Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
December 19, 2012"We think it is poor form for a politician or a special interest group to try to push a legislative agenda on the back of any tragedy."-- NRA, after 2008 Northern Illinois shootings"Now is not the time to debate politics or discuss policy."-- NRA, after 2009 Binghampton massacre"At this time, anything other than prayers for the victims and their families would be inappropriate."-- NRA, after 2011 shooting spree that wounded Gabrielle Giffords"There will be an appropriate time down the road to engage in political and policy discussions."-- NRA, after 2012 Aurora massacre"NRA will not have any comment."-- NRA, after 2012 Newtown massacre"
December 18, 2012"Wasn't the Connecticut killer just doing what abortionists do every day? It's a wonder we don't have more 20-year-old 'dads' doing what women and doctors have been an accomplice to for years in America. When you forget the Ten Commandments, people, this is what you get."
– Victoria Jackson
December 17, 2012"We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"
– Mike Huckabee on Sandy Hook
December 15, 2012"Americans have an egalitarian approach to inequality: they want everyone to have an equal chance to become bettter off than everyone else."
– Louis Menand
December 14, 2012"He thinks ideologically: 'I must cripple the capitalist class; I must cripple the business owners; I must destroy the free enterprise system in America.'"
– Pat Robertson on President Obama
December 13, 2012"I'm telling you, Barack Hussein Obama has got to have a teleprompter because he fried his brain on drugs."
– former Texas GOP chair Cathie Adams
December 11, 2012"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be."
– GOP consultant Scott Tranter
December 10, 2012"I'm not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell."
– Depeche Mode guitarist Martin Gore
December 09, 2012"One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It's the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It's the first thing you hear when you're born -- or before you're born -- and it's the last thing you hear."
– -- Dave Brubeck, RIP
December 08, 2012"Can anyone even imagine how the press would have reacted if Fox News hosts and conservative personalities had stopped by the Bush White House to discuss policy? They would have been rightly outraged."-- Laura Ingraham newsletter on MSNBC anchors meeting with Obama"The New York Times reported in October 2006 that Bush hosted a group of conservative personalities including Ingraham, Fox News host Sean Hannity (who also met with Bush at the White House the following year), and Fox News contributor Mike Gallagher.-- Erik Hananoki of Media Matters for America"