Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
August 25, 2014"...The densely layered messages in the holy texts of Islam have very little to do with the mindset of wannabe holy warriors, many of whom are more or less self-taught. Two who recently traveled from Birmingham, U.K., to Syria only to be arrested on their return reportedly learned about their faith by ordering Islam for Dummies on Amazon.com."-- Chrisopher Dickey in Daily Beast article on "hip-hop jihadists""
August 22, 2014"If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don't convert? I will personally pay for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now. I'll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset."
– comedian and TV personality Adam Hills, on WBC's plan to picket Robin Williams' funeral
August 20, 2014"What's all the stink over the Redskins name? It's so much horseshit it's incredible. We're going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian...What are you going to call them, Brownskins? This is so stupid it's appalling...Lombardi and Halas never had a problem with it. Why would all these other idiots have a problem with the name?"
– Mike Ditka
August 19, 2014"I'll tell you what will happen. They'll have a trial. The white jurors will see it one way, and the black jurors another."
– Geraldo Rivera on Michael Brown shooting
August 18, 2014"This is a racial situation. It's not covered that way in the press. It's not even discussed in the press. They don't want to discuss it. They stay away from it."
– Donald Trump on Ferguson
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