Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
March 18, 2015"On a Real Time With Bill Maher panel:Bill Nye: "Have you heard this expression 'millennial anger'?...where the millennials are like, 'You guys have been in charge, you heard about climate change in 1988 -- James Hansen testified in front of Congress -- and you haven't done s*** about it. What's wrong with you people?'"Fran Leibowitz: "I'd say, 'Stop taking pictures of your food, and you do something about it!'"
March 16, 2015"Get off my shoulders. There's work to be done!"
– 104-year-old Selma marcher Amelia Robinson, when told by younger people that they stand on her shoulders
March 15, 2015"Maybe that wasn't the best way...I saw the letter, I saw that it looked reasonable to me and I signed it, that's all. I sign lots of letters."
– Sen. John McCain, on letter sent by 47 GOP senators to Iran's leaders to undermine negotiations
March 14, 2015"The first million decimal places of Pi are comprised of: 99,959 0's 99,758 1's100,026 2's100,229 3's100,230 4's100,359 5's 99,548 6's 99,800 7's 99,985 8's100,106 9's"
– David Blatner, The Joy of Pi
March 13, 2015"Decision-making power over the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, and over the end or survival of this lineage, resides in the central government of China."
– statement by government officials
March 11, 2015"Popular culture becomes a cesspool, a lot of corporations profit off of it, and then people are surprised that some drunk 19-year-old kids repeat what they've been hearing."
– Bill Kristol, blaming the SAE chant on hip-hop
March 10, 2015"The press is waiting breathlessly...for Republicans to blow it. An intemperate remark from Congressman Jackass would fit the bill perfectly. Don't be the squirrel. Don't give them a shiny object. Don't give them an excuse to turn this into 'Krazee Republicans Sure Hate Hillary Because She's a Woman.'...She's blowing this; let's help...Don't make this all about Benghazi...I encourage you to use the smarmy D.C. construction of 'I just want to work in a bipartisan way for good, transparent government and to protect national security secrets from the Chinese, Russians, and other threats."
– GOP message and media strategist Rick Wilson, offering advice re Clinton email story
March 09, 2015"You can have every email i've ever sent. I've never sent one."
– Sen. Lindsay Graham
March 06, 2015"God is still up there, and He promised to maintain the seasons and that cold and heat would never cease as long as the earth remains...The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."
– Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee
March 05, 2015"A lot of people go into prison straight, and when they come out, they're gay."
– GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson