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The Last Word: Week of Dec. 30

Here are this week’s winners …

“The yea votes have it. We will settle it with a snow ball fight.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Although we appreciate your comments, Mr. Gore, the committee’s position remains that we will believe in climate change when we actually see it.”
MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

“It appears the fiscal cliff has become a slippery slope.”
MARK BERUBE, Santa Rosa

“Michelle, girls, pack up, we’re heading back to Hawaii!”
RICHARD SMITH, Santa Rosa

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

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74 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Dec. 30”

  1. George W. Bush says:

    No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do.

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  2. George W. Bush says:

    I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.

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  3. Michael Sheehan says:

    Thank goodness all of us at the White House and in Congress really know how to “shovel it.”

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  4. Michael Sheehan says:

    That’s not snow …it’s the avalanche of debt the country is buried under.

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  5. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    We Republicans said that we wouldn’t raise taxes until hell froze over. I guess it just did!

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  6. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    We Republicans should have gone to Hawaii with Obama! If only we managed to get SOMETHING DONE!

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  7. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    We Republicans should have gotten out while the going was good! Now we’re stuck in Grover Norquist’s mess and can’t get out!

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  8. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    We’re stuck here because we don’t have enough employees to dig us out, we’ve laid off so many. Time for infrastructure repair stimulus for sure!

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  9. George H. W. Bush says:

    I’m conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.

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  10. Jeb Bush says:

    I don’t think a party can aspire to be the majority party if it’s the old white guy party.

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  11. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Global warming, WHAT global warming?!

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  12. Bible:Proverbs 31:21 says:

    When it snows she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

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  13. Ronald Reagan says:

    I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.

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  14. Julius Orth says:

    Why is the freeze not letting up on the right yet?

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  15. Ron Barz says:

    This weather is a good example of how poloticians view each other!

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  16. Al Cohen says:

    “Oh, Oh, why are all those middle-class’s out there doing snow-angels?

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  17. Al Cohen says:

    “Turn out the lights. The party’s over. Guess which party?”

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  18. ~Mae West says:

    I used to be Snow White but I drifted.

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  19. richard smith says:

    It could have been a lot worse…Happy New Year!

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  20. Mark Berube says:

    The wind blowing hard out side has nothing over the blowhards in here!

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  21. Roger Steinhorst says:

    I thought climate change was limited to Antarctica.

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  22. Grover Norquist says:

    My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.

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  23. Voltaire says:

    No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

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  24. Mark Twain says:

    Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

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  25. Bible:Deuteronomy 11:26 says:

    See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse.

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  26. Michael Sheehan says:

    Well, Barack, you’ve managed to pull off the biggest “snow job” in history against the American people.

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  27. Dale Stout says:

    Hawaii? Not so good, how about you?

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  28. Dale Stout says:

    We didn’t go off the cliff, just down a slippery slope.

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  29. Will Rogers says:

    Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

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  30. Frosty says:

    Why is all the freezing cold snow coming from the right?

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  31. Dale Stout says:

    Boehner just gave Obama a snow job.

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  32. Mark Berube says:

    It appears the fiscal cliff has become a slippery slope.

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  33. Jean Anderson says:

    Snow? What snow?

    Debt? What debt?

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  34. Continental Congress says:

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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  35. Julie Ambrose says:

    It’s nice to see it covered in something besides B.S.

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  36. Italian Proverb says:

    Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.

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  37. John Gianfermi says:

    “Somewhere underneath all this snow is the American dream.”

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  38. Julius Orth says:

    The Republican party push for the “White” house is going a little too far.

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  39. Mark Bowman says:

    Although we appreciate your comments, Mr. Gore, the committee’s position remains that we will believe in climate change when we actually see it.

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  40. mike abel says:

    its a cold day in hell

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  41. Roger Steinhorst says:

    And because of global warming, you made me to get rid of the snow blower. Go figure!

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  42. richard smith says:

    Would someone please ask Joe Biden to stop singing,” Let it snow,let it snow, let it snow!”

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  43. Steven Powles says:

    Did the Tea Party say we will vote with Obama when Hell freezes over or Washington D.C. does?

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  44. Roger Steinhorst says:

    That’s not fair, you miss one little payment and they turn off the lights. I’m going to write my congressman.

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  45. Michael Sheehan says:

    As Marie Antoinette would say, “Let them eat snow.”

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  46. Michael Sheehan says:

    The “Obamanable Snowmonster” is wreaking havoc on the country again.

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  47. Dr. Seuss says:

    The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play.
    So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.

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  48. Irish Toast says:

    To warm words on a cold day.

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  49. Willie Nelson says:

    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

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  50. Winston Churchill says:

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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  51. William Shakespeare says:

    Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.

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  52. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Can anyone explain why we are all getting a pay raise?

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  53. richard smith says:

    Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night will keep us from our appointed rounds. Where’s the bar?!!

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  54. Frank Matyus says:

    don’t go outside bad case of Benghazi Flu goin round

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  55. Mark Bowman says:

    If God wants us to stay in Washington and work out a fiscal cliff deal, I’m sure He’ll give us a sign.

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  56. Al Cohen says:

    “The yea votes have it.We will settle it with a snow ball fight.”

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  57. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Global warming my butt!

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  58. Javier Chavez says:

    Looks like we’ve been sent to the North Pole, I guess this is where you go when people stop believing in you!

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  59. Derek Smith says:

    Even though we’ve been moved to Alaska, we’re sure getting a lot more done than we did in DC!

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  60. Jeff Allee says:

    Hello FEMA… yes, I can hold.

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  61. Bob Charbonnier says:

    It looks like Hell just froze over.

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  62. Dale Stout says:

    Just when I thought it couldn’t get any deeper around here.

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  63. Dale Stout says:

    Another Washington snow job.

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  64. Julie Ambrose says:

    Don’t worry, It’s just another snow job by the Republicans.

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  65. Dale Stout says:

    Meet the flockers.

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  66. Dale Stout says:

    Call out the National Guard…and Dominos.

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  67. Dale Stout says:

    Got schnapps?

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  68. Dale Stout says:

    Looks like more shovel ready jobs.

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  69. Dale Stout says:

    My filibuster is frozen.

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  70. Dale Stout says:

    You win some, you luge some.

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  71. richard smith says:

    My ,”Dreaming of a White Christmas”,turned into,”A Nightmare before New Years!”

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  72. richard smith says:

    Michelle…girls, pack up, we’re heading back to Hawaii!

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  73. John Gianfermi says:

    “It will be a cold day in hell before I let the Republican’s get thier way.”

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  74. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    If we don’t agree on a compromise, what follows will be known as the notorious Republican Recession of 2013!

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