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The Last Word: Week of Dec. 15

14lastwordartAnd this week’s winners are …

“The First Dog will be having company in the doghouse when we get home.”
BRIAN WILLIAMS, Santa Rosa

“Hmmm. He did tell Congress that he was going to take more interest in foreign affairs.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“It’s a good thing he has Obamacare, because he’s going to need it!”
KELLIE AMBROSE, Santa Rosa

“As the saying goes, ‘It’s your funeral, buddy.’ ”
MICHAEL SHEEHAN, Rohnert Park

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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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76 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Dec. 15”

  1. Rhonda Findling says:

    I’m about to start some sign language of my own, using just one finger.

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  2. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    That picture won’t go in our album.

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  3. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    What part of “First Lady” don’t they understand?

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  4. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    If she gets elected I hope Bill gets better treatment than I do.

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  5. Al Cohen says:

    ” Hmmm…..He did tell Congress that he was going to take more interest in Foreign Affairs.”

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  6. Kellie Ambrose says:

    It’s a good thing he has Obamacare, because he,s going to need it!

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  7. john duffy says:

    If he thought the fight over health care was bad, just wait till we get home!

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  8. Northman says:

    “You break one camera and this is what you get?!”

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  9. Donna Logar says:

    The only holiday heat in the White House will be by burning the coal in his stocking.

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  10. Brian Williams says:

    I think Bo, the First Dog, is going to have some company in the doghouse very soon.

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  11. Richard Smith says:

    Oh boy,fox news is gonna be all over this!

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  12. Brian Williams says:

    The First Dog will be having company in the doghouse when we get home.

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  13. Al Cohen says:

    Did he just say to her, “Say Denmark Cheese”? Now I really am going to barf.

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  14. R.B. Fish says:

    If you want my weiner snitzel you can have my wiener snitzel. Period.

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  15. Mark Bowman says:

    I know one POTUS who is soon to be Prince Of The Uncomfortable Sofa!

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  16. Michael Sheehan says:

    Hillary warned me there’d be days like this.

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  17. Mark Bowman says:

    We’ll see if he’s still smiling when the First Lady becomes the Fierce Lady.

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  18. Karen L. Davies says:

    I’m not telling him that he’s on my ‘MakeUp Mirror’ app…

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  19. ED BAKER says:

    I wonder if Winnie has any tires left.

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  20. Karen L. Davies says:

    Delete!

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  21. BrIan Narelle says:

    I’m not falling for this Mount Rushmore impersonation story.

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  22. Karen L. Davies says:

    Guess who’s NOT coming to dinner?

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  23. Leeann Lidz says:

    Humph! Someone will be sleeping with his selfie tonight.

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  24. Richie Baker says:

    So what am I – chopped liver?

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  25. Just wait until I get you back on my plane!

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  26. Michael Sheehan says:

    From now on, I’m calling him Borat, not Barack.

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  27. Virginia Hamilton says:

    Photo tag: Having hella fun at Nelson’s awesome funeral. Like us on Facebook.

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  28. Donald Armstrong says:

    Whoa, That could be a new poster in support of birth control

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  29. Jeff Allee says:

    It’s a good thing Castro isn’t in this.

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  30. Michael Motley says:

    No caption; just voting.

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  31. Martha Harper says:

    I wish they had asked me!

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  32. Martha Harper says:

    There isn’t any room for even one more picture on our wall of fame!

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  33. Martha Harper says:

    When we get home I’m flushing that phone!

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  34. Just like children at a funeral!

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  35. I wonder which facie photo has more media coverage!

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  36. So much for giving up my brilliant legal career. I guess it’s true that blondes really do have more fun.

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  37. Donna Logar says:

    Your approval rating is zero, buster.

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  38. Donna Logar says:

    If you like your selfie, you can stuff your selfie. Period.

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  39. Don’t look at me, I’m not with them!

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  40. Elaine Hirt says:

    I’m going to ask the NSA who Barack has been calling and texting.

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  41. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    The keep acting like that and I’ll change their diet just like I’m changing the rest of the children.

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  42. Rae A. Sovel says:

    Smile,honey! Don’t give up hope! There’s still 12 days ’til Christmas!

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  43. Mike Shook says:

    “Whats so fascinating about Miley Cyrus twerking”?

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  44. Chuck G says:

    Don’t mind her, she loves all the perks that come with my job! She’ll get over it

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  45. mel hendrix says:

    How did they sneak their way into South Africa?

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  46. mel hendrix says:

    Did Monica Lewinsky dye her hair blonde?

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  47. Jerry St. George says:

    What about me

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  48. Jim Smith says:

    Guess who’s going to find out that there is another type of selfie?

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  49. Donald Armstrong says:

    The new three stooges

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  50. Donald Armstrong says:

    Clowns, must be a circus in town.

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  51. Bill Turner says:

    And for this I missed Monday Night Football.

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  52. Jim Owen Jr says:

    This Selfie is gonna be the 2013 version of the 3 Stooges !!!!!

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  53. Jim Owen Jr says:

    It’s obvious to me that one of them ate Beans for Lunch & I think I know who !!!!!

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  54. Dale Stout says:

    Physician, heal thy selfie.

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  55. Al Cohen says:

    Mandela is up there saying to Dangerfield,”I bet even you had more respect at your funeral”.

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  56. Dale Stout says:

    I’m positive this photo is going to be negative.

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  57. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    “Laughing a pictures of my back side at a funeral… how disrespectful”

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  58. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I think it’s time for my own Selfie, say one with a shirtless Putin or maybe one with Ted Cruz.

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  59. Bob Charbonnier says:

    That’s it! There’s going to be a blonde Michelle in the White House when we get home.

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  60. Bob Charbonnier says:

    If he hadn’t restricted the Press Photographers’ access, this wouldn’t have had to happen.

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  61. Donna Logar says:

    Me, my selfie, and I…uh oh.

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  62. Kellie Ambrose says:

    He’s going to need a selfie tonight!

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  63. He’d better watch it, or else the next funeral may be his.

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  64. Michael Motley says:

    After this stunt he’s going to get nothing BUT selfies for a while.

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  65. Richard Smith says:

    Two years ago he couldn’t even text!

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  66. Al Cohen says:

    “If he says,”say cheese”, I’m going to through up.”

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  67. Al Cohen says:

    ” I’ll wipe that smile off his face when I take the Air Force One home, and he has to fly commercial.”

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  68. Richard Smith says:

    If he says she’s the best looking prime minister in the country…I’m out of here!

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  69. Brian Baker says:

    ….come to the coast…have a few laughs….see the White House…

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  70. Jeff Mayo says:

    Blondes DO have more fun !

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  71. James Bennett says:

    This is me embracing Frank Marshall Davis back in Chicago.

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  72. James Bennett says:

    This is me embracing Mohamed Morsi.

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  73. James Bennett says:

    Look at all the results from my ‘you can keep your doctor speech’!

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  74. Bonnie Gilbert says:

    You just wait till we get home, little mister!

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  75. Michael Sheehan says:

    As the saying goes, “It’s your funeral, buddy.”

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  76. Michael Sheehan says:

    I used to like Danish tasty pastry, but not any more!

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