Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
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"
July 17, 2014"Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level. Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor they've got some pie chart or graph behind them and they're talking about trillions of dollars and how the debt is awful and we all agree with that...We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman's level and what everything that she is balancing in her life -- that's the way to go."
– Rep. Renee Ellmers, on the GOP appealing to women voters
July 16, 2014"The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews."
– George C. Marshall Institute chairman and climate change denier William Happer, on CNBC
July 15, 2014"When I say [gay people are] born that way, the tendency is there. [But] my point is that Boy Scout leaders, YMCA leaders, and others bring them in that direction, and teachers. And if you look over the history of societies, you will find, of course, that some of the highly intelligent people... Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, were all homosexuals... But the point is, look at that, once a society moves in that direction, the vitality goes out of that society. Now, isn't that right, Henry?"
– from newly-released Nixon tape, 4-28-71
July 14, 2014"When did birth control pills become so important to the human condition that the federal government requires every insurance policy to cover them?...Pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause. It doesn't just happen to you while you're walking down the street except in the case of sexual abuse...Yet we treat it as a great imposition that women need to be protected from...Yet they wouldn't have the problem if they didn't do a certain thing. It's that simple."
– Rush Limbaugh
July 11, 2014"Even with $3.7B that's requested, there's no way what's being called for is going to stop the invasion that's occurring...I'm hoping my governor will utilize Article 1, Section 10, that allows a state that is being invaded -- in our case more than twice as many just in recent months [as] invaded France on D-Day-- ...to use whatever means, whether it's troops, even using ships of war, even exacting a tax on interstate commerce...to stop the invasion."
– Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert on influx of unaccompanied minors across U.S. border
July 10, 2014"He has become a dictator. He is running amok. He is not following the Constitution."-- Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst on Obama, in January"I obviously do not believe the president is a dictator, but his repeated use of unilateral action sure makes him look like one."-- Ernst on Obama, this week"
July 08, 2014"President George W. Bush led our nation through some of the most challenging moments of our nation's history -- and we miss him and his leadership."
– GOP.com sales pitch for the "I Miss W" t-shirt
July 07, 2014"I don't want to get into the debate about climate change, but I will simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There are no factories on Mars that I'm aware of."
– Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith