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The Last Word: Week of Sept. 9

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

 ”Barack, how many times have I told you  to look through the peephole before you open the door.”
 –  MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa 

“Are these really the ones you want fact checking your speech?”
RICHARD SMITH, Santa Rosa 

  “See what happens when you try to lead from behind.”
BOB CHARBONNIER, Santa Rosa 

  “After the election they’re outta here! Right?”
KELLIE AMBROSE,Santa Rosa 

   –O–

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.

Click here to see last week’s winners.





67 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Sept. 9”

  1. Dale Stout says:

    Who’s the real President around here…me or them?

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  2. Dale Stout says:

    Pardon me, but you can’t pardon each other.

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  3. Dale Stout says:

    We’re getting three Presidents for the price of one.

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  4. Dale Stout says:

    Don’t ask, don’t tell.

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  5. Dale Stout says:

    You’re going to need a bigger La-Z-Boy.

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  6. Dale Stout says:

    Don’t worry about them. After you’re re-elected, and your term is over, you can campaign for Joe’s presidency.

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  7. Terry says:

    Barry, Honey, stand up for yourself! It’s your acceptance speech, not these two squatters’ who haven’t left since 1984!

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  8. Dale Stout says:

    I told you they don’t know squat.

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  9. Dale Stout says:

    You can’t blame “W” for “X, Y, Z”.

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  10. Dale Stout says:

    Four more years of them…I can’t wait.

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  11. Dale Stout says:

    It looks like this election fell into your lap.

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  12. Dale Stout says:

    A mover, a shaker and a knock-kneed quaker.

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  13. Dale Stout says:

    That’s not what I meant by “Turn the other cheek”.

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  14. Dale Stout says:

    The kneebone’s connected to the cheekbone. The cheekbone’s connected to the backbone…

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  15. Jean Anderson says:

    Pinocchio called. He selected Ambassador Susan Rice and Jay Carney for the “Biggest Liars,” award, but thanked you for your numerous entries.

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  16. Dan J Drummond says:

    Best damn babysitters we’ve ever had!

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  17. Dale Stout says:

    Why do you always have to take a backseat to the Clinton’s?

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  18. susan says:

    We should of gone with Carter… They are playing feaking Hangman !!!

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  19. Dale Stout says:

    I think you’re the butt of this joke.

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  20. susan says:

    Cigar ? OH HELL NO !

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  21. Dale Stout says:

    You’re close, but no cigar.

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  22. Dale Stout says:

    The butt stops here.

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  23. Dale Stout says:

    The Lincoln bedroom is closed tonight.

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  24. R.B. Fish says:

    Barack…they’re waiting for their payoff. Just move your chair forward another foot.

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  25. Chris Wenmoth says:

    You call that a lap dance?! Does my husband look like he’s having a good time? Now get to bumping and grinding! And take those clothes off!

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  26. Bob Kennedy says:

    Bill always led from a “head” …

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  27. Bob Kennedy says:

    Anybody seen a real leader around here? Where?

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  28. Chuck G says:

    Billy, stop telling Hilary that she is a good artist. Now I’m serving P & J sandwhiches for lunch, no you can’t have Roast Beef Barrack. Any more talking back I will send you to your room. Can’t you see I’m trying to run a country!

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  29. Jean Anderson says:

    A liar, an adulterer and an incompetent!
    Am I the only good one around here?

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  30. Dale Stout says:

    Barack, you’d better sit this one out.

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  31. Mark Berube says:

    Hillary, Bill or me Barack, the wife ran up the clock, the clock struck one, the wife left town. Hillary, Bill or me Barack.

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  32. Kellie Ambrose says:

    After the election they’re outta here! right?

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  33. Jean Anderson says:

    OH NO! How did these darn Americans get back in here?

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  34. Mark Bowman says:

    Well, there they are—America’s most successful dysfunctional couple!

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  35. Dan J Drummond says:

    I’m… I’m so in love with you
    Whatever you want to do
    Is all right with me…
    ‘Cause you… make me feel so brand new…
    And I… want to spend my life with you…

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  36. Jim Bennett says:

    The Clinton’s and their U.N. buddies come up with this oppressive crap and you take the heat…
    real good Barack.

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  37. steve humphrey says:

    Well Barack, I can see the Clintons are going to be better off in four years

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  38. richard smith says:

    I think we better hide all the saxophones!

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  39. John Gianfermi says:

    “I haven’t seen cheating that bad since my days at Harvard.”

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  40. Michael Sheehan says:

    Geez, Barack, I see you’re pretending to lead from behind again.

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  41. Mark Bowman says:

    Barack, how many times have I told you to look through the peephole before you open the door!

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  42. richard smith says:

    Are these really the ones you want fact checking your speech?

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  43. Charles Redd says:

    Is that the desk where it happened?

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  44. Chuck G says:

    All right that’s it..playtime is over, put your coloring books away and let Boreock try to run the country.

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  45. Real Life says:

    While you guys are playing 3 card monty.
    I have lost nearly everything I have worked for…there are no jobs,no work…the FAKE programs that are suppose to help me save my home….I am a lifetime Sonoma County resident…end of my rope.

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  46. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Barack, see what happens when you try to lead from behind!

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  47. Bill Paris says:

    Shall I call Michelle or do you think you can get this under control?

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  48. AL COHEN says:

    ” I don’t care that he knows arithmetic, our girls are going to do their own homework.”

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  49. Mark Berube says:

    “I know your shoulders are broad enough to handle the GOP but I’m not sure your lap is built for such a heavy load!”

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  50. AL COHEN says:

    “So you promised to support her over me in 2016?.Well be prepared to give another type of support, It’s called, child.”

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  51. Julie Ambrose says:

    It’s only September, and the’re already working on their Christmas wish lists.

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  52. John Gianfermi says:

    “Make sure you cross the T’s and dot the I’s. We don’t want any problems with the adoption agency.”

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  53. Eric Brandon says:

    I know the public is big on recycling but….Come on Barack this can’t be your new spin-doctor team !

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  54. Jean Anderson says:

    I asked them to sign pardons for you, Holder, Pelosi and the other criminals in our administration…Bill’s really good at that.

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  55. Jean Anderson says:

    If they don’t leave soon, we’ll play the race card again like in 2008 to get rid of them.

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  56. Michael Sheehan says:

    I forget to lock the front door one time, and look what dog drags in.

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  57. Chuck G says:

    When are you going to grow up,can’t you do anything on your own? No they cannot stay for dinner. There’s only enough Pot Roast leftovers for two.

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  58. Mark Bowman says:

    If you’re lucky, maybe someday she’ll give you a Cabinet position.

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  59. richard smith says:

    He gives one good speech, and they’re right back in!

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  60. Mark Bowman says:

    Barack, have you ever heard the expression “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile”?

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  61. Dan J Drummond says:

    Yea, it’s still better than Romney & Ryan.

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  62. jerry says:

    We don’t take a back seat to anyone….

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  63. Skippy says:

    How come he makes you look so small?

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  64. Julius says:

    “There will be no redecorating for another four years”.

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  65. Jean Anderson says:

    I warned you – let these 2 anywhere near this office and they’d never leave!

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  66. Michael Sheehan says:

    Shall I call the ORKIN man to get rid of these pests?

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  67. richard smith says:

    I swear Barack, if that Monica Lewinsky woman shows up, I’m out of here!

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