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February 09, 2015

"I was remembering something I tend to forget: the war with Hezbollah in Israel a few years back where there were Katyusha rockets passing just underneath the helicopter i was riding in. A few years before that, you go back to Iraq, and I looked down the tube of an RPG that had been fired at us and had hit the chopper in front of ours. And I'm so fortunate to be sitting here."

– Brian Williams, in a 2007 interview

February 09, 2015

"Here's a view of rockets I have never seen, passing underneath us, 1,500 feet beneath us. And we've got the gunner doors on this thing, and I'm saying to the general, some four-star: 'If we're just 1,500 feet [in the air]...it wouldn't take much for them to adjust the aim and try to do ring toss right through our open doors, would it?'...Anytime you want to cross over to the other side, baby, travel with me."

– Brian Williams, to Jon Stewart in 2006

February 07, 2015

"Cars were king. If you had transportation out of town to high ground you might eat, you might get some water. So here we are driving through town in our rental cars. Eight troopers had to cover us by aiming at the men in the street just to tell them, 'Don't think of doing a smash-and-grab and killing this guy for the car.' I carried a case of Vienna sausage, cans of Vienna sausage, as collateral in case we had a smash-and-grab cracking. I was gonna offer it to someone in exchange for my life."

– Brian Williams, on covering Katrina in New Orleans

February 05, 2015

"Williams: "Two of our four helicopters were hit by ground fire, including the one I was in."  Letterman: "No kidding!"  Williams: "RPG and AK-47."   Letterman: "What altitude were you hit at?"  Williams: "We were only at 100 feet doing 100 forward knots..."  Letterman: "What happens the minute everybody realizes you've been hit?"  Williams: "We figure out how to land safely -- and we did. We landed very quickly and hard..."  Letterman: "I have to treat you now with renewed respect. That's a tremendous story."  "

– Brian Williams on David Letterman show, March 26, 2013

February 03, 2015

"I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines."

– Sen. Rand Paul

February 02, 2015

"You don’t tell me how to raise my kids to avoid reviving a horrific illness that hasn’t been seen on our shores since our grandparents were children, and I won’t tell you how to raise yours. Look, I’ve done the research on these issues, I’ve read the statistics, and I’ve carefully considered the costs and benefits, and there’s simply no question in my mind that inciting a nationwide health emergency by unleashing a disease that can kill 20 percent or more of its victims is the right one for my child."

– from satirical Onion piece, "I Don't Vaccinate My Child Because It's My Right To Decide What Eliminated Diseases Come Roaring Back"

February 01, 2015

"I'm no theologian, but I suspect that Jesus would tell that God-fearing, red-blooded American sniper [Chris Kyle], 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant, for dispatching another Godless jihadist to the lake of fire.'"

– Fox radio host Todd Starnes

January 30, 2015

"Get out of here, you low-life scum."

– Sen. John McCain to protesters interrupting Senate Armed Services Committee hearing by calling for Henry Kissinger's arrest for war crimes

January 28, 2015

"Please stop using our music in any way...We literally hate you!"

– Drop Kick Murphys to Gov. Scott Walker

January 26, 2015

"The good news is that there are more tools now than there were in the previous Congress."

– -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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