Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
September 23, 2013"Among those who oppose Obamacare, only 30 percent say they understand it, while 69 percent say they don't. But among those who support Obamacare, 45 percent understand it while 53 percent don't."
– from Greg Sargent analysis of recent Washington Post / ABC News poll
September 20, 2013"Does anybody remember Charlie Sheen when he was kind of going crazy... And he was going around, jumping around saying 'Winning, winning, we're winning!' Well I kind of feel like that, we are winning. And I'm not on any drugs."
– Sen. Rand Paul
September 19, 2013"It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent."
– Pope Francis on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception
September 19, 2013"“The front we’re fighting at now is not a front where the Syrian army is at war with the people. [....] The current war in Syria is that of Islam versus the nonbelievers. Good versus evil. We are ‘good’ because Iran’s supreme leader is on our side. The front is supported by Hezbollah. The fighters are Iranian, Hezbollah, the Iraqi and Afghan mujahadeen and others. The opponents are Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, funded by the Emirates. Plus America, England, France and Europe.”"
– Iranian commander
September 16, 2013"New shooting at the Navy headquarters in Washington -- Lone shooter and 7 corpses. No one is surprised. American exceptionalism."
– Russian parliament member Alexey Pushkov, in a tweet
September 12, 2013"Come talk to me, Obama. I don't hate your guts."
– Dennis Rodman, offering to be a diplomatic conduit to Kim Jung-un
September 11, 2013"Twelve years after we were attacked by al-Qaeda, twelve years after 3,000 Americans were killed by al-Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with al-Qaeda."
– Sen. Rand Paul
September 10, 2013"We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans."
– Rep. Michele Bachmann, in Egypt
September 08, 2013"Let me tell you what we're doing [about Obamacare]. Everything in our power to be an obstructionist. We have passed a law that says that a navigator, which is a position in that exchange, has to be licensed by our Department of Insurance. The ObamaCare law says that we cannot require them to be an insurance agent, so we said fine, we'll just require them to be a licensed navigator. So we're going to make up the test, and basically you take the insurance agent test, you erase the name, you write 'navigator test' on it."
– Ralph Hudgens, Georgia State Insurance Commissioner
September 05, 2013"It takes one to know one, jackass...You don't get to judge me because you have shown no sign that you are superior to me and you are not my God."
– NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, during heated exchange with a constituent in a Brooklyn deli