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July 9, 2008   
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"English referee Howard Webb has damaged our city's good name. We want to send an official protest to soccer organizations."
-Halina Klińska, the mayor of the popular seaside resort of Łeba, speaking after Webb, in a decision decried as unjust by Polish fans, awarded a winning penalty to Austria against Poland at the recent European soccer championships ("Webb" sounds similar to "Łeba" in Polish)

"Politicians liked by the media will always be healthy, even two days before dying from a serious illness. Those not liked will always be sick, even 60 years before they die."
-President Lech Kaczyński on publishing reports on politicians' health

"The drawers of the Civic Platform were supposed to be full of parliamentary bills but they turned out to be empty. Now it transpires that the heads of its politicians are empty as well."
-Grzegorz Napieralski, leader of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) party, demanding a parliamentary debate on rising food and energy prices

"I accidentally added three zeroes when I filled in my tax form."
-Magdalena Gąsior-Marek, a deputy from the ruling Civic Platform party, on how her declared savings managed to grow from zl.13,000 to zl.28 million in the space of just six months

"I already feel stupid in my own home, so what's it going to be like now?"
-Pop singer Michał Wiśniewski on his wife's intention to defend her Ph.D. dissertation

"The woman slipped and fell into a concrete silo while distributing instructions on workplace safety."
-An official from the management board of a factory in Pińczów, Świętokrzyskie province, on a workplace fatality

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