Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
April 22, 2015"Domestic livestock now weighs about 20 times as much as all wild land animals on earth, combined...There are now more tigers in private hands -- not in zoos, but in private ownership -- in the United States than there are tigers in the wild on earth. Texas has more tigers confined in its zoos than are running free in the world."
– Denis Hayes, coordinator of Earth Day in 1970, 1990, and 2000
April 21, 2015"What impresses me about Rand Paul is that he has a guy taking selfies for him...It is revolutionary. It is genius...Why doesn't Hillary have a Selfie Guy?"
– Politico columnist Roger Simon on the latest development in presidential politics
April 20, 2015"Watching all these channels all day is incredibly depressing. I live in a constant state of depression. I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don't get turd lung disease."
– Jon Stewart, on creating The Daily Show
April 17, 2015"He comes from a coal state. I don't mean to be mean-spirited, but he is a lump of coal. He believes that coal is the salvation of the world."
– Sen. Harry Reid on Sen. Mitch McConnell
April 16, 2015"150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. America is forever indebted."
– tweet sent Tuesday by Senate Republicans
April 15, 2015"If you're a Christian or a white man in the U.S.A., it's open season on you."
– Bill O'Reilly
April 12, 2015"Rap has no connection to music. It is a rhythmic pulse made by machines for people who don't mind putting their brains into neutral. Then you have someone reciting high school poetry over the top that sounds angry, vindictive, bitter, and in many cases sociopathic. Rap sounds like it comes from someone who has a brain the size of a pea, rattling around in a bass drum."-- Frank Sinatra, Jr., 2015"Rock 'n' roll...the most brutal, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear...Fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, written and for the most part played by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecelic reiterations and sly, lewd -- in plain fact dirty -- lyrics it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth. This rancid smelling aphrodisiac I deplore."-- Frank Sinatra, Sr., 1957"
April 09, 2015"The president is trying to make you think it would be 150,000 heavy mechanized troops on the ground in the Middle East again as we saw in Iraq. That's simply not the case. It would be something more along the lines of what President Clinton did in December 1998 during Operation Desert Fox -- several days of air and naval bombing..."
– Sen. Tom Cotton on destroying Iran's nuclear capabilities
April 07, 2015"There's a man-made lack of water in California... It is liberal environmentalists who have brought us this tragedy...A classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people's lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology."
– former HP CEO and possible GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, on the drought
April 06, 2015"With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150 souls on the German Wings flight -- a deranged pilot flying his entire nation into the rocks."
– former Rep. Michele Bachmann