Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 30, 2013"Decapitating the squirming beast is not really recommended, because, biologists say, the brain of a python remains active for hours even after it is separated from the rest of the body and experiences excruciating pain during that time."
– from story on Florida's month-long contest to encourage hunting of the invasive Burmese Python
January 29, 2013"You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun."
– Rush Limbaugh
January 25, 2013"Rich people prominently featured and they're generous; they're nice people; they create jobs, for heaven's sake; they're classy; they've got style and we love 'em...That show is wildly popular, which poses a threat to the Left, doesn't it?"
– Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Downton Abbey
January 24, 2013"It's a little fat girl who looks like Jonah Hill and keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like a rape. It's like I don't want to see that."-- Howard Stern, on Lena Dunham in Girls"It makes me feel bad, and I think she is getting the impression that I somehow think she's just a talentless little fat chick."-- Stern's apology"
January 23, 2013"I believe Gun Appreciation Day honors the legacy of Dr. King. I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history."
– Gun Appreciation Day founder Larry Ward
January 22, 2013"You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment...Our freedom is under direct assault. From those who want to take your guns...From those who want to be King."
– fundraising email from Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton
January 21, 2013"Within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans."
– Sen. Ted Cruz
January 18, 2013"High on his own power....Has drunk the Kool-Aid."
– Sen. Ted Cruz, on President Obama
January 16, 2013"We don't need laws to prevent violence. We just need prayer.""
– Gov. Rick Perry
January 16, 2013"Why is [President Obama] skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools?...Just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security."-- NRA ad"Obama is SO elitist! HE gets to carry nuclear 'football,' but feds ARREST private citizens trying to assemble nuclear device!"-- Robert George tweet"