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Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest:

What do you have to say about Congress?


Mike Smith

What should the word bubble say? Tell us in the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest.

It's time for the January edition of the Smithereens Cartoon Caption Contest — where you get to help create an editorial cartoon.

The rules are simple: The award-winning Mike Smith provides a cartoon with a blank word bubble. You tell us what it should say.

All you have to do is submit your suggested caption in the comments below by 5 p.m. Jan. 16.

We'll pick our five favorite entries and then you can vote for the winner between Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. Then we'll announce the winner on Jan. 31.

You can see last month's winner here.

Good luck!

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  1. Looks like a job for F.E.M.A.

  2. Interesting - we're still standing.

  3. So maybe the Mayans got it half right.

  4. The "spin" cycle was set too high this time.

  5. I think we did the right thing pushing it over.

  6. I thought it was a Outhouse from the smell!!

  7. The best view of one's poor decisions is from beyond the edge looking back.

  8. Essentially, the Capitol lacked capital in our capital.

  9. I wonder if this will impact my allowance.

  10. "Are we standing on a large Dog?"

  11. We've still got Barack Obama and The Supremes.

  12. Till debt do us part.

  13. The ayes have it.

  14. I wonder how much that'll cost to fix.

  15. They took the bailout.

  16. My Dad said that the fiscal cliff is a metaphor for being lazy, stupid, childish, etc.

  17. Oh ... Physical cliff, NOT fiscal cliff. I demand a revote!

  18. My mom says they can't find solutions because they lost their moral compass.

  19. You didn't finish your construction bills.

  20. Appears the "balanced approach" was tilted too much toward pork.

  21. "See! It doesn't matter. Neither Red nor Blue Bull gives you wings"!

  22. Oh no he didn't

  23. That should solve most of our problems.

  24. The party of the first part couldn't get along with the party of the second part.

  25. I hope a bunch of the 1% Billionaires and their lobbyist are down below looking up.

  26. This is one way to get them all out of office!!

  27. Why didn't we think of this years ago?

  28. Wall Street is next!!

  29. The Chinese foreclosed on it for non payment then determined it was the worst fixer upper they'd ever seen....said it was easier to "dump it all" and start with a fresh slate!

  30. What a relief! The government insured the Capitol for $17 trillion. Now we can break even!

  31. its called a FORECLOSURE, IDIOTS

  32. That was a little heavier than tea.

  33. well merlin you were right i should have listened to you (it's to top heavy)with (iou's)=($$$$)its gonna tip over and it did now what do we do(could you tell me the future or is it a secret.merlin said(we all should get along no right or left(republican or democrat)were all americans.hmmm says merlin where did that come from.thats all i have sire.

  34. Lemming Aid.

  35. A House divided will fall.

  36. That's got my vote.

  37. and they said this was a "Do Nothing Congress"!

  38. I'm surprised they didn't make cliffs illegal as well!

  39. I saw this coming, I read the cliff notes.

  40. You was right Mr. Rockefeller, we the banks do own this country.

  41. "I guess that answers the question, how many Republicans does it take to push the country off a cliff?"

  42. They'll be ok. Unlike us.....they've all got golden parachutes.

  43. Talk about a lack of concern, they didnt even leave a suicide note!

  44. We don't have a spending problem

  45. I think it's time we mint that coin

  46. Next stop... the white house!

  47. Oops... wrong cliff!

  48. Steve Wynn's building a bigger one

  49. Where The White House Ends: The overspending and ignorance of Our Government

  50. The politicians all thought the fiscal cliff was just a metaphor. If they're lucky, they'll land on the housing bubble.

  51. That solves our biggest problem!

  52. Now that's what I call real disaster relief!

  53. We call it the
    FIX-ALL cliff

  54. Don't worry, We'll build a new one by raising Taxes on Unemployment.

  55. Why don't they just have the 47% pay taxes for a new one.

  56. Kinda reminds me when Dick Cheney fell on Colon Powell...Ooops..

  57. I feel like this is a cartoon. How long is it going to float on the cliff edge before it falls?