Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
May 01, 2015"CNBC's John Harwood:"...L.B.J. created Medicare in the mid-60s. Your hero Ronald Reagan campaigned vigorously against that, saying it would lead to socialized medicine, would end liberty in the United States. Who was right: L.B.J. or Reagan?"Sen. Ted Cruz:"It's not worth tilting at windmills. I don't know. I wasn't alive then..."
April 29, 2015"I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet."
– Stephen J. Hawking
April 28, 2015"After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Americans felt that a new force was beginning to materialize, namely the union between Sunnis and Shiites...In order to prevent this force from materializing, the Americans did many things. The first thing they did was to plan and carry out the events of 9/11, in order to justify their presence in Western Asia, with the goal of ruling it."
– Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, commander of Iran's ground forces
April 26, 2015"I want someone in there with experience. We're at war...I am a Republican, but I have faith in the dynamic duo."-- Dog the Bounty Hunter on the Clintons, on Fox's "Outnumbered""That makes me so sad. I love everything about you. I think you are powerful and heroic, but the fact you are endorsing Hillary Clinton, it makes me sadder than The Notebook."-- co-host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, in response"
April 24, 2015"A focused, determined, intelligent, empathetic, powerful leader."-- Carly Fiorina on Hillary Clinton, 2008"Lacks accomplishment."-- Fiorina on Clinton, 2015"
April 23, 2015"The ubiquity of cell phones is far outpacing police awareness of the ubiquity of cell phones."
– Jon Stewart
April 22, 2015"Domestic livestock now weighs about 20 times as much as all wild land animals on earth, combined...There are now more tigers in private hands -- not in zoos, but in private ownership -- in the United States than there are tigers in the wild on earth. Texas has more tigers confined in its zoos than are running free in the world."
– Denis Hayes, coordinator of Earth Day in 1970, 1990, and 2000
April 21, 2015"What impresses me about Rand Paul is that he has a guy taking selfies for him...It is revolutionary. It is genius...Why doesn't Hillary have a Selfie Guy?"
– Politico columnist Roger Simon on the latest development in presidential politics
April 20, 2015"Watching all these channels all day is incredibly depressing. I live in a constant state of depression. I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don't get turd lung disease."
– Jon Stewart, on creating The Daily Show
April 17, 2015"He comes from a coal state. I don't mean to be mean-spirited, but he is a lump of coal. He believes that coal is the salvation of the world."
– Sen. Harry Reid on Sen. Mitch McConnell