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The Last Word: Week of Jan. 5

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“This was the only shovel-ready job I could find.”

“Since we’re working at cross purposes, I assume you belong to the other party?”

“I took the path less traveled.”
DALE STOUT, Sebastopol

“Is this the right way to the global warming conference?”


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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30 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Jan. 5”

  1. John Long says:

    What are you doing, digging your way to Mexico?

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  2. Paul heidenreich says:

    Honest, I looked and looked but they all said “slow”!

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  3. Geoff Johnson says:

    My grandfather said he ran into Uncle Hans like this, during WWI

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  4. Dale Stout says:

    This snow is kicking my Aspercreme.

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  5. Dale Stout says:

    Don’t shovel yellow snow.

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  6. Voter says:


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  7. Donna Logar says:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m aiming for Florida.

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  8. Al Cohen says:

    Sure, they tell us unemployed that there is plenty of work to be had. I find that to be just another “Snow Job”.

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  9. Michael Sheehan says:

    I hope this “inconvenient” ice age ends soon, Dr. Smith, so we can renew our $1 million global warming research grant.

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  10. Donna Logar says:

    Since we’re working at cross purposes, I assume you belong to the Other Party?

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  11. Bob Charbonnier says:

    This was the only “shovel ready” job I could find.

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  12. Jeff Allee says:

    Didn’t we do this last year?

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  13. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    Keep digging Mr. Gore. What was that you said about the Arctic ice being gone by 2014?

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  14. Dale Stout says:

    That’s one small scoop for mankind.

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  15. Dale Stout says:

    I took the path less traveled.

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  16. Dale Stout says:

    We’ve crossed paths before, but never like this.

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  17. Mark Bowman says:

    Is this the right way to the global warming conference?

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  18. Michael Motley says:

    I’d rather bein a Sedona vortex than this Polar vortex.

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  19. Virginia Hamilton says:

    California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day!

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  20. Dale Stout says:

    I’ve had it up to here…and here…and here.

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  21. Dale Stout says:

    You missed a spot.

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  22. Al Cohen says:

    “You know it is possible that Al Gore got it wrong.”

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  23. Al Cohen says:

    ” The Tea Party must have hired you. They have a reputation for working at cross purposes.”

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  24. steve humphrey says:

    You haven’t seen a red Ford pickup have you?

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  25. Al Cohen says:

    “Your wife called, she wants you to walk the dog.”

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  26. Michael Sheehan says:

    Gosh, I miss the good old days of global warming!

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  27. Martha Harper says:

    If we can figure our where one our houses is, we can shovel there, have a beer and watch the game!

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  28. Michael Sheehan says:

    As I always say, if you’re going to survive in Washington DC, you need to learn how to “shovel it.”

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  29. Martha Harper says:

    Thanks for helping me shovel out my driveway!

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  30. Martha Harper says:

    I believe you’re lost, Representative Ryan. Try going a little left of Rand!

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