Wednesday, February 19, 2014


First Down

“If an NFL player can come out as gay, a Republican senator can come out as an NPR listener.”

—U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., referring to openly gay potential NFL player Michael Sam, on “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” National Public Radio, Saturday.

• Editorial Comment: Sounds like a concussion.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 



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