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The Last Word: Week of July 29

Come up with your own caption …

Here are this week’s winners:

 “Bush did it.” 
- NEAL RHORER, Rohnert Park 
“If you remember, when I promised you change, I didn’t get specific.” 
 - MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa 
“Guardrails? You didn’t build that!” 
 - WILL LEE, Fort Bragg 
“I believed this was the ‘Road To Recovery.’   It must have been Congress that put up that detour sign.” 
 - AL COHEN, Santa Rosa
“Well, at least we didn’t run over the salamander.”
 -  JIM BENNETT, Santa Rosa 


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 Friday 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.

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64 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of July 29”

  1. John says:

    No matter how many times we re-do it, the Mini Coopers make the bus teeter on the cliff in the end. Should have bought American this time around for OUR economy’s sake!

  2. Dan J Drummond says:

    If you would all please just move to the back of the bus, ironically, we could tip ourselves towards equality for all. Yes we can!

  3. Nobody move, don’t panic, I’ve called for help, we’re gonna be just fine……

  4. Dah, Bama! says:

    Left is a bank, right is a landfill already full of fools, now sprouting the greenest gr…asses.

  5. janae says:

    The wheels on the bus go left and right, left and right, left and right… all through the town… but right is a sheer cliff all the way down, losing consciousness, and making us all look like clowns.

  6. R.B.Fish says:

    Look Daddy…I am doing it! I driving the these self sloathing ignorant folks over the cliff! Yippee!

  7. Michael Sheehan says:

    One more sign that digging out of this mess I created will be impossible unless you “ditch” me in November.

  8. Julius Orth says:

    Was that John Boehner and the republican party standing in the middle of the road to recovery?

  9. AL COHEN says:

    Darn we were heading to the fair to bet on Baze,thought that would boost the economy.

  10. AL COHEN says:

    We we just headed for River Rock.One place the economy hasn’t hurt.

  11. Julie Ambrose says:

    That concludes the Romney for president tour, tips are appreciated.

  12. Chuck G says:

    This is the direction of America…I’ll leave now.

  13. Jean Anderson says:

    What did you expect? My home country doesn’t even HAVE roads!!!

  14. Will Lee says:

    “Whoa, I had this roadmap upside down for three years now!

  15. Jim Bennett says:

    I wasn’t aiming for the ditch, it was an accident. Promise.

  16. Jim Bennett says:

    Pipe down, our economy went off course in 1913 when they passed the FED.

  17. Bob Charbonnier says:

    My GPS (Government Provided Stimulus) was faulty.

  18. Chuck G says:

    We were just run off the road by a carload of Democrats!

  19. Michael Sheehan says:

    I think this sums up my entire presidency pretty well.

  20. James Todd says:

    ” Okay everyone, let’s get our story straight! When the police and the media get here just tell them over and over that Bush was driving, okay? If we keep saying it over and over they just might buy it!!”

  21. Michael Sheehan says:

    When my campaign told me to play the “race” card, I thought they meant to drive really fast. My bad!

  22. Jean Anderson says:

    Lucky that my bus only carries Sonoma County lefties who think I’m doing just fine no matter how badly I screw up.

  23. Julie Ambrose says:

    It could be worse, It could be a train wreck like the last president.

  24. AL COHEN says:

    “Now I expect Trump will want to check to see if my drivers license is fake.”

  25. John Gianfermi says:

    “It’s going to take more than a Chinese tow truck to pull me out of this mess.”

  26. Will Lee says:

    “Oops, the teleprompter said go left!”

  27. Mark Bowman says:

    Have patience, folks. As soon as my relief driver gets here, we’ll have you back on your way to Greater Prosperity.

  28. Richard Smith says:

    I was dreaming about that Sandra Bullock movie,”Speed”, and woke up in this ditch!

  29. John Violin says:

    OK Congress will you pass my health care plan Now?

  30. Bill Paris says:

    You do realize I lean more to the left than right don’t you?

  31. John Violin says:

    See what happened to the economy when you try to steer to far to the left.

  32. Sarkyfish says:

    Yes I can!

  33. John Claeys says:

    really, another bus “cartoon?”

  34. Mark Berube says:

    “Hmmmmm. Not so bad. Only one is upside down.”

  35. Mark Berube says:

    “I’m glad this isn’t the foreign policy bus or else I’d have a lot of apologizing to do.”

  36. Mark Bowman says:

    Sorry. I wasn’t aware that steering was necessary.

  37. Michael Sheehan says:

    Please remain calm…compared to my gun-walking scandal, my national security leaks, and my other countless disasters, this is one of my highlights!

  38. David Wells says:

    The wheels on the bus go…whoopsie!
    I hope we can change this for the better.

  39. Jean Anderson says:

    What ditch?

  40. Chuck G says:

    Listen up people, my experience as a qualified politician to stimulate the economy is a Bus wreck!

  41. Chuck G says:

    Did I fail to tell you that the country I came from doesn’t let people like me drive?

  42. Chuck G says:

    Ok, ok,don’t tell anyone that I’m not qualified! Actually I’m not qualified for anything!

  43. hansutro says:

    Even a bus driver needs to be experienced.

  44. Richard Smith says:

    Nobody panic! Thanks to my health plan, all of your injuries are covered!

  45. Michael Sheehan says:

    As many of you suspected all along, “No, I can’t.”

  46. Jean Anderson says:

    You should have checked my qualifications more carefully before you put me in the driver’s seat.

  47. AL COHEN says:

    I believed this was the “Road To Recovery”, must have been Congress that put up that detour sign.

  48. Kellie Ambrose says:


  49. Richard Smith says:

    Well at least I just drove us into a ditch,and not over a cliff ,like the last administration !

  50. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I think I may have over-corrected too far to the left.

  51. robet walker says:

    bush did it !!!!!

  52. John Gianfermi says:

    “I tried to steer to the right but my unemployed passengers were leaning too far to the left.”

  53. AL COHEN says:

    This is a “middle-of-the-road” bus, it just didn’t want to go further right.

  54. Neal says:

    Bush did it

  55. Jim Bennett says:

    Well, at least we didn’t run over the salamander.

  56. Will Lee says:

    “Guardrails? You didn’t build that!”

  57. Skippy says:

    George W. Bush cut me off again.

  58. I am sorry, the republican congress will not help to fix any thing until after the election.

  59. Jean Anderson says:

    We’re doing just fine, so please sit down, quit screaming and stop bleeding all over the bus.

  60. Mark Bowman says:

    If you remember, when I promised you change, I didn’t get specific.

  61. Michael Sheehan says:

    Did you see how George Bush made that ditch jump right out in front of my bus? It wasn’t MY fault.

  62. Skippy says:

    The ditch we’re in?
    You didn’t build that!
    I did.

  63. Skippy says:

    Promised Land; last stop!
    Please exit the vehicle in an orderly manner and thank you for using Obama Bus Lines.

  64. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I don’t know how this happened. We were heading in the right direction.