September 11th, 2012

Gyurcsány hunger strike party ordered to pay HUF 132,000 for occupying area outside Parliament

Parliament’s Office ordered hunger striker Ferenc Gyurcsány and three others who have joined him – former Prime Minister’s Office leader Csaba Molnár, party executive committee member Péter Niedermüller and former minister without portfolio István Kolber – to pay Ft 132,000 in usage fees for occupying the area outside Parliament.

The four are on a week-long hunger strike protesting the planned government-initiated voter registration system. A few dozen supporters gathered on Kossuth tér Sunday evening, while music played from loudspeakers.

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  • Viking

    How much did the 2006 autumn protesters have to pay?

    In a normal democracy non-violent protests are for free, but this is Whorbanistan where everything has a price…

  • Leto مؤدّب

    It’s pretty cheap for a week long PR-campaign, especially considering how much money Gyurcsány stole from the taxpayer.

    Ceterum censeo MSZP delendum est.

    • Viking

      Leto مؤدّب says:
      September 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

      considering how much money Gyurcsány stole from the taxpayer

      So why is PimpMaster Whorban not charging Gyurcsány for this theft?

      No proof or an impotent administration?
      Your pick…

      • Anonymous

        @Viking “Your pick” Yeh, you pick your false teeth you numskull.

        • Viking

          Being a Viking, most of them are my originals, but you are British, right?

          You have not seen an original tooth since…how many decades was that now? 3?

          • ricsi

            Actually for you that was a nice comeback!!

  • olga

    @ Viking

    re: “So why is PimpMaster Whorban not charging Gyurcsány for this theft? No proof or an impotent administration?
    Your pick…”

    I know you addressed the question to Leto but since he hasn’t answered, I want to take a guess – No proof or not enough proof for a Prosecutor to go ahead with charges.

    Please tell me you agree that Gyurcsany is a complete fool to stage this hunger strike – I predicted the 100% predictable that Eva B would defend him but it’s worth reading her blog because it’s quite funny. While I don’t respect her any more, I still think she is a brilliant woman yet she seems puzzled why the Left is not supporting him.

    “The Hungarian media is mostly making a joke out of it, and what I found interesting is that the so-called “liberal” media are a great deal more critical than the right-wing papers and blogs. The latter are often only jovial.”

    Please put her out of her misery and tell her the right-wing papers can afford to laugh because it’s a joke but the “liberal media” does not appreciate being associated with publicity hungry clowns.

    • MagyarViking

      olga says:
      September 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

      Please tell me you agree that Gyurcsany is a complete fool to stage this hunger strike

      Iread Eva’s article now and if I have to choose between hers and yours opinion, I would go with Eva

      “You may recall that last December some LMP members chained themselves to the entrance of the parking area reserved for members of parliament. Some members of DK and eventually of MSZP decided to join them. When the police arrived the whole group, including Ferenc Gyurcsány, was taken to the police station. Because of the presence of the former prime minister the news hit all the major international newspapers. If he hadn’t been there the news would have been a great deal less “interesting.””

      The above quote from Eva is why I think that any stund from Gyurcsány *or any* one else on this Issue is important, then I consider the negative parts of the voter registration very bad

      I have no problems with letting *more* people vote, but the idea with how this registration is designed is to get *less* swing-voters to vote
      People does not vote “correct” according to myself, but it is their own decision, with or without a beer for the ride, or even a ride

  • olga

    @ Viking

    I don’t comment on the idea of voiter registration because I am not sure how it differs from Canadian rules and no one objects so I can’t decide if it’s just another reason to complain or if it’s a valid complaint.

    People come to the door before elections and verify how many people who voted at the previous election are still living in the house and as my kids left home, they came off the list one at a time.

    We are given cards to take to the polling station which is always near a high school in the area and we vote, someone checks our names off as we enter. If someone loses the card, the name is still on the list so you have to show ID. It’s an honour system so in theory I could say our kids live here, get cards and they could vote here as well as their own catchment area.

    re: “Because of the presence of the former prime minister the news hit all the major international newspapers. If he hadn’t been there the news would have been a great deal less “interesting.””

    Of course it made it interesting because it’s inappropriate given his position as former PM and it’s those off the wall antics that give him the publicity and you and Eva are oblivious of that. Didn’t someone aptly refer to him once as a media whore?

    • MagyarViking

      olga says:
      September 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      Of course it made it interesting because it’s inappropriate given his position as former PM

      Why?
      Is Gyurcsány just a “former PM” or is he a current politician, the leader of the latest party in the Parliament (even if not voted in there)

      Can you point to the “Guidelines and Ethics for Former PMs”?

      Most politicians I know from Sweden continue to be politicians as long as the live, like former Swedish PM Carl Bildt, who is now Foreign Minister in another Government 15 years later
      Is that inappropriate?
      Bildt is a typical Gyurcsány-type who can say the strangest things, most of it provoking giving meat for thoughts, but he is a person that most people on the left loves to hate

      Or is it just the hungers-trike part, or the living in tents with other men, that is inappropriate?
      Why must former PMs be so bores?
      Or is it his age?
      Middle-aged men are not allowed to do things like this?


      Regarding Swedish elections, the basic document is your ID
      If you are not on the list, then something is wrong with your entry in the population register, which points to other problems
      You are still allowed to vote, but your vote will be held until your right to vote has been proven, which is a rapid process of a few days
      In the total votes, if OK to vote, your vote will be registered as ‘late arrival’ and be included when all the corrections are done after the control-counting has matched the earlier figures (or been calculated several times by several different parts of the organisation)
      This process can move a small number of mandates, even a majority can shift, so your vote can really count

      That is why the State should make it as easy as possible for people to vote and not harder

  • olga

    @ Erik

    Please let me know what possible offensive word I used a minute ago in my response to Viking that offended the ” awaiting moderation” Gods?

  • Lance

    Interesting that the stick insect, Gyurscany Ferenc, is still seeking the limelight in an attempt to starve himself to death. Many wish he had done ten years ago.
    Hungary had golden opportunities and Gyurscany Ferenc and his cronies including the witch, Lendvai, squandered them with unretrained zeal. Whilst offshore bank accounts where stoked up with ill-gotten gains.
    Andras Simor, The Magyar National Bank, captain, kept his stash in Cyprus. The EU funding all but disappeared and foreign investors ran for the hills. The legacy of which has seen Orban Viktor and his cronies flapping about and almost sinking the nation altogether with their vainglorious attempts (with no money in the pot) to resuscitate an already very sick, and ailing, economy.

    • Leto مؤدّب

      “an attempt to starve himself to death”

      No way, unfortunately. It’s just a week long public diet.

      Ceterum censeo MSZP delendum est.

    • MagyarViking

      Lance says:
      September 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Whilst offshore bank accounts where stoked up with ill-gotten gains

      So why are still off-shore companies, over 2 years of successful reign by PimpMaster Whorban, still running and collecting the profit from events like the Sziget Music festival?

      Why has not PimpMaster Whorban stopped this behaviour?

  • Magyar

    :D :D :D :D

    -http://www.hungarianambiance.com/2012/09/jobbik-youth-branch-protested-against.html

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