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The Last Word: Week of Dec. 9

Here are this week’s winners . . . 

“So much for government handouts.”
DALE STOUT, Sebastopol

“‘Throw me over the cliff’ may soon replace ‘Throw me under the bus’ as the most over-used expression.”

“I’m the hangover after those two have been doing their usual partying.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“I like a good ‘cliff hanger,’ but this is ridiculous.”

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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59 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Dec. 9”

  1. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    We’re coming down to the wire and John Boehner adjourns the House of Representatives with two day work weeks two weeks in a row. The clock is ticking Mr. Boehner. Get back to work!

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  2. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    The Republican/Tea Partiers maybe willing to tax the rich, but only if the Democrats help them attack the poor!

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  3. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    A majority of people are already blaming the Republican/Tea Partiers! They’re calling them uncompromising, disorganized, weak, broken, lost, bad, and they need to work together with the Democrats.

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  4. richard smith says:

    This is really how the world will end…Mans inhumanity to man!

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  5. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    That John Boehner is 5′ 6″ and getting smaller.

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  6. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    That John Boehner is going to drive you Republicans to extinction.

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  7. Skippy says:

    Presidential pride and arrogance cometh before a fall. Ours.

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  8. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Your trending down, Republican/Tea Partiers. You can’t stop the President of the United States of America! Prepare for more failures.

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  9. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    There’s really only two choices here.

    Keep current tax rate on your first $250,000 of income – thumbs_up
    Increase income taxes on all of everyone’s income – thumbs_down

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  10. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Will the two of you PLEASE get it together and PULL ME UP?!1111

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  11. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    The GOP should stand for the Grinch Obstruction Party. Christmas for only the 1%’ers is ridiculous.

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  12. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    The last teapartiers had something to complain about! The current teapartiers are a bunch of whiners.

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  13. Michael Sheehan says:

    I see a pile of Rice, the Constitution, a boatload of “walking” guns, the Libyan consulate, and decent health care down there at the bottom, so what makes you think our “leaders” won’t let me fall too?

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  14. Dan Drummond SR says:

    Get back to Congress and compromise for ALL the people Republican/Tea Partiers.

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  15. Dale Stout says:

    The agony of defeat.

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  16. Dale Stout says:

    Who’s going to foot their bill?

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  17. Dale Stout says:

    Help! And step on it.

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  18. Dale Stout says:

    Now they decide to knuckle down.

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  19. Dale Stout says:

    So much for government handouts.

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  20. Dan Drummond SR says:

    The Republicans are going to let me go over this cliff; because if they compromise with the President, they know the Tea Partiers are going to run against THEM in their next primary elections.

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  21. Dan Drummond SR says:

    If you would just be more specific about which loopholes you want to cut, people may take you more seriously Republican/Tea Partiers.

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  22. richard smith says:

    You know this is gonna hurt me a whole lot more than it hurts you!

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  23. Jean Anderson says:

    If you want to save us all, pull me up and I’ll help you push Ben Bernanke and the Senate Democrats over the cliff.

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  24. Julie Ambrose says:

    Wasn’t the last revolution over taxes?

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  25. Michael Sheehan says:

    I like a good “cliff hanger,” but this is ridiculous!

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  26. Dan Drummond SR says:

    Once the people find out you want to eliminate the charity and mortgage interest tax deductions, you’ll be voted out A.S.A.P. Republican/Tea Partiers!

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  27. Dan Drummond SR says:

    Why won’t you greedy Republican/Tea Partiers pass the bill to keep tax rates low on the first $250,000 that every American earns?

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  28. Skippy says:

    Federal bankruptcy never looked so good.

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  29. Dan Drummond SR says:

    Merry Cliffmess. You Republican/Tea Partiers are the Grinch!

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  30. Dan Drummond (Santa Rosa) says:

    I’m going to have to side with the President on this one.

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  31. Dan Drummond (Santa Rosa) says:

    WTF! I’m bald and fat? Someone don’t like me very much.

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  32. John Gianfermi says:

    “If they stopped burning bridges there would’nt be a cliff to fall from!”

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  33. Kim Bishop says:

    I wish at least one of them would quit putting their foot down!

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  34. Kellie Ambrose says:

    They should call it the fecal cliff!

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  35. Mark Berube says:

    “I’m not worried about what’s down there.
    It’s dealing with these two on top of me afterwards.”

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  36. Steve Powles says:

    I’m thinking of a word that begins with F and it’s not fiscal.

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  37. Dan Drummond (Santa Rosa) says:

    If the Republican/Tea Party tries to increase the Medicare age to 67, I’m sure medical insurance companies will love paying for the care of the many ailing 65 and 66 year olds for the additional years.

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  38. Dan Drummond (Santa Rosa) says:

    This must be some kind of Republican/Tea Party nightmare, because only they would do this to me in order to save their rich supporters millions to ship offshore!

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  39. Frank says:

    i don’t think a shovel will do any good here

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  40. Michael Sheehan says:

    Now I’ve got a spending problem AND a gravity problem!

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  41. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Hey, will one of you two give me a hand? I see a level playing field down there, but it sits in a deep recession.

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  42. Al Cohen says:

    ” It’s a long fall. Why can’t they just get along?”

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  43. Mark Bowman says:

    I’m very sorry if my discomfort over my little $500 billion predicament in any way interferes with your extremely important battle of wills!

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  44. Dan Drummond (Santa Rosa) says:

    The 98% went over the cliff back in 2008 when George W Bush’s financial bubble burst.

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  45. richard smith says:

    Look at the bright side… the Mayans might be right!

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  46. Mark Bowman says:

    When I fall, I hope I won’t land in that puddle of Greece!

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  47. John Claeys says:

    Perhaps we should be calling this the “FICKLE CLIFF!”

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  48. Steve Powles says:

    The cliff notes are in my back pocket.

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  49. Richard Smith says:

    If you two can’t compromise,and save me from falling , the voters will push you both off !

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  50. Jean Anderson says:

    With Dumbo and Dumber, I’m doomed.

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  51. James Bennett says:

    Left foot or right foot both dance to the same music. An evil image of indoctrination, pretty much says it all.

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  52. Jean Anderson says:

    One hard shove with your trunk and you can regain your popularity and save me at the same time.

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  53. buster says:

    If I fall you both fall…

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  54. Al COHEN says:

    “I’m the “fall guy” again because their bipartisan-ship is sinking.”

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  55. richard smith says:

    Ignoring the elephant in the room is one thing, but here….?

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  56. Al Cohen says:

    ” I’m the hangover after those two have been doing their usual partying.”

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  57. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Obstructionism and stubborness never solved ANY problem.

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  58. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Oh my God, will either of these ever get a clue?!

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  59. Bob C. says:

    “Throw me over the cliff” may replace “Throw me under the bus” as the most over-used expression!

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