Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
September 07, 2011"NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011 to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas."
– from an official proclamation. The prayers went unanswered.
September 06, 2011"I don't see the point of being a prop for another of the president's speeches asking for more failed stimulus spending and more subsidies for his pet projects."
– Rep. Joe Walsh, on not attending President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress
September 05, 2011"I'm astonished at how readily a great many people I know, young people, have accepted a reduced economic prospect and limited freedoms in any substantial sense, and basically traded them for being able to screw around online. There are just a lot of people who feel that being able to get their video or their tweet seen by somebody once in a while gets them enough ego gratification that it's okay with them to still be living with their parents in their 30s."
– virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier
September 02, 2011"This wasn't torture."
– Liz Cheney on waterboarding
September 01, 2011"Now correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusalem, when you would say the words 'African American'? Now how can people be one thing in one country and nowhere else in the world?"
– Glenn Beck
August 31, 2011"Abstinence works."
– Rick Perry, when asked why his state has abstinence-only sex education despite having the third-highest teen-pregnancy rate in the U.S.
August 30, 2011"[The cover of] Dick Cheney's book pictures him in the same suit, and the same shirt, and the same tie, and the same flag pin, and the exact same placement of the flag pin, standing in the exact same place where President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden...Dick Cheney's new book pictorially makes him the guy who killed bin Laden."
– Rachel Maddow on In My Time
August 29, 2011"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?'"
– Michele Bachmann
August 29, 2011"I don't even believe that other people believe in God."
– Penn Jillette on being a "hardcore atheist"
August 27, 2011"I don't want to get weird on this, so please take it for what it's worth...When Jesus was crucified and when he died, the curtain in the temple was rent from top to bottom...and it was extremely symbolic. Is [the earthquake-caused crack in the Washington Monument] symbolic? You judge."
– Pat Robertson