Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
November 29, 2018
"They're making a mistake because I have a gut and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else's brain can ever tell me."
-- Trump on the Fed, yesterday
"That's where the truth comes from, ladies and gentlemen, the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your stomach than in your head? Look it up! Now somebody is going to say, 'I did look that up, and it's wrong.' Well, mister, that's because you looked it up in a book. Next time, try looking in your gut."
-- Stephen Colbert, 2005
November 28, 2018
"In 2018 alone, not counting the Camp Fire, there have been eleven disaster events in the United States caused by weather and climate, each costing more than a billion dollars in losses. The annual average of billion-dollar disasters from 1980 to 2017 was six, but the annual average for the most recent five years is nearly twelve."
-- Carolyn Kormann in recent New Yorker article
November 27, 2018
"Sometimes mistakes happen."
-- Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
November 26, 2019
"Every case that gets filed in the 9th Circuit, we get beaten. …The 9th Circuit is really something we have to take a look at because it's not fair…This was an Obama judge. And I tell you what, it's not going to happen like this anymore."
-- Trump, criticizing Judge Jon Tigar
"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for."
-- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in response
November 25, 2018
"...115 plastic cups, 19 hard plastic pieces, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, six wood splinters, two rubber sandals, one nylon sack, and more than 1,000 pieces of plastic rope. The total weight of the wet garbage was 5.9 kilograms."
-- contents of stomach of sperm whale found dead in Indonesia
November 24, 2018
"Maybe he did and maybe he didn't."
-- Trump, disagreeing with CIA conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince MBS ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
November 23, 2018
"I would give myself an A-Plus. Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"
-- Trump, asked where he would rank himself in the pantheon of great presidents
November 22, 2018
"I think we've wasted enough time on this witch hunt...Probably we're finished."
-- Trump on Mueller investigation
November 21, 2018
"Don't worry about the Thanksgiving. These are tough people."
-- Donald Trump, on troops he sent to the border
November 20, 2018
"People close to the president said Mr. Whitaker first came to the attention of Mr. Trump because he liked watching Mr. Whitaker express skepticism about aspects of Mr. Mueller's investigation on television."
-- NYT story
"I did not know he took views on Mueller as such."