The Two Tailed Dog Party posters are out

As we have been posting earlier the Two Tailed Dog Party collected over € 100,000 for a billboard campaign to counter the xenophobic hatred campaign of the government. The first 500 posters went up this morning and HVG.hu and 444.hu were kind enough to show the first pictures.

A Facebook vote decided the text to be placed on the two sides of the single billboard site in Felcsút, the birthplace of Prime Minister Orbán, where he maintains a house. Although the billboard is 1.7 km walking distance from the Orbán residence, it cannot be missed when driving from Budapest. Continue reading

Blame the Serbs

The government seems to have opened their box of tricks again. The “A decision was taken to close Hungarian-Serbian border.” headline as seen in our post yesterday, has disappeared from the government’s web page, to be replaced with the previous sub-heading: “The Minister of Interior has been instructed to prepare the closing of the Hungarian – Serbian border”. Which is definitely not the same.

According to NOL.hu the Serbian Ambassador, Rade Drobac has been told in the Foreign Ministry that the decision is not final yet and Hungary is still searching for a solution. Continue reading

Immigration + Fidesz = Disinformation

The government’s decision to build a 175 km fence along the Hungarian-Serbian border has been published at lightning speed in the Official Gazette. The government decree has three points.

  1. The government orders the preparation of the erection of a temporary fence. Deadline: 24 June 215
  2. Calls the Minister of National Economy to allocate funds for the measure above. Deadline: 1 August 2014
  3. Calls the Minister of Interior to draft legislation in order to take efficient steps against illegal immigration, taking into consideration the results of the National Consultation about Immigration and Terrorism. Deadline: 1 July 2015.

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Our favorite billboard

Soon a space center will be built here

A space center will be built here soon

The “Two Tailed Dog Party” suggests to install the billboard above in Felcsút, the birthplace of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. A few years ago a soccer stadium seating twice the population of the village has been built next to the Prime Minister’s house and a small gauge train is also planned.

From the billboard front: Thousands are donating, fund approaches €100,000,

The intensity of the Billboard War does not seem to be abating. The fronts are moving, back and forth with private donors, the United Nations High Commissioner’s Office, the police, Hungarian politicians and activists all participating.

The donation campaign of the  “Two Tailed Dog Party” and Thick-skin Blog is still going strong. We have never heard of any fundraiser coming even close to the number of donations and the amount collected so far. The plan of a campaign with alternative billboard texts seems to have touched a cord with those disgusted by the government campaign. Continue reading

European Parliament adopts Hungary resolution

Following up on the most lively debate on 19 May, this morning the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution drafted by the Social Democrats, Liberals and Greens about the situation in Hungary against a resolution drafted by the conservative European People’s Party. Continue reading

Send the migrants back to Serbia – with great respect

This morning, at the International Arab Banking Summit 2015, the Prime Minister said that Hungary is an open and friendly country, where there are no barriers to investment. He also said that public safety is outstanding; moreover, the culture of respect still exists here, while respect seems to be disappearing in this part of the world.

While reading this, especially the last sentence, we remembered the billboards of the government, and we were wondering whether we lived in the same country as the Prime Minister. Continue reading