Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
August 20, 2015"Put up a sign that says at the end of 60 days, if you are not here with our permission, can't prove your legal status, you become property of the state. And then we start to extort or exploit or indenture your labor."-- Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, on illegal immigrants"It sounds an awful lot like slavery."-- caller "Well, what's wrong with slavery?...You show up without an invitation, you get to be an asset... You think I'm just pulling your leg. I am not."-- Mickelson"
August 19, 2015"[Trump and Sanders are] delivering a big 'F*** you' to the elites in America. And that resonates on both sides. But 'F*** you' doesn't solve anything. 'F*** you' doesn't make life any better. 'F*** you' makes you feel good, but it doesn't get you where you need to go. 'F*** you' doesn't make America strong."
– GOP pollster Frank Luntz
August 18, 2015"[The alleged rape] has provided us with an important opportunity to reconsider elements of our shared life that do not appear in our strategic plan."
– Michael Hirschfeld, rector of Episcopal boarding school St. Paul's, on "Senior Salute," an alleged tradition of graduating boys competing to take the virginity of younger girls
August 17, 2015"My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth...[Air Force] officers told me UFOs were frequently seen overhead and often disabled their missiles. Other officers from bases on the Pacific Coast told me their [test] missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft."
– Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell
August 14, 2015" "Taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal."
– Jeb Bush
August 13, 2015"I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them and they are there for me. And that's a broken system."
– Donald Trump
August 12, 2015"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar Left, and black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be against the war or black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuiana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."
– John Ehrlichman, Nixon counsel and assistant, in a 1992 interview
August 11, 2015"I would knock out the primary source of their wealth, which is oil. And in order to do that you would have to put boots on the ground. I would knock the hell out of them, but I'd put a ring around it and take the oil for our country."
– Trump on how he would fight ISIS
August 10, 2015"I will be phenomenal to the women.... I'm winning everywhere.... [Megyn Kelly] should apologize to me, you want to know the truth."
– Donald Trump
August 08, 2015"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her -- wherever."
– Trump on Megyn Kelly as debate moderator