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The Last Word of Dec. 29

 gv122713c_color And now for this week’s winners …

“If you don’t find anything here to tempt you, we have your usual order of pork standing by.”
DONNA LOGAR, Santa Rosa

“Don’t worry about the check. It’s all on the house — I mean the taxpayers.”
MICHAEL SHEEHAN, Rohnert Park

“We prepared today’s menu especially for you. We have ‘sitting duck,’ ‘chicken with its head cut off,’ and ‘egg on your face.’ ”
Al COHEN, Santa Rosa

“May I suggest some whine to go with that?”
DALE STOUT, Sebastopol

“I see you’re full, but I must recommend the humble pie.”
VIRGINIA HAMILTON, Guerneville

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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.

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45 Responses to “The Last Word of Dec. 29”

  1. Chuck G says:

    Yes we do have a few specials today that you might be interested in….Bologna is a nice dish

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  2. Chuck G says:

    Yes Sir we do have a few specials tonight, I might suggest the Bologna!

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  3. Michael Sheehan says:

    Don’t worry about the small change, Senator… we still have plenty of waste, fraud and corruption to suit your every taste.

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  4. Julie Ambrose says:

    All of our menus have instructions on how to perform the Heimlich maneuver right here on the first page.

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  5. M. Motley (voting only - no caption)) says:

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  6. steve humphrey says:

    Our entire menu contains Pork..Sir

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  7. Richard Smith says:

    Happy New Year…all you cartoonist wannabes!

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  8. Brendan Powers says:

    “The only thing we’re out of is patience.”

    “Tonight’s special is buy one, keep your job.”

    “These all come with a glass of red, white or blue.”

    “Or, as you call it, the whine list.”

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  9. Bob Charbonnier says:

    You might want to start out with our House pairings. You’ll find them in our “Working Together” section.

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  10. Bob Charbonnier says:

    You might notice, we no longer have tea on our menu. It’s not that popular and we just don’t have time for it.

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  11. Al Cohen says:

    ” This is our “Do-Nothing” menu, we knew it would “meat” with your approval.”

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  12. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Welcome to the People’s Fat Farm; our menu items are guaranteed to make you more lean.

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  13. Michael Motley says:

    We have Chef Obama in the kitchen, so you’re going to either love all of these or hate all of these.

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  14. James Bennett says:

    I’ve had the ‘Hope ‘n Change’…
    what’s the special?

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  15. Northman says:

    ‘May I suggest the rhetoric appetizer followed by the pork barrel roast and for dessert, the creditability flambé’

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  16. Richard Smith says:

    May I recommend the lobbyist bisque in a white whine sauce?

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  17. Martha Harper says:

    We’ve deleted all the big business tax reforms. All that’s left are more cuts to the middleclass and poor just as you requested!

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  18. Kellie Ambrose says:

    It’s our new, hard to swallow menu.

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  19. Al COHEN says:

    “Your ordering your favorite Pork-Barrel special again today, so there is no need to look at these..”

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  20. Michael Motley says:

    It doesn’t matter what you pick; you can’t pass it anyway.

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  21. Jackson says:

    Those pesky tea party people are at it again sir.

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  22. Dale Stout says:

    Try the fried pork rinds, Bush Sr. loved them.

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  23. Mark Bowman says:

    May I recommend the Term Limit Casserole and the Pension Elimination Soup with a large side of antacid?

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  24. Bonnie Gilbert says:

    I’d like to see your whine list.

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  25. Roger Steinhorst says:

    This menu was created just for you by your constituents. What would you like?

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  26. Roger Steinhorst says:

    Would you be interested in our newest offerings. They are approved by 86% of the voters.

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  27. Roger Steinhorst says:

    Would you be interested in anything from our slim fast healthy menu?

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  28. Dale Stout says:

    I recommend the pork cutlets.

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  29. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    Our special today is our ” casserole for the 1% a la Feinstein “

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  30. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    For the main dish, I’d suggest the ” hall of shame” stew.

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  31. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    Sir, I would highly recommend the ” strengthening your spine” soup.

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  32. Dale Stout says:

    May I suggest some whine to go with that?

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  33. Bonnie Gilbert says:

    Could I see the Whine list first?

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  34. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    I see you’re full–but I must recommend the humble pie.

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  35. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    To help you make your decision on the Reform menu, the President suggests you have the twice baked socialism with a slight Marxist glaze….

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  36. thomas morabito says:

    May I suggest an appetizer of the poor followed by a main course of the middle class?

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  37. Michael Sheehan says:

    Don’t worry about the check…it’s all on the house, I mean the taxpayers.

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  38. Michael Sheehan says:

    Would you like your usual pork and glutton plate?

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  39. Donna Logar says:

    If you don’t find anything here to tempt you, we have your usual order of pork standing by.

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  40. Michael Sheehan says:

    May I suggest our term limits appetizer, followed by steaming bowl of fiscal discipline, and a final course of humility and common sense.

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  41. Richard Smith says:

    Specialty of the House,and Senate…pork barrel!

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  42. Richard Smith says:

    Care to try this specialty from chef Paula Deen…it’s crow!

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  43. Al Cohen says:

    ” We prepared today’s menu especially for you. We have, Sitting Duck, Chicken with its head cut off, and Egg on your face.”

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  44. Al Cohen says:

    “You might like today’s special, it’s called, “I have no stomach for reforms”.”

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  45. Al Cohen says:

    “so your ordering again today, the “I have no stomach for reforms special”?”

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