Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
August 01, 2014"Laughter is an instant vacation."
– Milton Berle
August 01, 2014"Our esteem around the world has fallen. I can't think of a major country, it's hard to think of a single country that has greater respect and admiration for America today than it did five years ago when Barack Obama became president. And that's a very sad, unfortunate state of affairs."-- Mitt Romney, earlier this year, making an assertion that is contradicted by Pew Global Attitude Project polls in 2006 and 2014 regarding confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs: the only two countries where confidence in Bush was stronger than confidence in Obama were Russia and Pakistan."
July 31, 2014"Talk about terrorism...My goodness, what have we become?"
– Rep. Mike Kelly on EPA's new rule on power plant emissions
July 30, 2014"I believe that we're going to see coming an effort for multiples in marriage -- not just two, but multiples in marriage...I think they want to legalize that. I think also they want to abolish age of consent laws, which means...we would do away with statutory rape laws so that adults would be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That's the deviance that we're seeing embraced in our culture today."
– Rep. Michele Bachmann on gays
July 29, 2014"These things that beat in our hearts when we hear the National Anthem and when we say the Pledge of Allegiance doesn't beat the same for him."
– Rep. Steve King on President Obama
July 28, 2014"I'm familiar with your country; I love your country. And I understand the complications of so many languages, and so many cultures, and so many histories all rolled up in one. So just as your capital is welcome here to produce good paying jobs in the U.S., I like our capital to be welcome there, and there to be freedom of capital, so that both sides are on the same territory. And I ask cooperation and commitment and priority from your government in so doing. Can I have that?"
– Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fl.) to two Indian-American U.S. officials, at a hearing
July 24, 2014"The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it's going to be various men that are running. They haven't speculated, for instance, that I'm going to run. What if I decide to run? And there's a chance I could run...Practice makes perfect."
– Michele Bachmann
July 23, 2014"As I turned, I was this close to him," Biden continued, indicating [he and Putin] were face-to-face. "I said, 'Mr. Prime Minister, I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul.'"
– from a recent Joe Biden profile in The New Yorker
July 22, 2014"I'm shocked at the countless millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life... I do believe there can't be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel... Jesus did not become the 'GodKlingon' or the "GodMartian'! Only descendants of Adam can be saved."
– Answers in Genesis founder Kan Ham, marking the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
July 21, 2014"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?"-- Pope Francis"I think we would be totally in the right to do it...Ignoring as a nation that things are worthy of death is very remiss."-- Oklahoma state congressional Tea Party candidate Scott Esk, on stoning-to-death for homosexuals"