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Between The Lines

Michael Clayton

Between The Lines started out of frustration with the current mainstream media. Political bias has infected the once noble profession of journalism. Between The Lines tries to look at current events and social issues from a moderate (slightly conservative) point of view. Hosted by Michael Clayton, Scott Morgan, and David Hickernell. We may not always agree, but we always remain friends!

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The Army Can't Live In Ya House
1w ago
The Army Can't Live In Ya House
The guys discuss the least used, most obscure amendment in the Bill of Rights, the 3rd Amendment.  They discuss recent precedent used during the eviction moratorium.  They draw the line from the 1st and 2nd amendments to show the pattern of what the founders were trying to protect.  Personal, Private Property. --- Send in a voice message:
The Army Can't Live In Ya House
1w ago
The Army Can't Live In Ya House
The guys discuss the least used, most obscure amendment in the Bill of Rights, the 3rd Amendment.  They discuss recent precedent used during the eviction moratorium.  They draw the line from the 1st and 2nd amendments to show the pattern of what the founders were trying to protect.  Personal, Private Property. --- Send in a voice message:
Agree To Disagree
Jun 11 2022
Agree To Disagree
The guys discuss the concepts of Mutual Exclusivity, Mutual Inclusivity, and Cognitive Dissonance and how it relates to current public discourse.  They discuss the similarities between the political factions in the US as far as their passions for ideas, for example the left feels about abortion the same way the right feels about the 2nd Amendment.  They discuss the possibility that we as citizens could find mutual ground by realizing what we have in common with each other and not dismiss the other side because we're "supposed to". --- Send in a voice message:
Common Grounds
Jun 5 2022
Common Grounds
The guys discuss the current focus on gun control.  They discuss possible common sense solutions that would lend the biggest impact on the frequency of mass shootings and the give and take that is going to be required to solve a very complex problem without infringing upon the rights of those who have done nothing wrong.  The validity of raising the purchase age to 21 and the misconceptions and possible dangers of red flag laws.  Something needs to be done but to what extent are we willing to cede rights to the government. --- Send in a voice message:
Bearing Arms - The 2nd Amendment
May 22 2022
Bearing Arms - The 2nd Amendment
The guys discuss the 2nd Amendment, it's context in the time it was written as well as how it is applied today.  They discuss Militias, who belongs to Militias, and how Militias apply to the 2nd Amendment.  They also discuss why the 2nd Amendment is important to both the Left and the Right as it applies to political affiliation. --- Send in a voice message:
The 1st Amendment - Assembly/Petition
May 14 2022
The 1st Amendment - Assembly/Petition
The guys discuss the right to assemble and petition in the context of the recently leaked draft majority opinion that appears to be slated to end the precedent set by the landmark case of Roe v Wade (1973).  They discuss their views on abortion and why both sides feel the way they do, as well as arguments for both viewpoints.  We also discuss the appropriateness of assembling and petitioning in private neighborhoods and private homes. --- Send in a voice message:
The 1st Amendment: Freedom of The Press/Religion
May 7 2022
The 1st Amendment: Freedom of The Press/Religion
The guys discuss the intricacies of freedom of the press, they emphasize that the "Press" is not the news media, but the freedom of printing/disseminating information by everyday citizens. They touch on the relation of Free Religion to the Free Press and how the two are attached in the scope of true liberty.  They discuss the establishment clause and the myth of "Separation of Church and State" as it is misunderstood in today's society. --- Send in a voice message:
The 1st Amendment - Freedom of Speech/Expression
Apr 30 2022
The 1st Amendment - Freedom of Speech/Expression
The guys have an in depth discussion on the history and meaning of the 1st Amendment, how it applies to freedom and the context of the threats against the 1st Amendment today.  They discuss certain limits on free speech and the Supreme Court precedents that set up the framework of modern free speech. --- Send in a voice message:
Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes!
Apr 23 2022
Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes!
The guys discuss the tense exchange between Elon Musk and Bill Gates over Gates short selling Tesla stock, the death of comedy and the movies that will never be made again, the latest in the Disney drama, and Mike Tyson beats the tar out of an annoying passenger on an airline.  All this and more on Between The Lines. --- Send in a voice message:
To Protect Freedom, We Must Restrict Freedom?!?
Apr 16 2022
To Protect Freedom, We Must Restrict Freedom?!?
The guys carry on their conversation about Elon Musk's attempt to acquire Twitter.  They expand upon this with a discussion of the ethics of corporate America, whether corporations should be considered "people" and whether they can grow too big for the "Free Market" to regulate.  They speak on the irony in the left's suggestion that in order to protect freedom you must restrict freedom, this and much more on Between The Lines. --- Send in a voice message:
Twitter?, I Barely Know'r
Apr 10 2022
Twitter?, I Barely Know'r
The guys discuss the recent loss of Pittsburgh QB Dwayne Haskins, The money scandal with the Washington Commies, Elon Musk Taking over Twitter and so much more on Between The Lines! --- Send in a voice message:
Sticks and Stones
Apr 3 2022
Sticks and Stones
The guys discuss the Florida HB1557 "Don't Say Gay" bill and how it has been distorted by the media and opponents of the bill.  They discuss the current climate in western civilization and how it is affecting our discourse.  They talk about "The Slap Heard 'Round The World" and the ripple effect it will have on comedy, as well as the effect it will have on future award shows and events.  They talk about the use of violence in response to speech and how the old "Sticks and Stones" adage no longer applies in todays society and much more on this episode of Between The Lines. --- Send in a voice message:
Putin It All Together
Mar 28 2022
Putin It All Together
The guys are back together to discuss the Environmental, Social, and Governance Index (ESG).  They explain "The Great Reset" or "Stockholder Capitalism" endorsed by Klaus Schwab, the head of the World Economic Forum.  They go over an article by Glen Rectenwald on how "The Great Reset" ties to COVID lockdowns and the resulting economic "cleansing" of small businesses. The possibility of a programmable digital dollar and the control that can be wielded if used for the wrong purposes. They then contemplate on how all of this can be tied to current events in Ukraine and elsewhere abroad. --- Send in a voice message:
Murder in Williamsport
Mar 21 2022
Murder in Williamsport
Mike flies solo in this episode.  He talks about an ongoing investigation into how two young girls went missing for six years and NOBODY Noticed!!!  Six (6) year old Nicole Snyder, was allegedly killed and buried in 2016 and her sister Four (4) year old Jasmine Snyder was allegedly killed and buried in 2017 despite several alerts to Lycoming County's Children and Youth Services citing malnourishment and neglect.  Their mother 32 year old Marie Snyder and her partner 26 year old Echo Butler have been arrested on charges of child endangerment and obstruction in Lycoming County.  Nicole and Jasmine's father report they were last seen in 2015.   --- Send in a voice message:
We've got Gas!
Mar 14 2022
We've got Gas!
The guys are back this week to talk about rising gas prices.  They talk about the environment that created the current gas crisis, and the policies that have cut off our options to sustain affordable fuel.  They talk about the mentality of self sustainable independence and the way that politicians from both sides of the aisle have become tone deaf to the needs of the American People.  All this and more this week on Between The Lines! --- Send in a voice message:
Guess Who's Back!?
Mar 7 2022
Guess Who's Back!?
The guys are back with their thoughts on the current events in Ukraine.  They speak about the consequences of getting involved and the price we are willing to pay to help the Ukrainian people.  They talk about the failure to maintain energy independence and the ramifications on our ability to cut off Russian oil imports.  All this and much more on Between The Lines! --- Send in a voice message:
Flowers for Norm MacDonald
Sep 26 2021
Flowers for Norm MacDonald
The guys dedicate the episode to a comedy legend, Norm MacDonald.  Norm was a huge influence on not only our sense of humor but for so many comedians we love and respect.  Comedy is a sacred art that must be preserved, and Norm put his career on the line more than once for the art of Comedy.  Norm was a great entertainer and his impact on the art will be felt for generations! --- Send in a voice message:
9/11 - Twenty Years Later
Sep 13 2021
9/11 - Twenty Years Later
The guys discuss the 20th Anniversary of the tragic events of September, 11 2001, how it ties in to the recent retreat in Afghanistan, what it meant for freedom and the ripple effects we still feel today. --- Send in a voice message:
A Whiskey Tasting
Sep 6 2021
A Whiskey Tasting
The guys do a tasting of two delicious whiskey's that Dave brought back from his trip to Virginia. First a wonderfully blended traditional Rye, and then a roughly 3 year old, Single Estate, Single Barrel Bourbon.  Drinks happen, hilarity ensues! --- Send in a voice message:
Afghanistan Failure
Aug 23 2021
Afghanistan Failure
Mike flies solo as he discusses the utter failure of the current administration with the ongoing retreat in Afghanistan.  The Biden Administration has pulled out of the war torn country after 20 years and a nearly 90 billion dollar investment by the American people.  The crisis at hand has been handled poorly at every juncture, from Biden claiming the "buck stops with me" to simultaneously blaming everyone else in the very next breath.  Mike discusses all this and much, MUCH more... --- Send in a voice message:
Interactions With Law Enforcement (Part 2)
Aug 16 2021
Interactions With Law Enforcement (Part 2)
Leading up to our series on the US Constitution in relation to the 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments, the guys continue their discussion on best practices when interacting with law enforcement. How to establish your current level of seizure under the fourth amendment, are you being detained, arrested or are you free to go?  What is a "Terry" stop and what is permissible therein?  When and how is it appropriate to speak with law enforcement?  Always ask for an attorney. Never consent to any searches. Be as respectful and reasonably compliant as possible, continue to object to any unlawful orders or searches/seizures, but NEVER resist or touch any law enforcement officers or agents. All this and much, MUCH, more... We are not attorneys and in no way should any of the content within be used as legal advice. Do not interpret any content within as legal counsel or anything more than civil discussion and interpretations of best practices/obligations when interacting with law enforcement as we currently understand them.  --- Send in a voice message: