Robert Griffin III leaves his Fiesta Bowl coverage duties for a very good reason

ESPN offered a multitude of ways to watch the VRBO Fiesta Bowl between TCU and Michigan, including the “Field Pass,” with Robert Griffin III, Taylor Lewan, Cole Cubelic, and AQ Shipley. But as the second half unfolded — and TCU and Michigan kept scoring points — RG3 suddenly took a phone call.
And immediately had to make a break from his coverage, the sideline, and even State Farm Stadium.
The reason? A very good one.
His wife had gone into labor:

“Sorry guys, I gotta go.”
Exactly. When that call comes, you drop whatever it is that you are doing and get to the nearest mode of transportation. For Griffin, he flashed the 4.41 speed that he showed at the 2012 Combine as he headed for the exits.
Although, it did take a moment for his coworkers to realize what was happening. While Shipley and Cubelic wondered if RG3 needed to make a break for other reasons, Lewan was the first to realized what was happening.
RG3 might miss the end of what has been an incredible Fiesta Bowl between TCU and Michigan, but he will miss it for all the right reasons. […]


U.S. Court of Appeals Rule MAGA Hat Is Free Speech

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the case Dodge v. Evergreen School District decided a Washington middle school teacher was exercising his free speech rights while wearing his red MAGA hat at school training sessions.Middle school teacher Eric Dodge started to wear his MAGA hat to school meetings in 2019 but principal  Caroline Garrett threatened disciplinary actions against Dodge if he continued to wear the hat.
Dodge claimed principal Garrett called him a racist and a homophobe for wearing the hat and stated, “you need to have your union rep” if you wear the hat to school anymore.

Reuters reported:

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there was no evidence that the teacher, Eric Dodge, had caused any actual disruption by bringing the hat supporting former President Donald Trump to teacher-only trainings at his Vancouver, Washington, school.

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MAGA hat is free speech, says court in reviving threatened teacher’s lawsuit https://t.co/11I21QEvNw pic.twitter.com/z07WdXf4fj
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 30, 2022

Trump-appointed Judge Danielle Forrest ruled, “Some may not like the political message being conveyed is par for the course and cannot itself be a basis for finding disruption of a kind that outweighs the speaker’s First Amendment rights,”.

The case originally went before U.S. District Judge James Robart, who ruled the principal’s actions were not unconstitutional.
The 9th Circuit, however, reversed the District judge’s decision, ruling staff members being offended is not enough to override Dodge’s Constitutional free-speech rights.

A good free speech opinion out of the 9th Cir. Wearing a MAGA hat during a training session doesn’t disrupt school operations. Teachers can’t be disciplined for expressing political opinions absent some showing that doing so interferes with their function as a public employee. https://t.co/IoP3u4A14X
— Eric Sell (@EricSell) December 29, 2022

The red cap with those four words MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN  has been triggering liberals for the last seven years and this new court decision ensures it will trigger more people in years to come. […]


Watch: ‘Santa Putin’ Swaps Out Same-Sex Couple for Mother & Father in Russian Propaganda Video

Propaganda video from Russia shows the country’s President Vladimir Putin dressed as Santa Claus swapping out a boy’s gay couple guardians for a mother and father on Christmas Eve.In this critique the West’s woke LGBTQ+ culture, Putin promotes traditional gender norms by leaving behind soccer balls, toy cars and a drum kit for the boy on Christmas.

But not before leaving behind a mother and father for the boy in place of a gay couple.Russia had outlawed the promotion of LGBTQ+ culture in the country regardless of age earlier this month.Putin had previously referred to the LGBTQ movement as “close to a crime against humanity” for teaching children they can arbitrarily change their gender.“It is terrible when children in the West are taught the idea that a boy can become a girl,” he said in 2021. […]


Get To Know Touch With This Dev Board

In the catalogue of the Chinese parts supplier LCSC can be found many parts not available from American or European suppliers, and thus anyone who wants to evaluate them can find themselves at a disadvantage. [Sleepy Pony Labs] had just such a part catch their eye, the Sam&Wing AI08 8 channel capacitive touch controller. How to evaluate a chip with little information? Design a dev board, of course!
The chip tested is part of a family all providing similar functionality, but with a variety of interface options. The part tested has eight touch inputs and a BCD output. Said output is used to feed a 74 series decoder chip and drive some LEDs. The touch pads were designed with reference to a Microchip application note which incidentally makes for fascinating reading on the subject as it covers far more than just simple touch buttons.
Whether or not you’ll need this touch chip is a matter for your own designs, however, what this project demonstrates is that with the ready availability of cheap custom PCBs and unexpected parts it’s not beyond reason to create boards just for evaluation purposes.
Perhaps the subject of a previous Hackaday piece would have found this board useful. […]


Scotland Police Face Backlash After Report Renaming Pedophiles as ‘Minor-Attracted People’

The Scottish police have been chastised for a report that uses the term “Minor-Attracted People” instead of using pedophiles, raising concerns that it would normalize child abuse.
In the year-end report by Chief Constable Iain Livingstone on child abuse and exploitation, he stated, “The project’s main agenda is to develop understanding and approach to avoid the victimization of children by engaging Minor-Attracted People (MAPs) and providing them with the necessary support, treatment and guidance to help prevent criminal activities.”

The police defended its action by claiming that the wording used in the annual report was modeled after European Union’s terminology.
A spokesperson for the department stated that the word “MAPs” is not one they use to characterize child abusers and that its use in the report has to be understood in context, Scottish Daily Express reported.

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A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland does not use the term Minor-Attracted Person. The reference in the Chief Constable’s Assessment of Policing Performance 2021/22 was in the context of Police Scotland’s engagement with the Horizon Project EU consortium to tackle Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
“The term was used in the commissioning documents for the consortium and is more commonly used on the continent. In September, Police Scotland representatives successfully lobbied for the MAP term not to be used by the consortium.”

The local outlet added that the people were outraged because they believed the move was an attempt to normalize sex crimes against minors by rebranding pedophilia as a harmless sexual preference.
Scottish Daily reported:

The term MAP is contentious because child abusers are trying to escape the stigma attached to paedophilia and maintain they should be regarded as a niche group alongside the LGBT community.
Kenny McAskill, the Alba Party MP for East Lothian and former SNP Justice Secretary, said any use of euphemisms in relation to child sex abusers was “baloney”.
He said: “Spouting these euphemisms simply masks the reality and their danger.

“I very much welcome the common sense approach from Police Scotland, though even in commissioning documents these euphemisms should be avoided as they mask the reality and hide the horror. The term in whatever context is baloney.”
‘Most Scots will find this deeply disturbing and wrong’
Maggie Mellon, an independent social work consultant, said the term MAP risked “the danger of normalising and therefore perhaps decriminalising a serious offence”.
She added: “There should be diagnostic and treatment options for those who present a risk to children but the police are not a therapeutic service – they should be devoting their resources to closing down porn sites that feature children and abuse of women and upping their detection and conviction rates for those promoting child abuse.”

A Scottish Conservative spokesman said: “Most Scots will find any attempt to soften the language around paedophilia in official guidance to be deeply disturbing and wrong.
“Offences relating to paedophilia are among the most appalling and unforgivable crimes anyone can commit and it’s essential that Police Scotland guidance reflects this.”
The MAPs propaganda drive has been compared to the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) campaign in the 1970s and 80s which piggy-backed on the gay liberation movement to push for pro-child abuse policies, such as lowering the age of consent to just four. […]


SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Since it is New Year’s Eve, I thought we could reflect back at the year in suppressors with a few of my favorite things. This episode marks five straight years of the Silencer Saturday series. Thank you all for joining us every week for an NFA journey and spreading the word of reducing hearing damage and quieter shooting.
Pictured above are some of my favorite suppressor/firearm and combinations from the past year. Silencer technology continues to advance and it’s exciting to see where we end up at the end of 2023.
YHM Turbo T3:
Yankee Hill Machine Never disappoints ant the new Turbo T3 is no exception. It is currently one of the most affordable performers for 5.56mm rifles.

SIG Sauer MCX:
The SIG MCX is still my favorite 300BLK rifle to suppress. A few months ago we finally witnessed the release of the new SPEAR LT.

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Knight’s Armament:
KAC suppressors and firearms are pretty hard to come by these days. I was lucky enough to find a few examples to share with the Silencer Saturday family.

B&T Station SIX9:
I had been looking forward to this release for nearly four years. And it was worth the wait.

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HUXWRX Flow 556K:
If there is one new suppressor to have for a fighting/defensive carbine, the FLOW 556K is it.

SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022
I will have two testing platforms in both 300BLK and 5.56mm, and the heart of these guns are what I believe are the best adjustable gas blocks on the market – RIFLESPEED. With 12 settings and easy controls, we will have an accurate look at the possible blowback implications of new rifle suppressors.

RIFLESPEED Key Features:

Tool-free adjustment
Distinct numbered settings for easy status identification and repeatability
Multiple lengths available for use even while tucked under extended handguards
Modular design allows user-level configuration and maintenance
Rotation limited to avoid possibility of unintentional disassembly
Works with .223 Remington/5.56x45mm plus 300 AAC Blackout, .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, and all other cartridges
Currently available for barrels with a 0.750″ gas-block journal diameter. Additional sizes to follow

Design Advantages:

No small springs
No small detents
No small screws
No threads exposed to carbon
Rotation of Control Knob is limited to avoid unintentional disassembly, yet no tools are needed when disassembly is required

SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022
SureFire SFA2 Flash Hider/Mount:
The new SureFire SFA2 is a shorter/lighter flash hider and mount for SOCOM suppressors. I just installed this one today.

A specifically designed adapter for SureFire and Mil-Spec blank firing adapters
Also serves as a rock-solid interface for SureFire SOCOM Fast-Attach® suppressors
Manufacturer’s Page: https://www.surefire.com/products/suppressors-division/muzzle-devices/sfa2-556-1-2-28/
Product Number: SFA2-556-1/2-28
Thread Pitch: 1/2 x 28
Finish: Dlc Coating
Material: Heat-Treated Stainless Steel
Thread Dimensions: 1/2-28 Threads Per Inch
Caliber: 5.56 Mm
Weight: 2.9 Oz (82.2 G)
Length; 1.9 Inches (4.7 Cm)
MSRP: ~$150

SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022
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SureFire WarComp on top, the SFA2 below.
SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022
One of the things that Jay at PewScience noted was the performance enhancement of the SureFire mounts with labyrinth seals over other mounts. Note the two rings on this SureFire brake/mount.
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One thing to note about the current KAC upper receivers and bolts is that they differ from standard AR-15 bolts. Note the rounded lugs.
SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022
Replacing the a flash hider on a KAC upper requires the use of a KAC Knightstick (bottom) and not a standard AR-15 reaction rod (top).
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Thank you for reading. Please be safe tonight. And from all of us here at TFB, Happy NewYear.

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HUGE BREAKING NEWS: Kari Lake Files Appeal In Lawsuit To Overturn Maricopa County 2022 Election

Kari Lake filed a Petition for Special Action in the Arizona Court of Appeals last night in her 2022 Election lawsuit to set aside the Maricopa County General Election, arguing the trial court dismissed “explosive findings.”
The Gateway Pundit reported on the trial that was heard in the Maricopa County Superior Court by Judge Peter Thompson last week.

As we reported, Judge Peter Thompson dismissed the lawsuit last Saturday, Christmas Eve, despite the clear and convincing evidence presented by Lake’s attorneys of massive voter disenfranchisement targeting Republicans and obviously false testimony by elections officials.
Prior to the trial, Thompson dismissed all counts of the lawsuit except for Count II and Count IV, regarding the massive failure of ballot-on-demand printers and tabulators on election day and the major chain of custody issues that could overturn the election.

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Eight of ten counts alleging violation of freedom of speech ahead of the election, fraudulent signatures on mail-in ballot affidavits, discrimination against Republican voters, due process violation, unconstitutional mail-in ballot procedure, and improper certification were dismissed before trial.
The two-day trial featured testimony from expert witnesses and Maricopa County officials.

WATCH LIVE FROM MARICOPA COUNTY COURT ROOM: Kari Lake’s Historic Trial on Election Interference DAY TWO – Begins at 8:30 AM MST

Katie Hobbs is scheduled to be sworn in on Monday “notwithstanding the significant and important legal errors underpinning the trial court’s decision dismissing all but two claims as a matter of law and deciding the remaining two claims under a legally defective standard of review,” states the filing.
The Gateway Pundit reported on the explosive findings during Lake’s trial.
On Election Day in Maricopa County, over 50% of tabulators and printers failed the moment that polls opened, causing voters to be turned away from the polls and creating long wait times of four hours or more. This was caused by a printer setting that was changed on election day, which printed 19-inch ballot images on 20-inch ballot paper.
According to cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh’s testimony, this was an intentional act aimed at disenfranchising Republican voters who turned out 3:1 for Trump-Endorsed candidates.

Maricopa County Elections Director Scott Jarrett testified at least four times on Day one of the trial that 19-inch ballot images were not printed onto 20-inch ballot papers, and he had “no knowledge” of this occurring.
The next day, Jarrett changed his testimony to state that he learned of a fit-to-paper issue “a few days after Election Day” that printed “a slightly smaller image of a 20-inch image on a 20-inch paper ballot.”
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The petition states, “Jarrett testified that Maricopa’s tabulators were configured to only read a 20 inch ballot image in the 2022 general election. Appx:148-51 (id., 51:13- 54:1-8). Any other sized ballot image could not be read by a tabulator and would be rejected. Appx:152 (id., 55:2-10). Jarrett testified at least four times that he did not know of, nor did he hear of, a 19 inch ballot image projected onto 20 inch paper in the 2022 general election.”
Additionally, the petition claims that the trial court misrepresented witness testimony by Heather Honey regarding the chain of custody failures that rendered nearly 300,000 ballots invalid. This testimony was also corroborated by a Runbeck Election Services Whistleblower, who testified that Runbeck received 298,942 ballots on Election Day, which includes the EV ballots. The required chain of custody for these ballots does not exist.

“The trial court held that Plaintiff’s witness, Heather Honey, who testified for Plaintiff regarding Maricopa’s ballot CoC failures, ‘admit[ted] that Defendants did in fact generate the documents they were required to, and otherwise affirms the County’s compliance with election processes.’ December 24, 2022 Ruling at 5-6. Honey did no such thing. Further, the trial court ignored the admissions by Maricopa officials discussed in Statement of Facts, Section C, showing they clearly violated Arizona CoC laws set forth the EPM and A.R.S. §16-621(E). Honey never admitted that Maricopa officials generated required CoC documents for EDDB ballots delivered on Election Day. In fact, she testified Maricopa did not produce these forms (“Delivery Receipts”) for the nearly 300,000 EDDB ballots,” states the petition.

As The Gateway Pundit reported, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer admitted in court that Maricopa County failed to comply with chain of custody laws and transported ballots to Runbeck, a third-party vendor, without knowing how many ballots were transported. “When the early ballots leave the early voting center, they are not counted at the voting centers,” stated Richer.

“Richer’s failure to maintain CoC makes it impossible to know how many ballots were injected into the system,” states the petition. “Recorder Richer testified that on Election Day, EDDB ballots are not counted at MCTEC, and instead are counted at Runbeck because there are too many ballots. Appx:116 (Tr., 19:14-21) (Richer); Appx:569 (Tr., 168:2-11) (Valenzuela) (testifying EDDB ballots are counted at Runbeck, not MCTEC). Richer’s testimony is also consistent with the observations of a Republican observer at MCTEC who testified that on Election Day bins of ballots were delivered to MCTEC, ballots were separated from the bins and were not counted. Appx:72-73 (White Declaration, ¶¶12-21).”

Further, “Richer testified that CoC forms were created at MCTEC prior to the transfer and that his office produced those forms in response to Public Records Requests. Appx:125 (Day 1, Tr. 28:7-24). Richer’s statement was false. No documents for EDDB ballot retrieval counts exist.”

The appeal also seeks relief on the counts dismissed before trial, including Count III, which alleges tens of thousands of mail-in ballots were counted with invalid affidavit signatures. Plaintiffs argue that “the trial court erred in dismissing Counts III (signature verification) based on laches.”
As The Gateway Pundit reported, three whistleblowers from Maricopa County’s signature verification and curing process testified to deep flaws in the County’s review of ballot signatures. One witness testified that level two managers were reversing the rejection of signatures, and it is likely that “level 2 managers were changing about 90% of the rejected signatures to accepted.”
Lake alleges that at least 20,548 early votes should have failed signature verification and must be invalidated. “Striking unlawful ballots would not disenfranchise voters under Plaintiff’s request for a new election,” they contend. 
The petition states, “Count III alleges that 15-40 percent of 1.3 million mail-in ballots should have failed signature verification, but for Maricopa’s failure to follow the EPM. At the low end of invalidating 195,000 mail-in ballots—i.e., 15% of 1.3 million ballots—Plaintiff would prevail. Specifically, with Hobbs leading Lake 715,492 (55.10%) to 578,653 (44.56%) in early voting, Lake gains approximately 105 net votes from a 1,000-vote reduction. Applying the 15% error rate (195,000 votes) gains Lake approximately 20,548 net votes.”
Read the full filing below:
Lake Special Action by Jordan Conradson on Scribd

The Gateway Pundit will provide updates on this historic lawsuit! […]