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The Last Word: Week of Jan. 19

18lastwordcolor And the winners are …

“Note to self: Need new advisers.”
EARL WHITEHALL, Healdsburg

“There’s going to be a few openings around here pretty soon.”
JULIE AMBROSE, Santa Rosa

“Look, I have enough stooges feeding me information.”
JIM FAHY, Santa Rosa

“When I said ‘Send in the clowns’ I thought it was clear that I was joking.”
MARK BOWMAN, Santa Rosa

“I think we can use them in Obamacare planning.”
DENNIS MARVIN, Santa Rosa

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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.

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The cartoons are drawn by Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star since 1994.

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81 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Jan. 19”

  1. Tim Collins says:

    What did I do to piss-off Jim Fahy from Santa Rosa?

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  2. R.B. Fish says:

    Hmmm..if I get unemployment up to 20% by end of year I’ll be on schedule to take over the country…we’re going to have triple down on everything…

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  3. Julius says:

    Who invited congress?

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  4. Julie Bennett says:

    Really??? They sent me these three stooges?

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  5. Julie Bennett says:

    It’s a miracle I’m still sitting behind this desk.

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  6. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    I’ve told them over and over that George W. is NOT a role model.

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  7. Jim Fahy says:

    Who the %$#& is Tim Collins?

    Jim Fahy
    Santa Rosa

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  8. Geoff Johnson says:

    I know three White House stooges who will soon be unemployed

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  9. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Lots of Hope, but little Change. There must be something else I should be doing.

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  10. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    How many stooges does it take to destroy the economy?

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  11. Michael Sheehan says:

    I just hate it when my relatives show up uninvited.

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  12. Geoff Johnson says:

    These guys are as weak as they come, and they work for ME

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  13. Donna Logar says:

    If Moe doesn’t smack him, I will.

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  14. Rob Huffman says:

    “Wonderful. Now the Tea Party leadership shows up.”

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  15. Earl Whitehall says:

    Note to self: Need new advisors

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  16. Julie Ambrose says:

    There’s going to be a few openings around here pretty soon,

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  17. Martha Harper says:

    Republicans cut unemployment benefits. Their motto is “out of sight, out of mind”!

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  18. Martha Harper says:

    It’s amazing how our unemployed percentage went down when the Republican’s cut their benefits. But that’s Republican math for you!

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  19. Martha Harper says:

    These Republican clowns are blaming me when THEY are ones that shut the government down putting people out of work!

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  20. Mark Bowman says:

    I wouldn’t mind so much except I’m afraid Ringling Brothers has taken over the Fed.

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  21. Mark Bowman says:

    When I said “Send in the clowns” I thought it was clear I was joking.

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  22. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Hmm, is this report about me or the employment figures?

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  23. Ted Stephens says:

    If you like your job you can keep it.

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  24. Ted Stephens says:

    Whatya mean when they kept telling me to pour on more and more Keynesian Economics they were talking about my homeland rather than the British Economist!

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  25. Steve Foster says:

    Who hired these stooges?

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  26. Jeff Allee says:

    So they’re blaming it all on some guy named Shemp?

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  27. Richard Smith says:

    I think there’s gonna be a few Forty Niners looking for a new job!

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  28. Steve DePaoli, Sebastopol says:

    You dropped your list of shovel ready jobs

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  29. Geoff Johnson says:

    You’re my top advisors. So what do I do about this?

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  30. Geoff Johnson says:

    Somebody tell “Nyuk Nyuk” this report is no joke

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  31. If my crack team of economic advisers doesn’t turn things around, I’ll be the one butting heads, poking eyes and pulling hair!

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  32. Michael Sheehan says:

    I thought they’d be an improvement over Pelosi, Reid and Biden.

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  33. Michael Sheehan says:

    I guess it’s becoming obvious to almost everyone what MY next job will be.

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  34. Michael Sheehan says:

    Darn…they finally figured out I’m really Shemp.

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  35. Mike Dalton says:

    “How can I spin this as something positive?!”

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  36. Mark Bowman says:

    I hate it when my economic advisers make me look like Shemp.

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  37. John Long of Santa Rosa says:

    If comedian is the only available job for the citizens, something is seriously wrong!

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  38. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    Well, drone pilots would be one possibility

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  39. Tim Collins says:

    Well men, at least your jobs are safe, your all being transferred back to “Hillary’s” staff!

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  40. Yolanda V. Martínez says:

    Strange! I don’t remember seeing them in Congress.

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  41. Geoff Johnson says:

    Let’s face it: some people are simply unemployable

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  42. Geoff Johnson says:

    I can always blame it on these holdovers from the Bush Administration.

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  43. Al Cohen says:

    ” Who is the joker out there that said,” I thought there were only three stooges”.”5 56883495

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  44. Dale Stout says:

    I did ask for ‘Moe jobs.

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  45. Tim Collins says:

    So, your my new new public relations advisers from “Dewey, Cheatem and Howe”, welcome aboard men”!

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  46. Tim Collins says:

    “This job report is a joke”! “You men, spread-out and find the one whose in charge of jobs and the economy around here”!

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  47. Tim Collins says:

    “Wait a minute fellas,,,,this is a pardon application for Rod Blagojevich, Chris Christie and all the Kardashians’”!

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  48. Tim Collins says:

    “The things I could have done with a team of advisers like this during my time in office”!

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  49. Jim Owen Jr says:

    I tell Ya. Todays just not my Day. Here I have this weak Jobs report in front of me. Now three odd looking Guys claiming to be John Boehner, Chris Christie & Mitch Mcconnell our here in my Office snickering at me.

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  50. Dennis Marvin says:

    I think we can use them in Obamacare planning.

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  51. Jim Fahy says:

    Look! I have enough stooges feeding me information!

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  52. Al Cohen says:

    ” I’m confused..No not about this report, because I’ve already been elected, but I’m confused which one is Larry, and which one is Moe?”

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  53. S.P.McJunkins says:

    Seriously, you could have done better?

    Shovel-ready Jobs………F
    Fast and Furious……….F
    Most Transparent Administration….F
    IRS Targeting………….F
    ObamaCare.gov roll-out….F
    ???…………………..?

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  54. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    This report blew my cover. Now they know I’m the 4th Stooge.

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  55. Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa says:

    Hm… I guess we could use a few more heads at the NSA.

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  56. Geoff Johnson says:

    I utterly deny the charge that my PR men are a bunch of hacks and stooges

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  57. Tim Collins says:

    “Come to think of it, they can’t do much worse”!

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  58. Geoff Johnson says:

    It’s not much; but it’s better than a slap upside the head, or a finger in my eye.

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  59. steve humphrey says:

    Well at least I have some supporters left.

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  60. John Long of Santa Rosa says:

    Who are these clowns, and where’s their makeup?

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  61. Tim Collins says:

    “LIVE”! from Washington D.C., “it’s my last term in office”!

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  62. Tim Collins says:

    If this keeps up I may “have” to appoint Steven Segal, governor of New Jersey!

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  63. Tim Collins says:

    These NSA think-tank, spy guys kill me, I mean, well not “KILL ME”! but well,,,, you know!

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  64. Tim Collins says:

    “If sending his advance staff to Washington is Gov. Chris Christies idea of a joke, he’s in real trouble”!

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  65. Tim Collins says:

    “I may have to listen to these republican numskulls, but I “Soit-en-ly” don’t have to like it”!

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  66. Tim Collins says:

    Not those “IBECILS” from congress again!

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  67. Tim Collins says:

    NYUK? NYUK? OH, now I get it, things are bad all over, there are no job openings in N.Y. or the U.K., NYUK, NYUK!

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  68. Al Cohen says:

    “Talk about a poke in the eye right before my State of the Union speech.”

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  69. Harry Brown says:

    “Why sointley is Not the report I’m Looking for”

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  70. Dale Stout says:

    If I could only export stupidity.

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  71. Dale Stout says:

    I ask for Biden and instead they send me three stooges.

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  72. Dale Stout says:

    I should have been a golf pro.

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  73. Gib Martinez says:

    “Soitenly, alas, I’m just a victim of circumstance”.

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  74. Dale Stout says:

    To work, or not to work, that is the question.

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  75. Dale Stout says:

    Nyet

    Nyet

    Nyet

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  76. Al Cohen says:

    “The stooges over in the Congress shouldn’t be laughing as this report is about their jobs.”

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  77. Kevin Parsons says:

    Creating jobs is harder than making these clowns gentlemen!

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  78. Robert Plantz says:

    We’re half way there. I don’t know if half found jobs or half stopped looking.

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  79. Geoff Johnson says:

    I put the best men I have to work on this issue, and I still don’t get results.

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  80. Richard Smith says:

    If these three stooges can hold down a job…anyone can!

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  81. James Bennett says:

    The job report is worse than that,
    you must think we’re all a bunch of…

    STOOGES!

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