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Billboard wars, two tailed dogs and Hungary's overwhelmingly underwhelming migrant vote.

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There was this one "Did you know that a 30 megawatt laserbeam from the star Sirius could ruin your crops at any moment?" It was completely ridiculous, but those signs did enough to diffuse the situation and make it funny, so people didn't take it seriously, and then didn't go vote.

Our Man in Budapest (via Sacramento), Todd Williams reports on the recent Hungarian referendum on EU-mandated migrant quotas - from the overwhelming "NO" results in an underwhelmingly attended election, to the rise for the prankster Two-tailed Dog party - and explains why this seeming defeat for PM Viktor Orbán might actually serve to consolidate right wing power ahead of the 2018 parliamentary election.

Todd is a migrant to Hungary himself, but is back in Sacramento for this segment, for the first time in seven years.

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Todd Williams is an African-American from Sacramento, California who has lived in Budapest, Hungary for the past 25 years, mostly by chance.

 

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