemydog

(11,833 posts)
208. I enjoyed looking at the sheet music on her book store page
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:36 AM
Jul 2014

Thank you for posting it bloom.

Rest in peace RainDog, dear soul.

steve2470

(37,454 posts)
214. RIP Raindog
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 06:11 AM
Jul 2014

I remember her as a fierce advocate for legalization. This is how I remember her. Hopefully Florida will legalize MMJ and be a credit to her advocacy work. All the best to her family and friends.

Tom Rinaldo

(22,909 posts)
217. This is a very sad loss of a gentle caring soul. RIP Raindog.
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:50 AM
Jul 2014

She touched and changed the lives of many thousands for the better.

ewagner

(18,964 posts)
225. Why we are/were the Democratic UNDERGROUND...
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:25 AM
Jul 2014

I guess, compared to Raindog, I'm a late joiner..I came to DU in 2003...I had been working 12-14 hour days as a Manufacturer's rep prior to do that and traveled in areas where the only radio reception I could get was right-wing nuttery of Limbaugh (who was the "darling" of the airwaves in those days)...

I felt the outrage of the 2000 election. I gasped with fear over the reaction to 9/11/01 and knew that the world would change...and yet, I was too busy with my life to "get involved"..

I left the job in 03 just before the invasion of Iraq...and when that happened I had to find an outlet for my outrage...I was surrounded by Bush sympathizers and good, loyal "patriots" who bought Bush and Cheney's lies without question and I felt alone and isolated.

Anybody who questioned Bush's motives was branded...either as unpatriotic or a muslin sympathizer or communist or worse...It was only when I found DU that I found that I wasn't alone...

I once worked for a Republican office-holder who said that in his part of the state, Democrats must "travel by night and live off the land". That's how it was for any Democrat in 01-02 and 03....we were despised by many

To have an "underground" where we could band together, find and share ways to fight the lies and hatred being generated by the right wing was a god-send to me and, I suppose to many like Raindog...

Newer folks won't understand that blogging wasn't as prevalent in those times as it is today...to communicate via the internet was new and exciting...radical...and UNDERGROUND!

I appreciate DU for what it gave me and my friends in those times.

bloom

(11,635 posts)
231. yes
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:34 PM
Jul 2014

I was connected to DU quite a bit back in the days of Bush. It was nice to have an online progressive community to be a connected with. I learned a lot from folks here.

I have gotten away from it in recent years. I still check in from time to time, but not nearly as much.

RainDog and I both love(d) jazz. I would see her sometimes at the local jazz dive.

sketchy

(458 posts)
237. You're very welcome. I revisited that page today
Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:20 PM
Jul 2014

and found that a lot had been added to it, so it's hard to find the place I was referring to. Here's what it says:

"According to her son, Eric, she began having trouble breathing at home Wednesday morning. She managed to call for an ambulance but by the time it arrived, it was pretty much too late. No details yet on why she had trouble breathing, although she’d been physically ill for a while, thanks in large part to being too broke to afford health insurance premiums."


They have also posted a more recent photo of her, and a link to her obituary.

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
234. I will miss you here ((((((RainDog))))))
Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:14 PM
Jul 2014

Just, Damn It…

My guitar gently weeps, but I suppose the next time I hear that song, I will be reminded inside those chords … you live forever.

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