Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
June 13, 2015"Let me tell you about my trouble with girls. Three things happen when they are in the lab: You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry."-- Nobel Prize-winning biologist Sir Tim Hunt, speaking at a luncheon for science journalists hosted by Korean women scientists"Yes, I made those remarks -- which were inexcusable -- but I made them in a totally jocular, ironic way."-- Hunt, who was forced to resign from his position at University College London in the wake of a Twitter storm of outrage"I am a feminist, and I would not have put up with him if he were sexist."-- Hunt's wife Mary Collins, a professor and one of Britain's senior immunologists"
June 12, 2015"I've got lots of friends. We'll have a rotating first lady."
– GOP presidential candidate and lifelong bachelor Lindsey Graham
June 11, 2015"There's nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it's been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, 'Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.' It doesn't say that anywhere. The example I think of is Noah. How old was Noah when he built the ark? 600. He wasn't like, cashing Social Security checks, he wasn't hanging out, he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work."
– Montana businessman and likely gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte
June 10, 2015"Humanity has been around for at least some 5,000 years or so, and I doubt that the basic challenges as confronted are any worse now, or alas even much different, from what they ever were."
– SC Justice Antonin Scalia, in a graduation speech at his granddaughter's high school
June 09, 2015"'Face the Nation' host John Dickerson:"[Hillary Clinton] says it's fear-mongering, this idea that there's a lot of election fraud going on."Gov. Chris Christie:"Well, she's never been to New Jersey, I guess."
June 08, 2015"Slave owners were very good Christians and good people. They weren't terrible, rotten, horrible people. And that's how I see gay people."
– Idaho state Rep. Paul Shepherd
June 07, 2015"I am who I am."
– Sen. Rand Paul
June 04, 2015"Leave science to the scientists."
– Rick Santorum, on the Pope's statements about climate change. Pope Francis holds a master's degree in chemistry.
June 03, 2015"I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today.'"
– former Gov. Mike Huckabee on transgender people and public restrooms
June 02, 2015"What is a 71-year-old man, secretary of state, doing riding a bicycle?...You'd have never seen Dean Rusk with a bicycle out there. You'd have never seen Dean Acheson out there at Dulles on a bike. You'd have never seen the great Colin Powell out there on a bicycle heading off to a meeting at the UN. This is embarrassing."
– Rush Limbaugh on John Kerry