Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
November 30, 2012"I think what this fellow is tapping into...is the fact that people don't want any meaning right now. It is just sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. Not reality, not feeling, not meaning. The meaning is that it means nothing."
– Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow on PSY's 'Gangnam Style'
November 29, 2012"Grover Norquist. The two most terrifying words a Republican can hear, other than, 'Buenos dias!'"
– Stephen Colbert
November 28, 2012"They're going to react right down to the last point where there's going to be blood and hair and eyeballs all over the floor and they're going to come up with something."
– former Sen. Alan Simpson on the fiscal cliff
November 27, 2012"The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates. [The new Florida law shortening the early voting period was] done for one reason and one reason only...'We've got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us.'"-- Jim Greer, former head of the Florida Republican Party"The only thing that makes any sense as to why this is happening and being done is voter suppression...It's frankly unconscionable."-- former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist"
November 26, 2012"I would submit that scientists cannot tell us the age of the earth. The only way we can know the age of the earth is if we have eyewitness testimony of somebody who was there."
– Dr. Terry Mortenson, who has a Phd in the history of geology
November 21, 2012"I liked it the way it was. It's not going to be like that anymore."
– Dennis Miller on America
November 19, 2012"I'm not a scientist, man...Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries."
– Marco Rubio
November 17, 2012"It all makes sense now, gay marriage and marijuana being legalized in Washington State on the same day. Leviticus 20:13: If a man lays with another man he should be stoned. We were just interpreting it wrong."
– recent Internet meme
November 16, 2012"She is an extremely good-looking woman. She is a marathon runner. She runs Iron Man triathlons. So she's out running with him and she's writing a biography. I think the term is 'propinquity.' There was a lot of propinquity going on. I mean, who knows. The man's off in a foreign land, and he's lonely. And here's a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. I mean, he's a man."
– Pat Robertson on the Petraeus-Broadwell affair
November 15, 2012"When we came into the nation in 1845, we were a republic, we were a stand-alone nation. And one of the deals was, we can leave anytime we want."-- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 2009"Using the Obama administration's own We the People website, nearly two dozen petitions have sprung up asking the Obama administration for permission to withdraw from the Union. The two most popular petitions, Texas and Louisiana, have both drawn more than 10,000 signatures each."-- from Politico story"If it means having no more presidents from Texas, it should be granted."-- from Comment on that story"