From a forwarded email about voting fraud in Austin: Yesterday a friend voted early at a polling location in Austin. She voted straight Democratic. When she did the final check, lo and behold every vote was for the Democratic candidates except that it showed she had voted for Bush/Cheney for president/vice pres. She immediately got a poll official. On her vote, it was corrected. She called the Travis County Democratic headquarters. They took all her information, and told her that she wasn’t the first to report a similar incident and that they are looking into it. So check before you leave the polling booth, andRead More →

To order Baudrillard’s Ecstasy of Communication for next semester, I went to Amazon to get the facts of publication and ISBN number. Amazon does not have a picture of the book’s cover. Unlike most cases where there is no picture of the book’s cover, there is not even a picture saying the picture itself is unavailable. Indeed, if you click on the blank space where a picture usually sits, you are taken to a blank page (not an error message, just a blank page). How Baudrillard is that?!!!!Read More →