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b_b  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's Netherlands ambassador Peter Hoekstra grilled by Dutch press over Islam comments

Sadly, this dickhead is from my home state. He's from the west side of the state though, so I claim no kinship with him. Ironically the west side of Michigan is populated by descendants of Dutch people (I'm sure Hoekstra got the job because he's a high up in the Michigan Tulip Festival planning committee or something), but it's hugely conservative. Dutch liberalism didn't keep up on this side of the Atlantic :(

veen  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is he from the same clique that also brought you Betsy DeVos? I vaguely recall a great Mother Jones read on the history of Holland, Michigan that went into the origins of the devout and conservative Dutch people who migrated there. But I might be conflating things.

b_b  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh yeah. And her brother Erik Prince. Lovely group.

veen  ·  283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Him too? Yeesh. We have some devout/cultish towns too, but they mostly stick to religion, incest and terrible pop music instead of the military-industrial complex.