Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
March 06, 2015"God is still up there, and He promised to maintain the seasons and that cold and heat would never cease as long as the earth remains...The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."
– Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee
March 05, 2015"A lot of people go into prison straight, and when they come out, they're gay."
– GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson
March 04, 2015"Did you see Nancy Pelosi on the floor [during Netanyahu's speech]? Complete disgust. If you can get through all the surgeries, there's disgust."
– Sen. Lindsay Graham
March 03, 2015"I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol building. Because what they are doing is they are putting their own interests above that of America. And to me, that is criminal...And guess what? Most of those members who are opting out of attending the speech are members of the Congressional Black Caucus."
– Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King, on those planning to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu's speech
March 02, 2015"If I can take on a hundred thousand protesters, I can do the same across the world."
– Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, on ISIS
February 26, 2015"Because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, 'You know what this is?'"-- Sen. Jim Inhofe, author of The Greatest Hoax, throwing a snowball on the floor of the Senate"This was the sixth warmest December-January period on record and the warmest since 2012...Most of the contiguous U.S. was warmer than average for the two-month period...No state had December-January temperatures that were below the 20th century average."-- National Climatic Data Center"
February 25, 2015"Idaho state Rep. Vito Barbieri and physician Julie Madsen, during House State Affairs Committee discussion of a bill concerning video conferencing and abortions:Barbieri: "You mention the risk of colonoscopy. Can that be done by drugs?"Madsen: "It cannot be done by drugs. It can, however, be done remotely, where you swallow a pill, and this pill has a little camera and it makes its way through your intestines, and those images are uploaded to a doctor who's often thousands of miles away, who then interprets that."Barbieri: "Can this same procedure be done in a pregnancy -- swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is with the child?"Madsen: "It cannot...because when you swallow a pill it would not end up in the vagina."Barbieri: "Fascinating..."
February 24, 2015"President Obama didn't live through September 11 -- I did."
– Rudy Giuliani
February 21, 2015"I hear the news commentators say: 'Why is Obama doing this?...Why is he aiding and abetting ISIS?' And I'm like, because he's one of them. It's so obvious...He's an Islamic jihadist."
– Tea Party activist and former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson
February 20, 2015"I don't believe that the president loves America. He doesn't love you. He doesn't love me."
– former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a dinner featuring WI Gov. Scott Walker