Friday, December 12, 2014

Strictly, from Hungary

Journalists might step in the goulash if the head man gets his way (and he seems to) these days;
Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has vowed to remake Hungary into a “non-liberal” state, now wants mandatory drug testing for journalists and politicians.
A member of his ruling Fidesz party earlier had suggested mandatory annual drug tests for 12 to 18-year-olds, but that plan has apparently been dropped. Critics see the latest announcement as an attempt by Orban to combat a drop in popularity and say it will be impossible to implement.
Or he could just sue the bastards;
The head of Hungary’s tax authority [Ildiko Vida] on Thursday sued a senior American diplomat in Budapest for libel after the envoy said the U.S. had knowledge of corruption at the tax office.
A little thing like diplomatic immunity, notwithstanding.
Vida is the only one of six otherwise unnamed public officials to have admitted having been banned from entering the U.S. because of corruption allegations. She has denied any wrongdoing.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday he would fire Vida unless she sued Goodfriend or if the corruption allegations were proven to be true.
When the Prime Minister in Hungary says jump....

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