Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
March 19, 2017"Well, you know, I love to read. Actually, I'm looking at a book, I'm reading a book. I'm trying to get started. Every time I do about a half a page, I get a phone call that there's some emergency, this or that...I don't get to read very much, because I'm working very hard on lots of different things, including getting costs down."
– Trump, interviewed on Fox News
March 18, 2017"Donald Trump doesn't really care about domestic policy, he mostly cares about testosterone. He wants to increase funding for every program that seems manly, hard, muscular and ripped, like the military and armed antiterrorism programs. Indeed, the Trump budget looks less like a political philosophy and more like a sexual fantasy."
– David Brooks, in NYT column
March 17, 2017"We can't spend money on programs just because they sound good."-- Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, on plan to cut funding for Meals on Wheels, by which volunteers deliver warm food to over a million older Americans"A good cut...We're going to take all this stuff that comes out of the EPA that's brainwashing our kids, that is propaganda, things that aren't true, allegations."-- Sen. Jim Inhofe, endorsing proposed 30% budget cut for the Environmental Protection Agency"
March 16, 2017"Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, 'went to his mailbox,' and found my tax returns?"-- Trump tweet re Pulitzer-winning NYT reporter David Cay Johnston, who received and released two pages of Trump's 2005 tax return"Donald's had my home phone number for years. He's called me at home in the past."-- Johnston"
March 15, 2017"Culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies...We have to do something to increase our birth rate."-- Rep. Steve King"Sanity reigns supreme in Iowa's 4th congressional district."-- former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke"Let's make Western Civilization great again!"-- Rep. King"
March 14, 2017"I am going to take care of everybody...much better than they're being taken care of now...The government's going to pay for it...People are going to be able to go out and negotiate great plans with lots of different competition, with lots of companies, with great companies. And they can have their doctors, they can have their plans, they can have everything."
– Trump on health care, during the campaign
March 13, 2017"I think there's a lot more shoes to drop from this centipede."
– Sen. John McCain on relations with Russia
March 12, 2017"You guys get it. You understand the freedoms... so many of which we've lost where I come from, in the People's Republic of New York... I can say that and mean it because I see it."
– Donald Trump, Jr., in a speech to Texas Republicans
March 11, 2017"Measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there's tremendous disagreement about the degrees of impact. So no, I would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."
– new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt
March 10, 2017"His tweet speaks for itself...If this happened, this would be the greatest abuse of power and overreach that's probably ever occurred in the executive branch."-- WH spokesperson Sarah Huckabee on Trump's wiretap accusation"You keep saying 'If, if, if.' The president of the United States said it was a fact...He said 'Just found out...' That's not an if..."-- Martha Raddatz"...Look, I think he's going off of information that he's seen that has led him to believe that this is a very real potential...He's talking about 'Could this have happened?' 'Did this happen?'"-- Huckabee"