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The Last Word: Week of Dec. 15

And this week’s winners are . . . 

“He needs our help. He says there isn’t enough coal available to cover Hollywood, professional sports and Congress.”
MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

“He told me this list got so long, he figured he should notify the police.”
KIM BISHOP, Santa Rosa

“Apparently leaving out milk and cookies is a big deal!”
RICHARD SMITH, Santa Rosa

“His list was getting so long, it was tying up traffic.”
ROGER STEINHORST, Petaluma

“He wants to know how you spell your name.”
JULIE AMBROSE, 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.

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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.





63 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Dec. 15”

  1. Jean Anderson says:

    He brought us the list of idiots who think it’s okay to go on a $4 million vacation to Hawaii while the nation goes over a financial cliff.

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  2. Roger Steinhorst says:

    He says, he can’t take it anymore, he wants to quit. Can’t blame him.

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  3. Roger Steinhorst says:

    He says he can’t take this anymore, he wants to Quit.

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  4. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    He says his image-maker, Thomas Nast, also gave us the recognized versions of the Republican Party elephant, Democratic Party donkey, Uncle Sam and Columbia, the female symbol of America.

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  5. Michael Sheehan says:

    “Santa brought us his list of liars and idiots in Washington DC, Sacramento, and the corrupt media. He says it gets longer every year.”

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  6. Dale Stout says:

    Surprise.

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  7. Dale Stout says:

    Hey, Hey
    Ho, Ho, Ho
    Sorry, Chief
    But you’ve got to go.

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  8. Dale Stout says:

    You forgot the milk and cookies.

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  9. Dale Stout says:

    It’s the list of people that voted for Obama…twice.

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  10. Dale Stout says:

    It’s all the people that voted for Obama…twice.

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  11. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Homeland Security had me pick him up. His sleigh is covered in coal dust and he was trying to land on the White House and then the Capital Building.

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  12. Roger Steinhorst says:

    His list was getting so long, it was tying up traffic.

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  13. Dale Stout says:

    It’s all the people that shopped at Victoria’s Secret.

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  14. richard smith says:

    He says he really could use some help with his list.It’s so long he doesn’t have time to “check it twice”!

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  15. Al Cohen says:

    “He said he would trade us his list if we drop Rudolphs D.U.I.”

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  16. Steve Powles says:

    He says he can’t find any of these addresses using his iPhone Map App.

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  17. Jean Anderson says:

    After seeing the November election results, he created this “Naughty and Nuts” list with 65,000,000 names.

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  18. Mark Berube says:

    He just ran over Grandma and wants to negotiate a plea.

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  19. Jean Anderson says:

    It’s actually a list of Sonoma County voters. He says they really messed up again this year.

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  20. Kim Bishop says:

    He told me this list got so long, he figured he should notify the police.

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  21. Julie Ambrose says:

    He says he wants to talk to a lawyer but can’t find one that’s not on the list.

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  22. Julie Ambrose says:

    All I can get out of him is Ho!Ho!Ho!

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  23. Steve Powles says:

    He won’t spare a square.

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  24. richard smith says:

    Apparently leaving out milk and cookies is a big deal!

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  25. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    He says the grinch, Boehner, stole his bag so no children will get any presents this year!

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  26. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Boehner ordered him arrested. He has every Republican Congressmember on the list!

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  27. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Santa is being arrested for giving way too many “gifts” to the 1% and too much coal to the 99%.

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  28. Steve Humphrey says:

    He says no more donuts until we clean up our pension mess.

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  29. Michael Sheehan says:

    Marvin, this guy says he has some real bad news about your wife.

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  30. Jean Anderson says:

    Obama and Holder demanded that I arrest him when they saw their names at the top of his list.

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  31. Mark Bowman says:

    He needs our help. He says there isn’t enough coal available to cover Hollywood, professional sports and Congress.

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  32. Skippy says:

    This is gonna make our job a whole lot easier.

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  33. Al Cohen says:

    ” He didn’t get an environmental permit for hauling all that coal in his sleighs.”

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  34. Kellie Ambrose says:

    We apprehended him down at the strip club negotiating with some of the girls on the list.

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  35. Julie Ambrose says:

    He wants to know how you spell your name.

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  36. Dale Stout says:

    It’s the City Council Minutes.

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  37. Dale Stout says:

    I plead the Fifth.

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  38. Dale Stout says:

    We’ve been punked.

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  39. Dale Stout says:

    I’ve never seen such a great informant.

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  40. Dale Stout says:

    The Chief just resigned.

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  41. Dale Stout says:

    You should see the “Really Naughty” list.

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  42. Dale Stout says:

    Call Judge Judy.

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  43. Dale Stout says:

    Remember, everyone’s innocent until proven guilty.

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  44. Dale Stout says:

    How do we issue an APB for this?

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  45. Dale Stout says:

    Better call the Judge.

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  46. Dale Stout says:

    There’s a “Naughtier” list, too.

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  47. Dale Stout says:

    We’re going to need a bigger jail.

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  48. Dale Stout says:

    Do we need an informant?

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  49. richard smith says:

    This thing wraps around the whole courthouse.It has everyone who voted for Romney on it!

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  50. James Bennett says:

    Santa’s got a list of what isn’t “sustainable” sarge.

    Turns out; patrol cars are on the list.

    Says the they’re causing the North Pole to melt.

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  51. John Dough says:

    Looks like the whole force is on the list. Should we lock him up?

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  52. Jeff Allee says:

    He wants to talk to the attorney general about congress, and he’s willing to testify.

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  53. Jeff Allee says:

    I caught this guy breaking and entering, but he keeps threatening me.

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  54. John Claeys says:

    We searched for the “NICE” list sarge ,
    there wasn’t one…

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  55. Dan J. Drummond says:

    Santa has come forward to help with the investigation. He’s brought this list of all people who have purchased army/police style assault rifles for their personal protection, but have failed to secure them from misuse.

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  56. Dale Stout says:

    You have the right to remain silent.

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  57. Dale Stout says:

    He’s from Internal Affairs.

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  58. Al Cohen says:

    “He said he gets a list like this every election year.He says he would feel safer with a police escort.”

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  59. richard smith says:

    He says we tear up that illegal parking ticket for his sleigh and reindeer, or go straight to the top of his list!

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  60. Julius Orth says:

    Sarge…this guy wants to report a theft. He has been delivering presents in Washington and Colorado and he says all his cookies have been stolen, and all the pot smokers have been erased from his list.

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  61. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    We caught Santa trying to put coal in John Boehner’s stockings. Boehner is at the top of the Most Naughty List for adjourning the House of Representatives with two day work weeks, two weeks in a row, and not compromising with the President of the United States of America to keep taxes from going up next year.

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  62. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    It looks like the Grinch is at it again. Republican/Tea Partiers are going to let income taxes increase on ALL of everyone’s income instead of passing a bill to keep the current tax rates on the first $250,000 of income.

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  63. Jean Anderson says:

    He brought us the list of public employee pensioners who are robbing Sonoma County of its future.

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