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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 19

Come up with your own caption …Here are this week’s winners:

“After reviewing your 2013 budget, everyone is hoping the Mayans are right.”

“Let me say how much I respect you, Mr. President, and, secondly, how glad I am that you’re sitting down.”
– R.C. GLENDON, Windsor

“Sorry Mr. President, the Library of Congress has catalogued it under ‘Fantasy-Fiction.’ ”
– WILL LEE, Fort Bragg

“Stephen King called. He wants to write the screenplay.”
– MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

“Just sign it, Mr. President. It’s the only way we can find out what’s in it.”
– BOB KENNEDY, Rohnert Park


Every week, we’ll post a new cartoon on Watch Sonoma County and invite you to write the caption. Enter the contest by posting your caption below. Vote for your favorite by clicking “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each entry.

PD staff will select several winners and publish them every Thursday on the Forum page in the Empire News section. Want a shot? Leave your real name and your email address for verification.

The cartoons are drawn by Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for The Indianapolis Star since 1994.

Click here to see last week’s winners.

57 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 19”

  1. Karl Garai says:

    It was suggested that we change the title to Paternalism 1A Mr. president.

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  2. Funny Fish says:

    This is Michelle’s budget. The big line items are for luncheons, shoes and contraceptive party favors.

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  3. KA Popovic says:

    “I’m sorry, sir. There are still three lines in there that still make sense. The republicans will throw it back until it’s complete and UTTER nonsense. Also, you’re still trying to help the middle class AND the poor. You’re only allowed to SAY those words, you can’t actuall DO anything toward that end.”

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  4. Dennis Anderson says:

    Sir, your SI Swimsuit editionis inside as you ordered.

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  5. J L Anderson says:

    Don’t worry, Sonoma County liberals will support whatever you say or do, or in this case, doo-doo.

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  6. Julie Ambrose says:

    Maybe people would take it seriously if it wasn’t a pop up book!

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  7. Is this a part of your systematic war on Judeo Christian principles? Or your celebration of Empty Toilet Roll Day?

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  8. Anna Veit says:

    I read this to my Grandkids last night, and they cried themselves to sleep.

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  9. Rex says:

    You wanted to see the document prior to military spending and foreign aid???

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  10. Michael Sheehan says:

    The reviews are in … Harry Reid clapped, John Boehner cried, Hilary Clinton cackled, Paul Ryan threw up, Maxine waters called it demonic, and Nancy Pelosi stared vacuously into space while drooling, like she always does.

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  11. RC Glendon says:

    “Let me say how much I respect you Mr.President, and secondly I’m glad that you’re sitting down”

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  12. Han G Thesobs says:

    Republicans hate our “Healthcare for all”, “taxing the rich”, “regulating the lenders”, and “giving to the poor and elderly”. We were tired, so we just recovered The Bible.

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  13. Just Sign It Mr. President
    It’s the only way we can find out what’s in it.

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  14. Western Cluebird says:

    Here are Michelle’s figures for her staff,clothing and travel needs.
    She insists that you approve it before doing anything else or she will cut off your….hamburger and ice cream allowance.

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  15. Michael Sheehan says:

    After reviewing your 2013 budget, everyone is hoping the Mayans are right.

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  16. JL says:

    No, No, Mr. President, this is only Day 1. You have 364 more volumes to go through!

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  17. Trey Dunia says:

    Mr. President, Sir…I just found this in your garbage can. You of all people should know better…this is paper, it belongs in the recycle bin.

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  18. Michael Sheehan says:

    Sorry, but even Michelle thinks you’re nuts.

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  19. Will Lee says:

    “Sorry Mr. President, The Library of Congress has it catalogued under “Fantasy-Fiction’”

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  20. Palin Cheney 2012 says:

    don’t worry about it…i plan on starting a re-election war in the mid-east anyway.
    code pink has pledged their support …they are only against wars that republicans start

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  21. Will Lee says:

    “Well, Sir, the good news is it hit #1 on the Times’ paperback fiction!”

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  22. John Gianfermi says:

    If you didn’t see Pulp Fiction in the theaters you can read this copy on paperback.

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  23. NoQuarters says:

    that was for 09 Sir

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  24. Richard Smith says:

    If the republicans veto this again, we’re gonna title it, “No pride, just prejudice”!

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  25. Sheryl Nadeau says:

    “A new budget and a new road map, but
    the GPS recalculated so many times
    it burnt out.”

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  26. Gary Cline says:

    The asked for a “Budget” sir. Not whether you wanted beer on your plane.

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  27. James Todd says:

    Sir, everyone thought that you were trying to write a comedy. They asked when the REAL budget was coming!

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  28. J L Anderson says:

    Our best review calls it “a Greek tragedy in the making, filled with comical numbers that will have you rolling in the aisles.”

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  29. Kellie Ambrose says:

    The Republicans requested you title it (The lies of March).

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  30. Brian Narelle says:

    Boehner says they’ve run out of toilet paper on the Hill and he’d like to borrow this.

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  31. Richard Smith says:

    This got so many rejection slips,you might confuse it with an early Jack London novel!

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  32. Jim Bennett says:

    Guess it’s good to have Mr. President, but as you know the dollar’s crashing this year.

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  33. Mark Berube says:

    This is your personal edition Mr. President. It was even signed by Xi Jinping: “Thanks for your business”.

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  34. Michael Sheehan says:

    I tried reading it to a 1st grade class, but all the children started crying.

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  35. Turning Gay says:

    Lynn Woolsey called:its a PORN NOVEL!

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  36. Kellie Ambrose says:

    The Republicans want to make it into a movie and call it Groundhog Day II.

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  37. Mark Bowman says:

    Stephen King called. He wants to write the screenplay.

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  38. susan says:

    wouldn’t it be more fun to just have a thumb war ?

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  39. John Sharp says:

    Sir, we have finally settled on “Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%” as a subtitle for the book.

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  40. Richard Smith says:

    It’s really the 2012 budget with a new cover…nobody ever reads these things anyway!

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  42. David Wells says:

    The first page is your wife’s itinerarie, the rest is her expense report. And yes, she’ll get you a T-shirt!

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  43. John Gianfermi says:

    I’m sorry Mr. President, but nobody was interested in signing your year book.

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  44. J L Anderson says:

    The American people rejected the whole premise – they prefer a happy ending where you end up back in Chicago in 2013.

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  45. David Wells says:

    They’ve believed all your lies up till now…

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  46. lauren lehmann says:

    On second thought maybe we should wait until AFTER the election to release it!

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  47. Brooke S says:

    Thanks to the Mayan calendar, we only have to fake it ’til December 2012…

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  48. Mark Bowman says:

    Suze Orman read it and asked me to give you this message: “DENIED!”

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  49. Richard Smith says:

    I’m afraid it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on Mr. President!

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  50. Michael Sheehan says:

    The good news is your budget book topped the “fantasy and fiction” list for the 4th straight year!

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  51. Mark Berube says:

    Sir, this is just the introduction. Where should I direct the forklift with the rest?

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  52. Julie Ambrose says:

    Sorry sir,nobody is willing to pay 3.5 trillion for their copy!

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  53. Julie Ambrose says:

    Sorry sir, nobody is willing to pay ten billion dollars for their copy!

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  54. John says:

    I still think we should have tried to shove this thru like we did Obamcare!

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  55. AL COHEN says:

    Sorry but we had to eliminate tellaprompters.

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  56. AL COHEN says:

    Boehner predicts that this book will be a real “tear jerker”.

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  57. Mark Bowman says:

    The Wall Street Journal book reviewer called it “a comic masterpiece. You’ll laugh ‘til you cry.”

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