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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 2

31lastwordeditedcolor This week’s top picks are …

“Uh oh. What if hell actually does freeze over?”
GREG AANESTAD, Sebastopol

“Down here you don’t have to worry about no-burn days.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Does this mean it won’t be hotter than hell here?”
ROSALIE GILLMORE, Petaluma

“Guess I better invest in some sweaters!”
JOHN LONG, Santa Rosa

“What the hell?”
JEFF ALLEE, Santa Rosa

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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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50 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 2”

  1. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Clearly, Fire beats Ice.

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  2. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    So, how do you like me now?

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  3. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Now Every One is dying to get in here.

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  4. Julie Ambrose says:

    Cold day in hell might be a nice change of pace.

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  5. Julie Ambrose says:

    Freezing might be a nice change of pace.

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  6. Susan Harbour says:

    Eye-catching headline, but it’s still worse down here.

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  7. Susan Harbour says:

    The assessment of the temperature of Hell needs a flashy headline. Call my PR guy.

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  8. Susan Harbour says:

    Who would have thought I’d be crooning “Baby It’s Cold Outside”?

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  9. Geoff Johnson says:

    Tell the crew to leave the sinners where they are, so long as the weather remains hellish

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  10. Geoff Johnson says:

    Of course it’s colder than hell — EVERYTHING is!

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  11. Geoff Johnson says:

    Maybe I should buy a sweater?

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  12. Geoff Johnson says:

    Fire and ice — reminds me of an old girlfriend.

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  13. Richard Smith says:

    They sure as hell can’t blame this on me !

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  14. Valorie Whitehall says:

    Holy Moley! Where are the sublet ads, I need to move to a warmer climate.

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  15. Kellie Ambrose says:

    I’m confused, does this prove or disprove global warming?

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  16. Geoff Johnson says:

    It must be cold as a titch’s wit there these days — and I should know!

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  17. Geoff Johnson says:

    Cold like that makes even ME shiver!

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  18. Geoff Johnson says:

    Not a snowball’s chance it’ll bother me here.

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  19. Mark Bowman says:

    With mankind creating its own hell, who’s gonna need my place?

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  20. Al Cohen says:

    ” Heaven forbid that this vortex thing could actually cause a cold day in hell.”

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  21. Bob Charbonnier says:

    If that comes my way, I could be put out of business.

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  22. Bob Charbonnier says:

    I knew that would happen when they started lowering carbon emissions.

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  23. Al Cohen says:

    ” For Heaven’s sake, you better get your flu shot.”

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  24. Jeff Allee says:

    What the hell?

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  25. Greg Aanestad says:

    “Uh oh, what if Hell actually does freeze over?”

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  26. Rosalie Gillmore says:

    Does it mean it won’t be hotter than hell here?

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  27. Ann Hancock says:

    Huh? Record-breaking heat and the polar vortex are connected?

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  28. Tim Collins says:

    “Hillary” won the nomination?

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  29. Tim Collins says:

    I thought I had at least until the November elections!

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  30. Tim Collins says:

    Somebody get me Al Gore on the horn, quick!

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  31. wayne wolski says:

    Damnation…I’m being muscled out of the misery business!

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  32. Tim Collins says:

    Somebody get me Al Gore on the horn qick!

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  33. John Markarian says:

    “If this gets any worse, maybe I should put some money on the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series?”

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  34. Geoff Johnson says:

    Damned if I understand this Vortex business

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  35. Geoff Johnson says:

    It must be hell in the Midwest

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  36. Geoff Johnson says:

    It couldn’t happen here — could it?

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  37. Geoff Johnson says:

    What new deviltry is this?

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  38. Geoff Johnson says:

    I could probably sell some of this energy to Sonoma Clean Power

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  39. Geoff Johnson says:

    Maybe I ought to turn down the fire, I think we’re breaking through

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  40. Mark Bowman says:

    Used to be people didn’t want to be here. Now they’re lining up to get in!

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  41. John Long of Santa Rosa, CA says:

    Guess I better invest in some sweaters!

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  42. Al COHEN says:

    “I didn’t get it thru my thick skin, that even I should have gotten a flu shot.”

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  43. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    I have so many politicians down here I’m running out of room for every other miscreant!

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  44. Al COHEN says:

    ” Okay, I’ll play the Devils Advocate.The vortex proves there is no global warming.”

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  45. Some like it hot, some like it cold,
    Sonoma likes rain to fall – better than gold!

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  46. Al COHEN says:

    “Down here you don’t have to worry about no burn days.”

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  47. Richard Smith says:

    Who would have thought it would get this far south?!!

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  48. Richard Smith says:

    Hell is freezing over…and I haven’t a thing to wear!

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  49. Richard Smith says:

    Seattle won the Super Bowl ? No wonder hell is freezing over!

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  50. Mark Bowman says:

    It could finally happen. Hell might actually freeze over.

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