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April 2, 2008   
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"This is like burning someone with a hot iron and then offering them soothing cream in a friendly gesture."
-Karol Karski, a deputy from the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party, on a proposal to send a Polish "political reconciliation mission" to Belgrade after Poland officially recognized Kosovo's independence

"The workings of Satan include promoting abortion, euthanasia and a disguised form of abortion-in vitro fertilization."
-Archbishop Józef Michalik of Przemyśl, in a letter to the faithful read out in churches during Lent

"I'm still learning the job of a deputy. There's no point in taking the floor just for the sake of speaking out."
-Janusz Mikulicz, a deputy from the ruling Civic Platform (PO), on why he has not yet said a single word during parliamentary sessions

"He's like vodka-he promises something pleasant but it always ends with a hangover."
-Standup comedian Jan Pietrzak, known for his right-of-center views, on Prime Minister Donald Tusk

"She immediately admitted to the theft and said she wanted to go to prison because that would surely be better than a retirement home."
-A police officer from Świebodzin, western Poland, on an 85-year-old woman who stole her neighbor's wallet

"During two years in prison, he has committed the following offenses: he did not do up the top button of his prison jacket, he fell asleep five minutes before roll call, he was wearing sports shoes, and he left the canteen too quickly."
-Gen. Vladimir Naumau, Belarusian interior minister, on why Alexander Kazulin, a former opposition candidate for president, is not entitled to early release from prison

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