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So I got invited to support a GoFundMe campaign to challenge Steve Cohen for his seat in Congress.

This dude genuinely is a good person. We've been friends for 40 years, were inseparable in and for a while after high school, and were roomies in our early 20's. He's got a heart of gold, and I love him like a brother, but he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, which largely accounts for his being a Republican, which is in and of itself enough reason for me to be completely unwilling to support him running against Cohen (for whom my best friend worked on the Hill).

This is the same guy who told me that he supported Trump because he wanted the government to be run like a business, and "government and business are both all about checks and balances"....

As in "checkbooks and balance sheets".

I shudder at the thought of more people in Congress who are that ignorant of basic civics.

This is great... Opinion Rhapsody

So I decided on a whim a few months ago to try building a bass guitar, just to keep myself occupied.

Turns out I'm WAY better at building them than I am at playing them.
AND, I have a friend that can really play to help me put them through their paces!

Built my first one from a kit.
For this second one, however, I did all myself, with the exception of the premade neck.
I'm not mad at it!

Bubinga veneer on solid black walnut body, dyed maple neck.
Series Humbucker / Single Coil / Parallel Humbucker coil splitting, with phase switches for each pup.
3-band active/passive preamp.

Peach is the new orange

Early phase redaction draft summary released.

Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings (Angus Dei), sung by one man.

A cool dude and his 18-string bass (triple-course 6-string)...

A most unusual instrument...

Just got my copy of Proof of Collusion!

Wonder how awkward it's going to be trying to strike a balance between reading up on all the crazy shit going on (following DU) and reading up on all the crazy shit that's gone on!

NY 22nd voting report

So turnout here seems to be fairly low. I voted at 12:30 EST, 6.5 hours into voting, and was voter #207. That said, this is my first election living here, so I can't speak to how this year compares to previous years. It's a rural, working class area, so I wouldn't be surprised if turnout is usually highest after work hours.

I'm in a pretty red part of the state, but Claudia Tenney was only leading Anthony Brindisi by one point in the most recent NY Times poll (+- 4.7%). I'm cautiously optimistic.

There was pretty much no line, paper ballots, and the process was efficient.
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