Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
December 23, 2013"In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, [Duck Dynasty star Phil] Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians. What Parks did was courageous. What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too."
– Illinois congressional candidate Ian Bayne
December 20, 2013"We're going to be the Miley Cyrus of nations next year. Unstoppable, but kind of embarrassing."
– David Brooks
December 18, 2013"Socialism makes me sick."
– slogan on the "Official Obama Barf Bag" offered by Rep. Steve Stockman, fundraising for his Senate campaign
December 16, 2013"Justice Roberts' pen and Obamacare have done more damage to the USA than the swords of the Nazis, Soviets and terrorists combined."
– NC state Sen. Rob Rucho, sponsor of a bill to prevent his state from setting up a health insurance exchange or participating in Medicaid expansion
December 15, 2013"I think that we should proceed with sanctions so that the Iranians know that this is not an American deal with them...This is a Kerry-Obama deal with them and that the rest of Congress is not behind them."
– Rep. Duncan Hunter, House Armed Services Committee member
December 14, 2013"When you allow people to be on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, you're causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy."
– Sen. Rand Paul
December 12, 2013"The president flirted, giggled, whispered like a recalcitrant child and made a damn fool of himself...leaned into the air space of the cross-legged Danish cupcake. The president's cackling head moved inches from the Danish tart's and yards away from his wife's. Obama then proceeded to absorb body heat from the Dane, which he won't be feeling at home for a long time."-- New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser on President Obama talking to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt"Red Hot. O's great Dane a real Helle-cat."-- New York Post headline"
December 11, 2013"Dear Children, I regrettably bring bad tidings... My home in the Arctic is fast disappearing, and unless we all act urgently then I have to warn you of the possibility of an empty stocking forevermore. Please help me..."
– video message from Greenpeace Santa
December 10, 2013"The Democratic majority changed the rules of the Senate in a way that creates a Senate without rules."
– Sen. Lamar Alexander
December 09, 2013"I think it's outlived its usefulness. It may have been of some value back in the Great Depression. I would vote to repeal the minimum wage."
– Rep. Joe Barton