Craig served for sixteen years at the Denver District Attorney’s Office where he was a Chief Deputy District Attorney. Craig has appeared hundreds of times on local and national media. Subjects have included the death penalty, serial rapists, the JonBenet Ramsey case, Columbine, the Oklahoma City Bombing trials, the Kobe Bryant case, and the Aurora movie theater massacre. Craig is the host of The Craig Silverman Show which airs Saturday mornings from nine till noon.
Episode 184 - Rep. Ron Weinberg
Rep. Ron Weinberg - 12:29
Troubadour Dave Gunders - 01:14:07
"Rather Be Right" by Dave Gunders - 01:26:17
Yaron (Ron) Weinberg is native South African, with an Israeli father, plays rugby, runs a technology business, wears three piece suits, represents Loveland and has the Jewish chutzpah to stand up to the awful Colorado State Rep. Elizabeth Epps when she made awful accusations against Israel.
Colorado’s GOP has a new sensation, as you will hear, in this interview with HD-51’s Colorado State Representative Ron Weinberg (R-Loveland). This newcomer brought Republicans and Democrats together to condemn outrageous behavior by the far Left.
Learn how this political newcomer Weinberg came to Loveland, Colorado seven years ago and decided he needed to get involved. He did not want to be chased away by crime and taxes as had happened in his native South Africa and subsequent home in LA, CA.
We discuss the Jewish diaspora in South Africa and that Weinberg’s Dad served in the IDF. Now an IT pro, who is raising two children with his wife in beautiful northern Colorado, Weinberg describes in detail the disruptive Special Session just concluded.
Certain Dems and especially Rep. Epps, chose to support disruption of the session with statements against Israel. Learn how the Dem leadership let Weinberg have his good chance to respond at the end of session to the incendiary and dangerous charges made by Rep. Epps.
Bipartisanship worked when supportive Dems and GOP colleagues when Epps heckled from the cheap seats. Hear it described for the first time. Weinberg is a leader to a new movement towards unity. He’s not tainted by historic bias and learned he’s got Dem friends.
Rep. Weinberg confirms he’s running for his first full term in HD51, following his vacancy appointment. Size him up as he discusses his background, values and legislative hopes. Learn about Weinberg’s negative encounters with Rep. Tim Hernandez.
Because media matters, George Brauchler interviewed Rep Weinberg a week ago and left some misimpressions, in hopes of sewing political discord. Some politicians seek to divide, but this is a come together moment. Brauchler wonders where are righteous Dems condemning anti-semites and we’ve got sound from Ron Weinberg.
We also have sound from US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who spoke about the five-alarm fire all Jews feel in current circumstances. He calls out the Far Left, just like Dems in Colorado did in support of Rep. Weinberg.
Show Troubadour Dave Gunders brings us his righteous island song called "Rather Be Right" which contemplates serious verbal disputes that can lead to rage. It's not always good to back down. Listen to conversation about Hamas violating Ceasefire without releasing all hostages. We consider Israel’s response.
Episode 183 - Ari Armstrong - Getting Over Jesus: Finding Meaning and Morals without God
Intro with Troubadour Dave Gunders - 00:36
"I Give Thanks" by Dave Gunders - 08:26
Ari Armstrong - 14:06
Public intellectual Ari Armstrong (from Ep 126) returns, having authored a fascinating book explaining his transition from Christianity to atheism. Rooted in personal experience, Armstrong suggests readers rely more on the natural than the supernatural.
Author of popular Substack, Colorado Pickaxe, Armstrong questions doctrines that guided his early life and that of many millions of fellow Americans. We discuss the bloodthirsty October 7 attack of Hamas on Israel and the hostage release just accomplished.
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The Christian and Islamic underpinnings of anti-semitism are considered. Is it right or productive to believe in heaven and hell? And to believe each venue is eternal? Can faith be a negative force? Leading to negative feelings? Can it lead to MAGA?
Ari Armstrong favors people finding meaning through value-focused pursuits and loving relationships. Speaking primarily to young people and those questioning their faith, Armstrong brings a positive message that life can be better without the incoherence of supernaturalism. Check out his Self in Society substack too.
Show Troubadour Dave Gunders brings great Thanksgiving music. His song, I Give Thanks, talks about the light that guides civilized societies to ring the bell of freedom. We give thanks for hostages released in Israel and hope for more. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Episode 182 - Rep. Bob Marshall Responds to George Brauchler’s Social Media Sucker Punch
Bob Marshall - 32:07
Troubadour Dave Gunders - 01:44:45
"Let It Go Mama" by Dave Gunders - 01:52:46
Marine Lt. Col. (Retired) Bob Marshall returns to Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge for fourth time to discuss Colorado’s Special Session and to respond to this outrageous Twitter post by 710 KNUS radio host and wannabe Douglas County DA, George Brauchler.
Ex-DA Brauchler fails to disclose he was involved as DA when Marshall falsely charged and sucker punching Steve Peck treated leniently. Bob fought his charges and won. Whole story was told in the host's column long ago. So why is Brauchler doing this now?
We analyze the motivations and ambitions of this show’s former guest on Episode 63. We learn that Steve Peck, the man who sucker punched Bob Marshall and had to pay 25K, is now the Ultra MAGA Chair of the DougCo GOP. That’s a clue! We play sound of Brauchler through the years including humor at the expense of gays.
It is bigotry that’s bothersome and Brauchler’s failure to call out Trump for his “vermin” speech on Veterans Day is called out here. So is this Denver radio morning host’s failure to condemn the anti-semitism of Elon Musk, all for fear of alienating his electorate within the DougCo GOP and its leadership.
Capitulation amongst party elites and military men is how societies drift towards fascism. As Bob Marshall and host discuss, Trump is no longer disguising his desire for retribution. Failure of GOP attorneys and politicians to stand up for the Rule of Law against this MAGA onslaught is reviewed and condemned.
True facts of Peck assault on Marshall are here below on Episode 98 but Steve Peck won’t expose himself to any such questioning. Brauchler presented a little piece of the story to denigrate Douglas County’s only elected Democrat and to distort facts. That’s MAGA. Dems are considered fair targets of violence. That’s way wrong.
Qualities desirable in Douglas County’s first elected District Attorney discussed. Marshall is an Ivy League educated lawyer who represented the government well in complicated tax matters after serving the U.S. Marines in many war zones. Could Brauchler v Marshall DA’s race be brewing?
Bob Marshall shows off his legal acumen and legislative skills. He brings us up to speed on ways he’s held DCSD and even his own Democratic Party accountable under the law. Size up whether Bob should run for re-election to State House or run for US Congress in CD4. Marshall’s been approached about all those jobs, but it is DA’s race that is most intriguing.
Bob Marshall explains what went wrong with prop HH and what to expect from the Special Session. He reviews all the bad things DougCo GOP has done in the community, including at Pride events. Close connections of Brauchler to Joe Oltmann reviewed.
Entire Brauchler softball interview of Steve Peck played and preserved at end of show. Listen as Brauchler rolls over as Peck extols virtues of Moms for Liberty, Jim Jordan, Trump and January 6 participants. Hear Peck say Ukraine war illegitimate(?) with no pushback from Brauchler.
Rep. Bob Marshall knows and loves Douglas County. Quick on his feet, Marshall struck back at Peck fast after being sucker punched. In the end, the truth prevailed. Let’s hear Brauchler put on Peck but of course, he won’t and this show calls out that kind of MAGA disinformation and propaganda.
Capitulation of Brauchler to MAGA and DougCo Republicans documented. Discussed is his constant harangue on Colorado’s Jewish elected officials to publish a denunciation of Hamas. As if Jews had to make such a declaration! Apparently so for Brauchler who willingly collaborates with MAGA-GOQP fascists.
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Episode 181 - Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold - 08:26
Troubadour Dave Gunders - 01:36:46
"Hole in the Head" by Dave Gunders - 01:41:47
Hollywood celebrity, podcaster (Divorce Party) and legendary comedian, Tom Arnold, talks candidly with Craig about his many Colorado connections. Jokes are told about Nuggets v Lakers with fun discussions of politicians, comedy clubs, movie stars, charitable galas and sports celebrities.
Here are some bold name people that come up: Shaq, Kobe, Vic Lombardi, Coach Michael Malone (Lakers’ Daddy), Marilyn Van Derbur Atler, Mchael Strahan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, James Cameron, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, Geraldo Rivera, Alan Berg, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Cohen, Jerry Fallwell Jr., Marvin Davis, Barbara Davis, George McKelvy, etc.
Hear Tom Arnold evaluate the performance of President Joe Biden and his view of proper USA reaction to wars in Ukraine and Israel.
A proud Jew, Tom Arnold explains his roots, clearing up any misconception he converted to Judaism to marry Roseanne. Tom Arnold gained fame in comedy clubs, including Denver and then as a comedy writer for Roseanne and others. He passionately responds to the failure of the Hollywood Writers Guild to compose a condemnation of Hamas.
Roseanne Barr, formerly Roseanne Arnold, is back in the news and spewing pro-MAGA conspiracy theories. Tom Arnold has us consider his ex-wife’s conduct now by pointing to certain events way back when. It’s somewhat shocking Barr would be a big backer of Trump and MAGA given what Arnold witnessed and describes.
Tom Arnold has known Donald Trump for over four decades. He and Roseanne headlined for him at his Atlantic City hotel. Tom Arnold perceived harsh truths about Trump long before others perceived it. Trump took him to the LA Playboy Mansion to show off his girlfriend. And they all posed – plus Melania and Ivanka. Arnold describes the scene.
Tom Arnold knows damaging truths about Trump and what he wants to do to destroy American democracy. Tom Arnold spent time at the Four Seasons in Moscow, across from the Kremlin making a movie. Tom Arnold describes his informed perception of Putin and Trump dynamics and communications.
In honor of Tom Arnold and his tempestuous relationship with Roseanne and other wives. Show Troubadour Dave Gunders provides “Hole in the Head,” a tragic-comic song about an awful relationship. Colorado responses to the Hamas attack and Kristallnacht 85 years ago reviewed.
Episode 180 - Cliff May, Founder and President of FDD
Cliff May - 11:46
Troubadour Dave Gunders - 50:46
"When the Lion Lays Down" by Dave Gunders - 56:46
Opening monologue addresses our fraught times and the shameful accusations by attorney broadcaster Mark Levin against fellow Jews who broadcast at CNN. Tapper and Blitzer were wrongly belittled by this loud MAGA enforcer. Self-hatred is an accusation classic for MAGA; displaying their projection and confession. Take on MAGA propagandists and capitulators and you’ll be labeled a hater by dangerous attorneys like Levin.
Olbermann called Levin out with trademark humor, but in an excessively MAGA-mean way. Why mispronounce Levin’s name and say he’s a creature? Not nice to mock Levin for his asthma, heart problems and voice. Attack him substantively, not for immutable characteristics. Don’t emulate GOP. We’ve got the sound and constructive criticism.
Clifford D. May is the founder and president of FDD (Foundation for Defense of Democracies), a nonpartisan policy institute focusing on national security created immediately following the 9/11/01 attacks on the United States. Now, following the Hamas attack on 10/7/23, we must consider May’s informed views more than ever.
Under his leadership, FDD has become one of the nation’s most highly regarded think tanks and a sought-after voice on national security issues, including Russia, Iran and Israel. FDD’s staff and advisory board consists of scholars and experts on terrorism, nonproliferation, human rights, Islamism, democratization and related issues.
Cliff May’s had a long and distinguished career in international relations, journalism, communications and politics. A veteran news reporter, foreign correspondent and editor (at The New York Times and other publications). He’s a regular columnist for the Washington Times.
Cliff May has covered stories around the world, including datelines from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, the U.A.E., Bahrain, Oman, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chad, Mexico, Argentina, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Kazakhstan, China and Russia. He covered the fall of the Shah of Iran.
Back in the day, fresh off that stint at the New York Times, Cliff May lived in Colorado and was an ace at the sadly departed Rocky Mountain News. He’d also host talk shows at 850KOA. Now, he’s trying to save the world by advocating wise strategies based on knowledge.
There’s no sugarcoating the threat. It’s a war on Jews and the West. Various options for Israel, USA, Americans, Israelis and worldwide Jewry considered. Find out what Cliff May thinks of X and reactions to the Musk takeover.
Show Troubadour Dave Gunders is celebrating his 70th birthday this week and we take time to note he’s the perfect example of a Jewish mensch for his music, family and great values. He and his daughters Sarah and Rachel, both now accomplished women, sing with Dad on When the Lion Lays Down.
Episode 179 - CO State Senator Dafna Michaelson Jenet
Dafna Michaelson Jenet - 16:49
The Craig Silverman Show presents: Craig’s Colorado Homefront – a special wartime spinoff series featuring influential people discussing the world’s war about Jews and Israel. New realities are contemplated on college campuses, worldwide streets and in the legislatures of Colorado and the USA.
Representative Ken Buck’s stepping down and host contemplates why and his possible replacements, including long lost pal George Brauchler. Many talk show hosts are contemplating the GOP run. Before we hear from CO State Senator Dafna Michaelson Jenet, host plays horrifying sound recounting Hamas attack on family of four, according to US SOS Tony Blinken.
Senator Michaelson Jenet was born in Tel Aviv, then raised in Cincinnati and has risen now to represent Senate District 21 (Adams and Arapahoe County) in the Colorado Statehouse. She’s got skills organizing and working with all sorts of people. A proud Jew, she contemplates our altered planet now that Hamas has attacked Israel. And some in the world, such as Putin, support Hamas.
Hear the Senator’s reaction to new US House Speaker Michael Johnson, an apparent supporter of Israel. Learn the behind the scenes way the Tim Hernandez controversy was handled by Senator Michaelson Jenet and why. She’s outspoken and smart. We discuss what media should report. And not. Hard truths need to be told.
The horrible response to Hamas by CU-Boulder’s Ethnic Studies Department is reviewed. So is the old case of disgraced former CU Professor Ward Churchill who long ago twisted Israelis into so-called Nazis committing atrocities against children. The sad Jew-hating actions and rhetoric of Elon Musk gets harshly critiqued. X has gone to Hell.
We discuss Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s controversial X post about personally fearing violence at the hands of Hamas. It's now a common fear for Jews and perhaps others. Hamas has a vicious Jew-hating mindset that can run wild. We talk about how best to stop it on Craig’s Colorado Homefront. We also talk about the need for mental health and the ADL. Thanks for being part of our community.
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