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Re: Write In Candidate

who is your running mate?


Eric Dymond wrote:

>OK well if you still haven't decided who to vote for on Novemebr 2nd I am asking you to write me in as your candidate for president.
>I know, I am not a US citizen, I am fairly ignorant of both foreign and domestic policy.
>I have no idea regarding health care funding or running a large organization.
>But I would really like to appear in the election results.
>Sure I am OK on arts funding, in fact I will use most of the US budget to buy and promote the arts in all fields.
>I think that gives me an edge on the other candidates considering the current demographic.
>So on November 2nd, use the write in feature on the ballot and elect me, Eric Dymond, president of the United States.
>Thanks for your support,
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Two Great pieces

Something is Wrong with the Republican Party

By Garrison Keillor
August 26, 2004
Something has gone seriously haywire with the Republican Party. Once,
it was the party of pragmatic Main Street businessmen in steel-rimmed
spectacles who decried profligacy and waste, were devoted to their
communities and supported the sort of prosperity that raises all
ships. They were good-hearted people who vanquished the gnarlier
elements of their party, the paranoid Roosevelt-haters, the flat
Earthers and Prohibitionists, the antipapist antiforeigner element.
The genial Eisenhower was their man, a genuine American hero of
D-Day, who made it OK for reasonable people to vote Republican. He
brought the Korean War to a stalemate, produced the Interstate Highway
System, declined to rescue the French colonial army in Vietnam, and
gave us a period of peace and prosperity, in which (oddly) American
arts and letters flourished and higher education burgeoned and there
was a degree of plain decency in the country.

Fifties Republicans were giants compared to today's. Richard Nixon was
the last Republican leader to feel a Christian obligation toward the poor.

In the years between Nixon and Newt Gingrich, the party migrated
southward down the Twisting Trail of Rhetoric and sneered at the idea
of public service and became the Scourge of Liberalism, the Great
Crusade Against the Sixties, the Death Star of Government, a gang of
pirates that diverted and fascinated the media by their sheer
chutzpah, such as the misty-eyed flag-waving of Ronald Reagan who,
while George McGovern flew bombers in World War II, took a pass and
made training films in Long Beach. The Nixon moderate vanished like
the passenger pigeon, purged by a legion of angry white men who rose
to power on pure punk politics. "Bipartisanship is another term of
date rape," says Grover Norquist, the Sid Vicious of the GOP. "I don't
want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size
where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."
The boy has Oedipal problems and government is his daddy.

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of
hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based
economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of
convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking
midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts
in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks,
Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong's moonwalk
was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the
rest of us, Newt's evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a
dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of
secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured
body parts trying to walk.

Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we're deaf,
dumb and dangerous. Rich ironies abound! Lies pop up like toadstools in
the forest!

Wild swine crowd round the public trough! Outrageous gerrymandering! Pocket
lining on a massive scale! Paid lobbyists sit in committee rooms and
write legislation to alleviate the suffering of billionaires!

Hypocrisies shine like cat turds in the moonlight! O Mark Twain, where
art thou at this hour? Arise and behold the Gilded Age reincarnated
gaudier than ever, upholding great wealth as the sure sign of Divine Grace.

Here in 2004, George W. Bush is running for reelection on a platform
of tragedy: the single greatest failure of national defense in our
history, the attacks of 9/11 in which 19 men with box cutters put this
nation into a tailspin, a failure the details of which the White
House fought to keep secret even as it ran the country into hock up
to the hubcaps, thanks to generous tax cuts for the well-fixed, hoping
to lead us into a box canyon of debt that will render government
impotent, even as we engage in a war against a small country that was
undertaken for the president's personal satisfaction but sold to the
American public on the basis of brazen misinformation, a war whose
purpose is to distract us from an enormous transfer of wealth taking
place in this country, flowing upward, and the deception is working

The concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few is the
death knell of democracy. No republic in the history of humanity has
survived this.

The election of 2004 will say something about what happens to ours.
The omens are not good.

Our beloved land has been fogged with fear; fear, the greatest
political strategy ever. An ominous silence, distant sirens, a
drumbeat of whispered warnings and alarms to keep the public uneasy
and silence the opposition. And in a time of vague fear, you can
appoint bullet-brained judges, strip the bark off the Constitution,
eviscerate federal regulatory agencies, bring public education to a
standstill, stupefy the press, lavish gorgeous tax breaks on the rich.

There is a stink drifting through this election year. It isn't the
Florida recount or the Supreme Court decision. No, it's 9/11 that we
keep coming back to. It wasn't the "end of innocence," or a turning
point in our history, or a cosmic occurrence, it was an event, a lapse
of security. And patriotism shouldn't prevent people from asking hard
questions of the man who was purportedly in charge of national
security at the time.

Whenever I think of those New Yorkers hurrying along Park Place or
getting off the No.1 Broadway local, hustling toward their office on
the 90th floor, the morning paper under their arms, I think of that
non-reader George W. Bush and how he hopes to exploit those people
with a little economic uptick, maybe the capture of Osama, cruise to
victory in November and proceed to get some serious nation-changing
done in his second term.

This year, as in the past, Republicans will portray us Democrats as
embittered academics, desiccated Unitarians, whacked-out hippies and
communards, people who talk to telephone poles, the party of the
Deadheads. They will wave enormous flags and wow over and over the
footage of firemen in the wreckage of the World Trade Center and
bodies being carried out and they will lie about their economic
policies with astonishing enthusiasm.

The Union is what needs defending this year. Government of Enron and
by Halliburton and for the Southern Baptists is not the same as what
Lincoln spoke of.

This gang of Pithecanthropus Republicaniihas humbugged us to death on
terrorism and tax cuts for the comfy and school prayer and flag
burning and claimed the right to know what books we read and to dump
their sewage upstream from the town and clear-cut the forests and gut
the IRS and mark up the constitution on behalf of intolerance and
promote the corporate takeover of the public airwaves and to hell with
anybody who opposes them.

This is a great country, and it wasn't made so by angry people. We
have a sacred duty to bequeath it to our grandchildren in better shape
than however we found it. We have a long way to go and we're not
getting any younger. Dante said that the hottest place in Hell is
reserved for those who in time of crisis remain neutral, so I have
spoken my piece, and thank you, dear reader. It's a beautiful world,
rain or shine, and there is more to life than winning.

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Re: XP service pack 2

> checking firefox out now. oddly, they appear identical accept for the
> icons. firefox's "full screen" doesn't appear to be at all
> full-screen, ends up the same as when you uncheck safari's bookmark
> and status bars. it's still evident your in a browser. but the web
> is full of pranksters and paranoids. makes for annoying browser
> features.
> safari seems to run a little more smoothly/faster. for masking web
> stuff fully clearing the cache is important, and i like having the
> quick-key combo, instead of using the mouse to get through a few clicks.
> can anybody (on osX) find any other big differences? the fact it runs
> on Linux seems cool, but those folks aren't going to have safari to
> compare.
I actually think that there are alot of extensions that you can DL
through Fire fox,... that will enable various key commands, and allow
you to customize the key commands. What ones are you specifically
talking about?
just curious.
I am just happy that while i am on my PC, i can have a browser with tab
browsing. It makes life SO much better. A friend of mine keep saying
that the new Windows LONGHORN will come out with their new web browser,
and it will have tab browsing, and they will act as if they have
revolutionized the world with it.
There are just sooo many other features/extensions that i have DL'd
through FIREFOX that are really nice. Weather extension..... GMAIL
extension (lets you know when you have gmail)....... and most
importantly,. the web developer tool bar!!
that helps out soooo much!

Oh,.. and thank you for the Mac pitch,... I have been using Macs
forever, and I service Mac's around the city. I am really familiar with
how amazing they are,.. and the current prices. I am always drooling at
I just havent been able to come into the $$$ to put down on what i want.
thank you.

>> I would love to have a Mac.
> next time you decide to buy a new computer, you definitely can get one.
> if you're in the US, macs are cheaper. $1000 will get a new eMac that
> does far more, far faster than anyone needs, a PC with as much muscle
> will cost $3000, then add all the a la carte features, they need
> constant repairs. MhZ speed is actually a bogus comparison. iBooks
> are now about 1200 but usually go below 800 as the model version gets
> older. Never seen a comparable PC laptop, but the closest are about
> $3500. osX products open about any file you make on any OS. but
> there are also softwares that run Win on Macs.
> they come with a lot of the software you'll need to get started
> (picture viewer, a far better word processor than Word, email program,
> ... ) but if there's any other titles you like use professionally,
> they'll pay for themselves getting an osX version just in hours of
> downtime saved, since osX hardly ever needs re-booting.
> elsewhere, you can snoop around and order on-line. the hardest part
> is delivery.
> sorry if this sounds like a sales pitch, just trying to be helpful.
> both Apple (especially in the last few years, what happened?) and MS
> use a bunch of immoral practices, but like twhid said MS is using
> their monopoly against us.


Re: XP service pack 2

jeremy wrote:

> Browse Happy!
> Browse Happier!
> if you are on a pc,.. it sure makes life that much better.
> I would love to have a Mac. I have friends who are Mac users who use
> firefox instead of Safari.
> -me
> Plasma Studii - uospn