”Foxiest” in Europe?
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”Foxiest” in Europe?
29. 6. 2015

A former president, a buddy of godfathers of every colour and description, travels to visit Mr. Savov in London It doesn’t matter why. They belong together. Meanwhile, Czech police start investigating a new group of judges from North Bohemia over a classic misdemeanor, namely, taking bribes. Judges, of course, take bribes for manipulating court proceedings, arranging the return of a driving licence, etc. The land of St. Rampula and Grygárek indeed needs a proper cleanup. The Constitutional Court’s ruling on parliamentary indemnity unfortunately servers to inform us that the Supreme Court is a bunch of dummies. Anyone who read about democracy in cheap thrillers will tell you that parliamentary or any other indemnity cannot have to do with a barter trade. Business is just the long arm of the market, maybe a hand in your neighbour’s pocket, in case of the Czech Republic, the I’ll-scratch-your-back-you’ll-scratch-mine attitude, but what indemnity do you talk about?

A former president, a buddy of godfathers of every colour and description, travels to visit Mr. Savov in London It doesn’t matter why. They belong together.

Meanwhile, Czech police start investigating a new group of judges from North Bohemia over a classic misdemeanor, namely, taking bribes. Judges, of course, take bribes for manipulating court proceedings, arranging the return of a driving licence, etc. The land of St. Rampula and Grygárek indeed needs a proper cleanup.

The Constitutional Court’s ruling on parliamentary indemnity unfortunately servers to inform us that the Supreme Court is a bunch of dummies. Anyone who read about democracy in cheap thrillers will tell you that parliamentary or any other indemnity cannot have to do with a barter trade. Business is just the long arm of the market, maybe a hand in your neighbour’s pocket, in case of the Czech Republic, the I’ll-scratch-your-back-you’ll-scratch-mine attitude, but what indemnity do you talk about?

A lot more cases have surfaced in the judiciary, which is just as well, because investigation, evidence and potential indictment are tricky concepts in this realm—trickier than anywhere else. A judge is adorned with independence and conscience, qualities that often work as barriers to justice, in the eyes of the damaged person.

It’s something like the “gifts” to Ms Nagyová, which the donors argue were voluntary: she has saddled the prime minister, so wouldn’t one giver her perks of his own accord? Even the c-owner of Blesk and Reflex, Mr. Křetínský, could not resist and had to present her a gift…

Interestingly, none of these gifts was a cheapo. I take that. It was not from the heart but from the wallet.

No one ever gave a gift to me thus far and I don’t know why.

All this is crowned by our foreign policy, for which we might be called the foxiest in Europe, one fine day. Or we might earn general contempt.

But I think I’ve got it at long last: Give us all your money, don’t ask why and don’t mess with it, it isn’t yours to ask what and how we will spend it. We take all perks but disdain obligations. We’ll wait and see how Greece will fare, so we don’t have to give away anything; we don’t want refugees here, because the house is full, but we want NATO to defend us, although, being chums with Russia, we might attack you when in dire straits. We don’t want the euro, unless the crown stumbles, in which case we’d be happy to embrace it. We will veto anything that would curtail our appetite: after all, you only live once…

As far as refugees are concerned, the president, the premier, and the foreign minister believe that problems should be solved in the countries of their origin. I don’t know what we are waiting for! It is time to launch a ground attack, eliminate Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and other terror groups, wipe out a couple of trigger-happy tribes, pacify Egypt, make Palestinians recognize Israel’s right to exist, devise group psychotherapies for terrorists—and we’ll be back home in two weeks’ time… I see Zaorálek with a brigadier’s hat attack from the sea, while Sobotka lays a siege of Damascus…

Sadly, Miroslav Kalousek suffers from acute Babišitis (just like many local journalists), whose external symptoms dictate not to talk about anyone but Babiš, who they scent, see or at least suspect of everything everywhere, again And again ad nauseam.

Fortunately, summer as a season is not in the realm of state administration: maybe that’s why it is usually beautiful and let’s look forward to it!

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