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The Last Word of Dec. 22

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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 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

43 Responses to “The Last Word of Dec. 22”

  1. Richard Smith says:

    Please make my parents get a divorce …so I’ll get two Christmases and two birthdays!

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  2. Martha Harper says:

    All I want to Christmas is for my dad to find a job! Or, have his unemployment benefits continue! Or, at the very least, have our food stamps benefit continue so I don’t starve!

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  3. Martha Harper says:

    My mom asked me to ask you for a new husband in the New Year!

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  4. Dale Stout says:

    I’ll be your ‘Naughty or Nice’ informant…for a price.

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  5. Michael Motley says:


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  6. Al Cohen says:

    ” I’d like to return the pajamas you gave me last Christmas, what is your return policy?”

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  7. Virginia Hamilton says:


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  8. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Santa, my Christmas Miracle is just about to happen. The Ex Lax my Mommy gave me is just kicking in!.

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  9. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Santa, I know at least one thing you and Dolly Parton have in common !!!!!.

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  10. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Santa, is that true that your Wife is hooking up with George Clooney when your gone?.

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  11. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Hey Santa, Will you do me a favor?. Next time I come for a visit, will you pop a couple of Altoids?.

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  12. mel hendrix says:

    I would like world peace, no one hungry, equality,stop me if I’m asking for too much.

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  13. Northman says:

    I would just like to keep my current insurance policy and Doctor..

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  14. Kellie Ambrose says:

    How about a little rain!

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  15. Jim Owen Jr says:

    I know Mommy and Daddy got me a Pet Hamster for Christmas, and their hiding it in their Bedroom somewhere.Because at night time I hear a lot of squeaking coming from their Room.

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  16. Al Cohen says:

    ” I just wet my pants.”

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  17. Al Cohen says:

    I know it’s impossible for Noah to have all those animals on the ark, and I know it’s impossible for you to get all those toys on your sleigh, but by being gullible I’ve got everything I’ve ever wanted, so here goes.

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  18. James Bennett says:

    Santa, for Christmas, I want America to abolish The Federal Reserve…100 years of debt enslavement is enough.

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  19. Donna Logar says:

    My only wish is for peace in every heart.

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  20. Richard Smith says:

    Can you give my Dad a job making toys at the North Pole? Then we can afford a puppy!

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  21. Michael Sheehan says:

    Can I have myself a merry little Christmas, Mr. Duck Dynasty, if I promise NOT to make the Yuletide gay?

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  22. Roger Steinhorst says:

    I would like a stocking cap for my little brother and a pair of mittens for my sister.

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  23. Roger Steinhorst says:

    Gimmy an iPad, an iPod, an iPhone and if it is not asking too much, I like a flat screen, smart tv for my bedroom. I have been a good boy.

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  24. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    All I want for Christmas is to sit on the REAL Santa’s lap.

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  25. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    I guess you’ve heard the news, that the reindeer are starting a strike tonight?

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  26. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    Once upon a time, there was an old man who pretended to be Santa Claus.

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  27. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    O.k., I’ll pretend to believe in you, if you really give me that train set over there.

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  28. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    Your costume didn’t fool me dad, I’ve seen it in your closet!

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  29. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    I know you are faking it, but since you are here anyway, maybe you can can give me that bicycle I really want?

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  30. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I was told to ask for Obamacare, but what I really want is a toy truck.

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  31. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    Santa… I want a Media talking head doll that doesn’t discriminate against anybody except Christians.

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  32. Richard Smith says:

    Please don’t give out any more toy guns for Christmas!

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  33. Jeff Allee says:

    Hey, that lady was right. You are white.

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  34. Michael Motley says:

    How exactly are you defining “naughty?”

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  35. Michael Motley says:

    . . . and if I can’t have a pony, then I just want to win the caption contest.

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  36. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    I want you to get me into the 1%.

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  37. Michael Sheehan says:

    I want pot legalized for everyone. I’m 30 and have used it for decades, and it hasn’t affected my emotional or physical development at all.

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  38. Al Cohen says:

    ” I’m asking for just two things, world peace, and Miley Cyrus.”

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  39. John Summers says:

    “Hey Santa, is that an NSA microphone hidden in your beard?”

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  40. George Marek says:

    Santa, I’d like a real gun since toy guns are so dangerous”

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  41. Kevin Eisenberg says:

    Bring me the gifts I want or I release the whole naughty/nice database and your cell phone recordds.

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  42. Terry says:

    I want my mom and dad to quit getting mad at me for lying. They’ve been lying about you to me for years.

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  43. Bruce Hagen says:

    When the North Pole is melted you can come live with me!

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