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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 16

14lastword And the winners are …

“It looks like Wall Street is downsizing.”
CHUCK FINCH, Santa Rosa

“Tort reform? What was Congress thinking?”
DONNA LOGAR, Santa Rosa

“If I could afford an attorney, I’d sue.”
EARL WHITEHILL, Healdsburg

“I think maybe the state Bar needs to raise the bar.”
MICHAEL MOTLEY, Santa Rosa

“Should I tell them we don’t have any Pliny?”
GREG HURD, 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.

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





58 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 16”

  1. drmrs says:

    Call the President and ask him to reconvene the Supreme Court and Congress. Also, call-out the National Guard. We need to neutralize the mob with American ingenuity. drmrs 2/20/2014

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  2. Al Cohen says:

    . ” I think we might reconsider sending our son to law school.”

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  3. Michael Sheehan says:

    It’s just the Senate Democrat getting ready for after the November elections.

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  4. Kellie Ambrose says:

    You better hide your lunch.

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  5. Mike Tilden says:

    (voting)

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  6. M. Motley (Just Voting) says:

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  7. Donna Logar says:

    Tort reform! What was Congress thinking?

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  8. Geoff Johnson says:

    As soon as I let them all in, you put up the “This Window Closed” sign

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  9. Geoff Johnson says:

    These are lawyers and accountants — professional people.

    So maybe you should lock your purse in the safe.

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  10. drmrs says:

    “Batten down the hatches!” A “wave” of people are trying to “flood” the building. drmrs 2/19/2014

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  11. Bob Charbonnier says:

    But we were told not to let them in until after the mid-term elections.

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  12. Michael Motley says:

    Lucky for them, the Monterey Bay Aquarium needs 100 new sharks.

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  13. LINDA MIRANDA says:

    I QUIT!!!

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  14. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    I say, “Let ‘em eat cake.”

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  15. Richard Smith says:

    They’re all wanting a part in Men in Black 4!

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  16. Michael Motley says:

    I object!

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  17. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    I think they are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the 830 billion dollar stimulus and how well it worked.

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  18. Michael Motley says:

    I think maybe the bar needs to raise the bar.

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  19. Mark Bowman says:

    Remember, no matter what they say, they can’t charge us for filling out the paperwork.

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  20. Richard Smith says:

    That reminds me…have you made out your will ,Sue?

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  21. Geoff Johnson says:

    By the way, Miss Jones, this is your last day.

    I’ll be working your window tomorrow.

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  22. Geoff Johnson says:

    The working people have used up all their benefits.

    These are recent Wall Street layoffs.

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  23. Jeff Allee says:

    I hate Mondays.

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  24. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    What do I tell ‘em? All the “bottom feeder” positions are filled.

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  25. Richard Smith says:

    There’s lawyers,guns,and money…let’s get out of here!

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  26. Mark Bowman says:

    (to replace previously submitted caption)

    Brace yourself! Here comes the downside of tort reform.

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  27. Earl Whitehall says:

    If I could afford an attorney I’d sue!

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  28. Maurice Fliess says:

    They say they’re career diplomats who were passed over for ambassadorships.

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  29. Pat Foley says:

    “If they argue before you dismiss their case!”

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  30. Jim Owen Jr says:

    I don’t wanna let these Unemployed Losers in right now. I’m right in the middle of a I Love Lucy Marathon !

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  31. Geoff Johnson says:

    Lawyers! If they’d just sue each other, they’d all have work.

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  32. Geoff Johnson says:

    Opening, Miss Jones? No way! I’m setting the dead bolt.

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  33. Geoff Johnson says:

    I’ll get rid of this bunch, and then we can go for coffee.

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  34. Mark Bowman says:

    Brace yourself! Here comes the aftermath of tort reform.

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  35. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    “Change” has arrived….now, quick, find that “Hope”.

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  36. mel hendrix says:

    Looks like black Friday again.

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  37. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    Word is out that politicians facing re-election can preregister for benefits.

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  38. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    It looks like Wall Street is downsizing.

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  39. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    It’s just overflow from the brewery down the street.

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  40. John Long of Santa Rosa says:

    Quick, call the police! We have a mob out there.

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  41. Michael Sheehan says:

    I WARNED you that the new law making it mandatory for lawyers to have at least one human parent would put most of them out of business!

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  42. Harold Steele says:

    Move as slow as you can. We don’t want
    them to stampede

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  43. Greg Hurd says:

    Should I tell them we don’t have any Pliny?

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  44. Julie Ambrose says:

    Quick, call Justin Bieber!

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  45. Michael Gray says:

    Remember: Offer everyone a job working in the vineyards. If they refuse, no benefits.

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  46. Pat Foley says:

    “First, kill all the lights!”

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  47. Bill Krumbein says:

    Just be thankful you have a job

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  48. Pat Foley says:

    “They’re facing capital punishment!”

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  49. Al Cohen says:

    ” Remember they have to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”

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  50. Al Cohen says:

    ” Be ready, they will all want retainer fees.”

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  51. Geoff Johnson says:

    Give me a minute to leave, before you let them in — I just got laid off.

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  52. Greg Karraker says:

    With this administration, they all want our jobs. They’re the only ones left.

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  53. Martha Harper says:

    Tell Boehner his mistakes have come home to roost!

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  54. Martha Harper says:

    When I open this door RUN! I’ll be right behind you. We don’t have any money to give them and I don’t want to be drawn and quartered!

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  55. Martha Harper says:

    The starved are at the front door. We have no back door. We’re doomed!

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  56. Martha Harper says:

    Call Boehner! Tell him to round up his people and make them give us some help!

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  57. Martha Harper says:

    The Republicans have abandoned us. We’re on our own and the zombies are at our door!

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  58. Tim Collins says:

    “Tell them to blame their Congressmen for no more money”? “THESE ARE THE CONGRESSMEN”!

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