Maybe they should provide a dictionary along with the Bible.
“If I tell the truth, it’s because I tell the truth, not because I put my hand on a book and made a wish.”
Provided that they even show up to testify.
Since “truth isn’t truth” it doesn’t really matter.
Crossing your fingers in no way negates a lie.
No need in saying “so help you, God?”, since we already know were their souls are headed to once they start lying.
Why use an old fashioned book when you can use a Kindle?
TRUTH??? Well, that leaves out the Republicans….
… you had me at, “I like beer.”….
Just pointing out you can swear or affirm on any book or none at all. Bibles aren’t mandatory.
Do you swear…
No! But I know all the words.
Truth is stranger than fiction, Judgie Wudgie.
Have them swear on the Constitution. Most know the contents of that about as much as they know what is in the Bible.
He’s not going to lie. He just not going to recall anything. He was at the meeting. He just can’t remember any of it.
“Who can face the knowledge that the truth is not the truth? Obsolete. Absolute,” – Neil Peart
I can’t imagine what hearings must be like, considering the way most politicians twist and spin answers to simple questions from reporters. The very thought makes my head hurt.
His lips moved, ergo he lied.
They don’t believe in any God so swearing on a bible means nothing. They ignore the truth anyway, ignore the subpoenas anyway, they lie cheat and steal. Might as well be a court of monkeys or just a bunch of cardboard cutouts. (Hope I am wrong)
For the most part I believe the ones who have shown up have been telling the truth. It’s the ones refusing to comply that are afraid they’ll be caught in a lie.
The bravest person in the country will be the first Republican United States senator to support impeachment. Vote in 2020.
They should be careful about asking for “the whole truth”. Politicians are known for their ability talk for hours (or days) on any topic without actually saying much about anything.
Close enough, indeed. As in, “Close enough for government work.”
Can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
Your name is so totally fitting.
If a politician from either party always told the whole truth they’d never be elected.
I think that the first people who should be sworn in are the congressmen/senators holding the hearing. Then the instructions to each should be “You are only allowed to ask questions. There will be no pontificating, grandstanding, or electioneering allowed. First offense will be an electric shock (electrify their chairs first). Second offense will result in you being gagged and placed in a straight jacket, in your vehicle, in the underground garage – you will no be allowed to speak to the press for 3 days.” Then give the button for shocks to someone who is neither a member of the committee, nor a member of either party.
How do you know when a politician is lying? His/Her lips are moving.
Well, on to Beetle Bailey.
Does congress have to take the same oath?
We can look forward to Giuliani’s reply: Why start now?
I have wondered, what if Wonder Woman wrapped her “Lasso of Truth” around the “Great Orangutan in Chief”. Would his head explode, or would the lasso burst into flames?
Care to explain why it’s important to you that governments all over the world are ruled by US puppets?
Who’s truth are we talking here?
Hillary told the truth and yet that wasn’t good enough for any of the Republicans.
It is interesting that when the Republicans lie the people who vote Republican are absolutely fine with that. They will even try to spin and justify rape and pedophilia, as long as the candidate looks like them. Even when it’s caught on verifiable video and bad for their own freedoms and personal economy, They are so entrenched in wanting to best the people they perceive as smarter than they are, that they are willing to actually be stupid. On purpose, no less, but as long as they can carry that illusion of besting smart people, they don’t care how much they harm themselves, as long as they can cause even greater harm to others.
In a nutshell, there are two perceptions that stand out:Those that think wealthy people who abuse their power through money are elitists, and those that believe smart people are elitists.
BTW, thank you for thinking I’m smart. ;)
Trump disciples are falling all over themselves trying to discredit the likely original whistle blower, trying desperately to ignore all the first hand evidence. If the original report were from a Cocker Spaniel it would matter not a bit at this point.
LOL – good one Wiley………..
Love the crossed fingers while oath-taking on ‘THE BOOK’ that forbids the taking of oaths.
I’ve always wondered what they would do if you said “No”. You can ask me questions but I will not take the oath.
I’m not talking about refusing to testify, just refusing the oath. They can’t cite you for contempt (I think) because you aren’t refusing to answer.
From an old Herman comic: I swerve to smell the soup, the toll booth, and nutmeg on the roof.
That’s the “Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM). In other words a possibly incomplete listing of all Bonespurs problems. Also, Washington added “so help me God’ on his own, not part of the oath, and for Bonespurs it meant nothing. While you don’t have to say “so help me God” on ANY time you swear the oath to the United States and Constitution, don’t think any POTUS will have the guts to leave it out any time soon. I also like that the Quran has been used several times now.
Out with the old swamp! Howz that new, growing, deeper swamp suitin’ ya. ;-}
You can’t depend on a politician’s honor anyway. That’s what perjury laws are for. The oath thing is a major time waster.
She didn’t bother to include “So Help You God” because she knows that God is Helpless when a Politician starts flapping his lips.
“Congressman, have you stopped beating your wife?”
For once, I would like to read comments that do not denigrate the other party, which-ever one it is. If you have to slam “the other party” in order to make your point, you have no point.
I was listening to a local public hearing where a person was reading off editorial headlines to support her point, and then she demanded that people think for themselves.
The cartoon is obviously not directly political and applies to courts as well as congressional hearings. The long set of reactions who do not get the simple meaning and presumably want to change the subject.