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Heard in passing
July 30, 2012   
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“Soccer is a highly phallic sport and Euro 2012 was undoubtedly a celebration of the phallus and its urges.”
—Prof. Magdalena ¦roda, an ethicist and feminist, on the Euro 2012 European soccer tournament hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine in June

“What gives us an edge over them is that our leaders never said ‘So help me God’ as they took their oaths in parliament.”
—Leszek Miller, head of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), on his party’s advantage over the socially liberal Palikot Movement in advocating the separation of church and state

“It’s not like I’m running around Warsaw with a rope to drag people into the Civic Platform by force.”
—Justice Minister Jarosław Gowin, asked whether he has been encouraging members of the Poland Comes First party—a splinter group from Law and Justice (PiS)—to join the Civic Platform (PO)

“He had been a model police officer for 21 years. After he was apprehended and presented with evidence from the surveillance cameras, he returned the items he had stolen and showed remorse.”
—An official at the District Court in Pabianice, ŁódĽ province, on a police sergeant who stole a fire extinguisher and several rolls of toilet paper from the building after bringing a prisoner into the courtroom
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