Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
October 17, 2014"Is apparently the new commander of the Democrats' war on women nurses. Because, goodnight, they set them up, and then they throw them under the bus."
– Rep. Louie Gohmert on CDC head Thomas Frieden
October 16, 2014"Abortion can be accessed by driving approximately 230-250 miles -- an inconvenience, but still a manageable one."
– Texas AG and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, on the law shutting down 80% of his state's abortion clinics
October 15, 2014"I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently seving in our military...I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing?"
– Missouri county recorder Debbie Dunnegan Waters, posting on Facebook
October 14, 2014"Let's be honest. Does anyone not believe that Congresswoman Annie Kuster is ugly as sin? And I hope I haven't offended sin. If looks really matter and if this race is at all close, give a decided edge to Marlinda Garcia...Sad to say, but the drag queens are more attractive than Annie Kuster."
– NH state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, on U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster's re-election campaign
October 13, 2014"Obama doesn't want America to believe that we're exceptional. He wants us to be just like everybody else, and if Africa is suffering from Ebola, we ought to join the group and be suffering from it, too. That's his attitude."
– Phyllis Schlafly
October 10, 2014"It's not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise. That might be one of the initial 'super powers' that, quite frankly, women [who] don't ask for a raise have. It's good karma. It will come back."
– Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, offering advice for women who are uncomfortable requesting a pay increase
October 07, 2014"First of 11 conditions imposed by ISIS on journalists wanting to cover developments in Syria's Deir Eznor province:"Correspondents must swear allegiance to the Caliph al-Baghdadi... They are subjects of the Islamic State and, as subjects, they are obliged to swear loyalty to their imam."
October 06, 2014"Obama wants equality. He wants fairness. And it's only fair that America have a nice epidemic or two or three or four, in order to really feel what it's like in the Third World...[He wants to] infect the nation with Ebola...It rises to levels of treason."
– radio host Michael Savage
October 03, 2014"Islam is not even a religion. It's a social political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest."
– OK state Rep. John Bennett
October 01, 2014"I saw a dead body every day of my life; tommyguns, stogies, money in back rooms. And as a kid, you don't know how to interpret that. Two-Gun Pete, who was a black cop, was shooting teenagers in front of the Walgreens every weekend, like entertainment. There were guys hanging off telephone poles with icepicks in their necks."
– Quincy Jones, on growing up in Chicago