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The Last Word: Week of Oct. 28

Come up with your own caption …

And this week’s winners are . . .

 ”I’ve got a much better chance of bringing him back from the dead than Romney!”
   – STEVE MARSHALL, Petaluma 

“Today’s episode is brought to you by the word ‘deficit.’ ”
–  MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa 

 ”Who created that monster? Big Bird, or the large elephant in the room?”
–  AL COHEN, Santa Rosa 
    
“I built this.”
–  BOB CHARBONNIER, Santa Rosa 

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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.





56 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Oct. 28”

  1. Jean Anderson says:

    I may be a bird-brain, but this bad boy is my revenge against America being too successful!

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  2. richard smith says:

    Speaking of the economy ,in 2008 it was estimated that 77 million Americans had watched Sesame Street as children. That’s about the same number of dollars Mitt Romney has invested in offshore accounts!

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  3. Manuel Delgado says:

    They should fire Mr.Swindle for hitting Special Ed Students.

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  4. Steve Marshall says:

    I wish this guy was solar powered.

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  5. Dan J Drummond says:

    This is just another one of Mitt Romney’s deceptions to frighten Americans.

    Sesame Street depends upon licensing arrangements for their funding. PBS gets most of its funding from private donations and grants. Only about 20% of its revenue comes from the federal government.

    Per the 2012 budget, the National Endowment for the Arts gets $161 Million. Compare that to the massive $713 Billion for the Department of Defense!

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  6. Julius Orth says:

    Somebody tell this guy he needs to get his hand out of my pocket.

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  7. Julius Orth says:

    You don’t see his lips move, but he is the puppet master and he makes me say all this stuff.

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  8. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I built this.

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  9. “I can only hide from Frankeconomy for so long. This week, I’m dressed as Big Bird! They’ll never find me!”

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  10. Dan J Drummond says:

    Don’t worry folks, Sandy, a real job creator, just blew through.

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  11. Chuck G says:

    Ok Mitt I was just kidding, I give! You will probably win the election anyway, get this beast away from me!…Help!

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  12. richard smith says:

    ” Can you help me save,help me save our Sesame Street?”

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  13. richard smith says:

    “Can you help me stay,help me stay on Pennsylvania Street?”

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  14. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I’ve created a monster and now the Bird and I are an
    endangered species. Help us!

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  15. Frank says:

    ok kids
    Todays word is Deflect

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  16. Steve Marshall says:

    If Romney gets elected all three of us will be endangered.

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  17. Al COHEN says:

    “To prove he doesn’t scare me, I’m going to flip him the bird.”

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  18. Mark Berube says:

    This guy’s head may be bolted on but as we go forward he’ll end up a frankenweenie.

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  19. Mark Bowman says:

    Think there are too many interruptions now? After Romneystein, PBS will become the Pledge Break System.

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  20. John Gianfermi says:

    “I’ll have a better chance of survival at Chick-fil-A.”

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  21. Dale Stout says:

    I’m Big Bird and I approve this message.

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  22. Dale Stout says:

    Welcome to my world. Won’t you be my neighbor?

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  23. Dale Stout says:

    I’m flying south, before he falls flat on his face.

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  24. Dan J Drummond says:

    When I agreed to this Halloween debate, I was told we both had to wear costumes. So why isn’t Gov. Romney wearing one?

    Wait, never mind. His vague plans for America are scary enough!

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  25. Dan J Drummond says:

    With this Halloween debate, I finally understand why Mitt’s math doesn’t add up. His brain is ruthlessly abnormal!

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  26. Dan J Drummond says:

    I believe this Halloween debate has exposed that the real Mitt Romney is just a patchwork of flip-flopping Republican body parts created to deceive American voters!

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  27. Dan J Drummond says:

    If you elect Mitt Romney here, he and his running mate, little Eddie Munster, will be like a “Frankenstorm” on the American middle class!

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  28. Steve Humphrey says:

    Don’t be scared kids, in the end I kill him.

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  29. Julius Orth says:

    It took me four years to find the parts to build this monster…and IT’S ALIVE!! It may not be pretty, and it moves a little slow, but IT’S ALIVE!!

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  30. Julius Orth says:

    Do you really want this Wall Street guy in charge?

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  31. Julius Orth says:

    The European version is always the scary one.

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  32. Dale Stout says:

    We’ve been taking it in the Snuffleupagus.

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  33. Dale Stout says:

    I did not have economic relationships with that monster.

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  34. Dale Stout says:

    Read my lips, no new bailouts.

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  35. Dale Stout says:

    He’s so ugly, only a Murtha could love him.

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  36. Dale Stout says:

    They call me Dr. Funkenstein, because the economy’s all funked up.

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  37. Dale Stout says:

    I did the mash,
    I did the bailout mash,
    It was a smash…

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  38. Dale Stout says:

    Can you tell me how to get to Wall Street?

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  39. Dale Stout says:

    He was really dead four years ago.

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  40. Dale Stout says:

    Frankie, my dear, I never gave a damn.

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  41. richard smith says:

    Only a real bird brain would blame P.B.S. for creating this monster!

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  42. Steve Marshall says:

    When I flew into office in 2008 this guy was dead! Now it’s alive, it’s alive!

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  43. Al Cohen says:

    He could scare you out of four years growth.

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  44. Steve Marshall says:

    I’ve got a much better chance of bringing him back from the dead than Romney!

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  45. James Bennett says:

    Hey Bernanke should have to wear a costume too.

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  46. James Bennett says:

    Looks like The Federal Reserve did turn our economy into a monster.

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  47. Lee stophlet says:

    He’s slowing down…where’s the solar power???

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  48. richard smith says:

    Romney wants to blame this big “fowl” up on me and Big Bird!

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  49. John Gianfermi says:

    “I had no idea my rotten egg would hatch into this.”

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  50. Al Cohen says:

    “I won’t let that monster belittle Big Bird.”

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  51. Al Cohen says:

    “Who created that monster? Big Bird, or the large Elephant in the room?

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  52. Western Cluebird says:

    This guy’s cramping my style-
    Joe, pull the plug on him once and for all!
    This message is brought to you by the letters G O N E, and the numbers 1/20/2013.

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  53. John Claeys says:

    You want me to say it’s the
    “ECONOMY STUPID!?” I don’t think so..

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  54. Mark Bowman says:

    Today’s episode is brought to you by the word “deficit.”

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  55. Skippy says:

    Hey! This big galloot kicked me in my giblets.

    or

    This is supposed to be Sesame Street; not Mr Obama’s Neighborhood!

    or

    I didn’t build that!

    or

    This is definitely not optimal.

    or

    That’s some bump in the road.

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  56. Frank says:

    one, two buckle my shoe
    three, four out the door

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