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The Last Word: Week of March 3

 

02lastwordcolorartAnd the winners are . . .

“Come right in my friends. I’m here to serve you.”
ROGER STEINHORST, Petaluma

“I know I said I would protect your interests when you put me in charge, but sacrifices have to be made.”
JULIUS ORTH, Santa Rosa

“So much for your retirement nest eggs.”
DAN DRUMMOND, Santa Rosa

“This is your brain on politics. Any questions?”
BOB CANNING, Petaluma

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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





67 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of March 3”

  1. Jean Anderson says:

    This is what will happen to all you press corps chickens who start telling the truth about Obama.

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  2. Dale Stout says:

    Congress isn’t all its cracked up to be.

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  3. Super Dave says:

    Y’all crossed the road for THIS!?

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  4. Al Cohen says:

    I hate to eat and run, but my goose is being cooked in my Washington
    House.

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  5. Dale Stout says:

    What’s eating you?

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  6. Dale Stout says:

    Aren’t you tired of getting poached?

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  7. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? The answer to that question is no!

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  8. Thomas Morabito says:

    It’s the eating your young program, also known as deficit spending.

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  9. Kellie Ambrose says:

    It’s not a frying pan, it’s an incubator.

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  10. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Don’t worry; I’m only eating 2.23% of them. It’s for the good of your future chicks.

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  11. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Liberty for wolves is death to you chickens.

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  12. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    How do you like your eggs? Sunny-side-up, over easy, scrambled, poached, hardboiled, or hatched?

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  13. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Why yes, you’re right. It is kinda like an abortion, except it’s my right to choose.

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  14. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Don’t worry; I’m a vegetarian now. I just eat the unborn.

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  15. Marc Adams says:

    Awwwhhh, quit your complaining! After all, YOU are the ones that sent ME here to watch over your hard earned nest eggs aren’t you?

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  16. jeff bittner says:

    not eggzacly what america need , but that is eggzacly what you voted for. we are the mighty 585 NOW get back to work!!!

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  17. Mike Gribbell says:

    Now ladies I think this proves that we old wolves in congress know how best to handle your eggs so quit your clucking

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  18. David Sheridan says:

    What are you complaining about? You elected me.

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  19. Donna Logar says:

    This is the egg the Chicken-in-Chief laid when he ran around crying wolf..

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  20. Chad says:

    More nest eggs… or I will have to eat you!

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  21. Christine Goodenough says:

    Sorry guys, we missed our deadline and had to cut the pre-k program. However, we think we figured out a work-around so the impact won’t be that noticeable!

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  22. Martha Stewart says:

    You should see what Porky gave up.

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  23. Doug Solwick says:

    The “yolks” on you suckers!

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  24. John Claeys says:

    Looks like the “yokes” on you!

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  25. Super Dave says:

    The yoke is on you!

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  26. Guido Metzler says:

    The President says he is looking out for future generations, now lay more eggs!

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  27. richard smith says:

    You know what’s scarier than a fox in a hen house? Fat cats in the Congress!

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  28. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    If you chickadees get up ‘round Capitol Hill, you must come up and see me sometime.

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  29. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    If you’re raised by wolves you have to act like a wolf.

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  30. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Our new Social Security program will provide you with brand new battery cages in the lovely Caribbean resort of Guantánamo Bay.

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  31. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I want to thank you chickens for your coop’eration on our coop’romise!

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  32. Robby Fouts says:

    ” You’ve got it wrong !!-You can’t make an OMLET without breaking a few eggs !!”

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  33. Donna Logar says:

    Your eggs, our recipe – if we had a recipe.

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  34. Michael Sheehan says:

    Obama told me you’re not eggs-actly paying your fair share, so who’s willing to toss in a wing and a leg?

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  35. Julius Orth says:

    I know I said I would protect your interests when you put me in charge, but sacrifices have to be made if my friends and I are going to thrive.

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  36. Donna Logar says:

    Hey, don’t worry – we’re just playing chicken…

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  37. Mark Bowman says:

    Sequester, shmequester! You just keep making eggs and I’ll keep taking good care of them.

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  38. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Chicken Little, you lied! The sky didn’t fall.

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  39. Bob Charbonnier says:

    The game of playing chicken is finally over. You are no longer needed.

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  40. Dennis Udall says:

    Due to recent budget cuts, I expect you all to have double yolks from now on.

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  41. ROBBY FOUTS says:

    You see, it’s just like Ham and Eggs–The chicken’s obligated, the Pig’s commited”

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  42. Paul Phillips says:

    Sure entitlements are free…. to you. But it’s gonna cost your children big time!

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  43. Jeff Allee says:

    Sequester side up anyone?

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  44. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    You’re next, my little chickadees! You’re a banquet for the eyes.

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  45. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    So much for your retirement nest eggs.

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  46. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    What are you implying? I see no problem with me watching the hen house.

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  47. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Sorry, I’m trying to cut the pork from my diet.

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  48. Al Cohen says:

    “The Pres and I like to play the game of “CHICKEN”, the one who loses gets this egg on their face.”

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  49. Bob Canning says:

    This is your brain on politics. Any questions?

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  50. Mark Berube says:

    “In order to balance my breakfast I need toast, potatoes, bacon and some milk. You guys know any cash cows?”

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  51. Mark Berube says:

    “I’ll huff and I’ll bluff and I’ll blow this house down if you say anything about the egg on my face!”

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  52. Kellie Ambrose says:

    I’m the preverbial fox in the henhouse you’ve herd talk of.

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  53. Jean C. Fisher says:

    “Sorry, we don’t do ‘over-easy’ around here. Could I interest you in a generous side of pork?”

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  54. Roger Steinhorst says:

    Come right in my friends, I’m here to serve you.

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  55. Roger Steinhorst says:

    I’m really unhappy. I need more from you guys. Give me all you got.

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  56. Roger Steinhorst says:

    What do you mean, my chickens are coming home to roost. Get outa here. I don’t need you anymore.

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  57. richard smith says:

    Which one of you Republic Hens laid this rotten egg?

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  58. Brian Narelle says:

    I’m here to represent your interests. Are you interested in sunny side up or over easy?

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  59. Mel Ruiz says:

    A Bird in the Pan
    is worth two in the Coop

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  60. MARTHA HARPER says:

    What!? You expected me to educate your children? Wasn’t it obvious when you voted that I was a wolf?

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  61. MARTHA HARPER says:

    Welcome, come into our home and let me take care of you! Isn’t this what you voted for?

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  62. MARTHA HARPER says:

    You all need to brighten up and stop voting for the hand that DOESN’T feed you.

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  63. MARTHA HARPER says:

    I know you little chickens voted for me to represent you but now that the election is over I can’t take my hands out of your pockets!

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  64. Mark Bowman says:

    Don’t worry; everything’s fine. Now if a few of you would go to the store for me, I need salt, pepper, butter and a few barrels of pork.

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  65. Al Cohen says:

    “It’s impossible to finish this Obama’s omelette when my Republican eggs keep sticking to the plan..Oh, I mean pan.”

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  66. Richard Smith says:

    Which should I eat first…the chicken or the egg?

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  67. RITA JACOBS says:

    Of course we care about the effect global warming will have on your children’s future.

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