Graham ordered to testify

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Maybe he’ll show up if they offer that moocher a free round of golf and a free steak dinner. According to that Atlantic article that was enough to get him licking Biff’s arse and betraying democracy.

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“Executive privilege”? Isn’t he part of the legislative branch?

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He’ll do nothing but take the fifth, over and over, but at least he’ll be under oath.

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Executive privilege = “Mister Trump says I don’t have to answer any questions.”

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Executive Privilege?

It’s sad that such a senior Senator doesn’t understand what branch of government he belongs to.

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technically, don’t you need testes to testify?

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I wonder what the line in Vegas is on how MANY charges on perjury come out of these hearings… and how many convictions

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That and undoubtedly a bit of blackmail involving either a dead hooker or live boy.

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I love that testify and all it attendant terms are indeed related to testes. The word has a Latin root: Romans swore on their balls that they would tell the truth when testifying.

ETA:
This is inaccurate - please see Chenille’s reply below.

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I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if there was no blackmail involved and Graham just started his 100% toadying regime on his own initiative.

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Career bootlicker in search of better boots.

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If he cites “executive privilege” when asked “Did you provide support in any way to invalidate Georgia’s vote count”, I will laugh my ass off!

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I suspect he’ll slither out of it.

Hagfish, the whole lot of 'em. They’re all hagfish.

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…As with other words I’ve seen people claim come from testicles, it really looks like it’s the other way around. Latin testis primarily means witness, apparently from an Indo-European root *trito-sth2- meaning a third standing by; then they referred to their testicles as witnesses, the same way Greeks called theirs parastatēs.

It’s tough to know why they called the body part that, and Romans swearing by them might be an explanation, but looking into it there doesn’t seem to be any evidence they did that either. Sorry.

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Thanks. I prefer having accurate information.

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A friend of mine used to say “I was being facetious, from the Latin faeces, meaning full of shit.” It’s not, but it almost sounds reasonable

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Man. Folk etymologies. So convincing. So spurious.

My dad was apparently a big fan of the one that claimed that “sincere” comes from the Latin “sin cera,” meaning “without wax”. The claim was that a marble statue that was flawed would have chips and dings filled with a carefully-matched wax fill. But a well-crafted (and presumably honest? I guess?) statue that did not require such patching would be labeled “sin cera”.

Sigh.

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Can’t they just slap him in jail for contempt of court, postpone the trial a few dozen times, and just keep him in there for a few years? It’s what they do with minorities all the time, after all. Oh, right, rich white guy with special legal powers because he’s a senator. He’d have to escorted, in chains and a nice bright orange jumpsuit, to Congress when there’s a vote.

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