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A fresh wave of hard-right populism is stalking Europe

In Germany, the AfD are weaponising climate change

The Economist — Sep 14th 2023
A spectre is haunting Europe: the spectre of a rising hard right. In Germany the overtly xenophobic Alternative for Germany (afd) has surged to become the country’s second-most popular party.
Its success is polarising domestic politics and it seems poised to triumph in state elections in the east next year. In Poland the ruling Law and Justice party is leading the polls ahead of a general election on October 15th, and it is being drawn further to the right by an extreme new party, Confederation.

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Air-Conditioned Cartoons

Too many indulgences for the carburetor??



More of the Texas Gospel According to Greg & Ron . . .

Just papering over our differences??

I hear the streaming version is a bomb . . .

I kept telling Grandpa to stay away from that recycling bin . . .


Dyer-Spain, the far Right, The burning sun, the future . . .

GWYNNE DYER: Spanish election — Franco’s ghost? July 20, 2023

Spain has been a democracy since 1975, but right-wing Vox leader may dream of filling former dictator’s shoes

Spain’s far right Vox party leader Santiago Abascal says he is open to forming national and regional governing coalitions with the mainstream conservative People’s Party after the July 23 election. Continue reading Dyer-Spain, the far Right, The burning sun, the future . . .

A Tough Two Days in Texas


May 7, 2023

ALLEN, Texas (AP) — The assailant who killed eight people at a Texas outlet mall on Saturday was identified by authorities Sunday as a 33yearold man who had been staying at a nearby motel.

Three law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press named the gunman as Mauricio Garcia, who was fatally shot by a police officer who happened to be near the suburban Dallas mall. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of an ongoing investigation.

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