Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
July 14, 2019
"The swimming pool was filled with beautiful young girls. 'How nice,' I thought, 'he let the neighborhood kids use his pool.'"
-- Trump joking about a visit to Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach home, according to Roger Stone's book The Clintons' War on Women
July 12, 2019
"I don't think that the mainstream media is free speech either because it's so crooked. It's so dishonest. So to me, free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad. To me that's dangerous speech, and you become angry at it. But that's not free speech."
July 11, 2019
"The kidney has a very special place in the heart. It's an incredible thing."
July 10, 2019
"Living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country... She hates this country... Virtually every public statement she makes accuses Americans of bigotry and racism... She has undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people."
-- Tucker Carlson on Rep. Ilhan Omar
"Not gonna lie, it's kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress. No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect."
-- Rep. Omar in response
July 09, 2019
When asked if they've read the Mueller Report:
"I've got a lot on my reading list."
-- Rep. Fred Upton
"It's tedious. In fairness, I [started right away when it came out but] haven't picked it up in at least two weeks."
-- Sen. Lisa Murkowski
"I'd be pretty reckless to say I have a full comprehension. I need to spend more time with it."
-- Rep. David Price
"Yes, I did, and you should read it too."
"I read it twice."
-- George Mason University law professor J.W. Verret, who subsequently called for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings
July 08, 2019
"Think back. How many times have you heard about someplace -- a business, a school -- hoisting the American flag and a bunch of leftists come along and demand that it be taken down because it's offensive, and the institution takes it down?"
-- Rush Limbaugh
July 07, 2019
-- CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency, on Russian government, at Putin's direction, conducting a sophisticated campaign to influence the 2016 election by damaging Hilton Clinton and undermining the U.S. democratic process, with a clear preference for Donald Trump
"You know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn't help me at all."
July 06, 2019
"I guess the rain knocked out the teleprompter. I knew the speech very well so I was able to do it without a teleprompter."
-- Trump, simultaneously explaining and denying his July 4th speech gaffe
July 05, 2019
"[The Continental Congress] created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York...and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our army manned the [?], it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do. And at Fort McHendry, under the rockets' red glare, it had nothing but victory."
-- Trump in July Fourth speech
July 04, 2019
"You can go to live in France, but you cannot become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey or Japan, but you cannot become a German, a Turk, or Japanese. But anyone, from any corner of the earth, can come to live in America and become an American...Other countries may seek to compete with us; but in one vital area, as a beacon of freedom and opportunity that draws the people of the world, no country on earth comes close. This, I believe, is one of the most important sources of America's greatness. We lead the world because, unique among nations, we draw our people, our strength, from every country and corner of the world. And by doing so we continuously renew and enrich our nation."
-- Ronald Reagan, in his final speech as president