Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
December 26, 2014"[Railways] altered the main course of the [Christmas] meal, which was traditionally goose. Before steam, animals were herded to market alive, and turkeys were such poor walkers that they needed little leather boots to protect their feet, and a second fattening-up period at the end of the march, which made them rare and expensive. With the arrival of trains, the price of turkeys dropped, and their large size made them perfect for equally large Victorian families."
– Judith Flanders
December 21, 2014"We've had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police."
– former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani
December 19, 2014"Going back a full half-century...i.e. to 1964 -- there have been only three elections (midterm or presidential) in which a Bush or a Clinton hasn't been on the ballot somewhere for something."
– Aaron Blake
December 18, 2014"I'll tell you what my definition of torture is: what nineteen guys armed with airline tickets and boxcutters did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11."
– Dick Cheney
December 15, 2014"I'd do it again in a minute...I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective."
– Dick Cheney on torture
December 12, 2014"Three thousand Americans died on 9/11 because of what these guys did, and I have no sympathy for them. I don't know the specific details... I haven't read the report... I keep coming back to the basic, fundamental proposition: how nice do you want to be to the murderers of 3,000 Americans?"
– Dick Cheney, asked about the Senate report's account of the torture death of Gul Rahman, who had no connection to 9/11
December 11, 2014"Full of crap."
– Dick Cheney on Senate torture report
December 10, 2014"Al-Najjar was described as having been left hanging -- which involved handcuffing one or both wrists to an overhead bar which would not allow him to lower his arms -- for 22 hours each day for two consecutive days, in order to "'break' his resistance." It was also noted al-Najjar was wearing a diaper and had no access to toilet facilities."
– from Senate torture report
December 09, 2014"This government does not torture people."
– George W. Bush, 10/5/07
December 08, 2014"We need the frontier. We need people moving into space. My vision is I want to see millions of people living and working in space."
– Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos