Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
September 29, 2019
"[A] seven-page Nancy Drew novel."
-- WH senior adviser Steven Miller on whistleblower complaint
"Liddle Adam Schiff."
-- Trump on chairman of House Intelligence Committee
"Nancy Pelosi finally capitulated to her angry mob. She does the worst thing a woman in power can do, which is she just changes her mind because the men around her said 'Change your mind.'"
-- WH counselor Kellyanne Conway
September 28, 2019
"Joe Biden may be the most corrupt politician in Washington, bar none. This effort going on here is actually a two-fer. It is designed by the Democrats to take out both Trump and Biden and clear the way for anybody else, probably Elizabeth Warren."
-- radio host Rush Limbaugh
"It's not about us, is it? It's about our love for America. It's about our love for our own borders, language, and culture...He is already in the hay wagon on the way to the guillotine because of the fascist vermin in the media."
-- radio host Michael Savage
"She's lost her way...As far as I'm concerned, unfortunately she's no longer Speaker of the House."
-- Trump on Nancy Pelosi
September 27, 2019
"This isn't some guy babbling in the men's room at Starbucks. That is the man who chairs the mighty House Intelligence Committee. We trust him with the most sensitive information, and yet he is clearly, demonstrably mentally ill."
-- Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Rep. Adam Schiff
September 26, 2019
"These people are stone cold crooked...Witch Hunt garbage...Presidential Harassment!...It is all a Democrat/Adam Schiff Scam!...A continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!"
-- Trump on announcement of formal impeachment inquiry
"They're almost a spy...You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right?"
-- Trump on source for whistleblower, speaking in New York City to staff from the United States Mission to the United Nations
September 25, 2019
"You have stolen my dreams, my childhood, with your empty words...We are in the beginning of a massive extinction, and all you can talk about is the money, and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you. For more than thirty years the science has been crystal clear."
-- climate change activist Greta Thunberg to world leaders at UN
"She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."
"I can't wait for Stephen King's sequel, 'Children of the Climate.'"
-- Laura Ingraham
"She is the Greta Effect. She's causing and instilling fear in millions of kids around the world, and actually has them believing that Government can legislate our climate...It's almost like medieval witchcraft again."
-- industry-funded climate denier Mark Morano
September 24, 2019
"I think I'm going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they gave it out fairly, which they don't."
September 23, 2019
"It doesn't matter what I discuss."
-- Trump, asked if he talked to Ukrainian leaders about Joe Biden during phone call that prompted intel community whistleblower complaint
September 22, 2019
"The environmental movement itself has all but given up on the environment. Don't believe it? Look around. Is our country cleaner than it was? No. It's dirtier, and it's more crowded, and it gets more of both of those things every year. The left doesn't care. They're cheering it on. Why? Because they want power. And in climate change, they found an emergency big enough to justify grabbing more power -- in fact, taking control of everything...There you have the modern left's climate agenda: no drinking straws, no automobiles, no airplanes, no meat, no democracy. In their place, endless propaganda and a parade of 15-year-old Red Guards yelling at you to stay in line. That's what they're promising you."
-- Fox News host Tucker Carlson
September 21, 2019
"Everybody's read it. They laugh at it."
-- Trump on intelligence community member's whistleblower report, which Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to share with Congress, though he is supposed to
"It's a rdiculous story. It's a partisan whistleblower. They shouldn't even have information...It's just another political hack job."
-- Trump, who says he doesn't know the identity of the whistleblower, and has not read the report
"Our media has become the laughingstock of the world...The media of our country is laughed at all over the world now. You're a joke."
September 20, 2019
Trump talking to reporters at border wall, describing the qualities of the new panels:
"One thing we haven't mentioned is technology. They're wired so that we will know if somebody's trying to break through. And you may want to discuss that a little bit, general."
"Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing that."
-- Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, acting head of the Army Corps
"Okay, I like that. That was a great answer...I'll just tell you they're wired, okay? They're wired...All set up for cameras, any place we want...They're wired out for drone technology. Anything you want, we have."