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June 11, 2008   
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"At the start of the summer, the city authorities would take the mermaid's bra off, as a signal that the holiday season is underway."
-Tomasz Laskowski, president of the local tourist organization in the coastal resort of Ustka, on a new plan involving the city's emblem

"No television president has ever won in an open battle with parliament."
-Parliamentary Speaker Bronisław Komorowski on the decision by public television TVP President Andrzej Urbański to stop broadcasting some of the meetings of Sejm investigation committees due to "negligible viewer interest"

"The Kaczyński brothers were the reason. They were like Tartars invading the country; any self-respecting person would reach for the sword to drive this gang away."
-Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, former prime minister in a leftist government, on why after a break of over two years he returned to politics, winning a senator's seat as an independent candidate in 2007

"I think this is some kind of fashion-'Everyone's striking, so let's do it too'."
-Justice Minister Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski on a recent one-day protest by judges demanding higher salaries

"The media are a threat to democracy not only in Poland, but worldwide."
-Joachim Brudziński, a deputy from the Law and Justice party

"Despite intense verbal provocation, no passer-by got into fight with the man. Maybe his outfit was the reason."
-A Warsaw police officer on a drunken brawler dressed as a priest, detained in the Old Town; the man turned out to be a wanted fraudster with 15 arrest warrants to his name

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