Dan must really like to talk. He’s both an award-winning trial lawyer and a radio talk show host. Since Dan has never shied away from a microphone or a good fight he’s also been a legal analyst for most of America’s top television networks and newspapers.
Adeline returns to sit in for Kelly and gets peppered on the phones, but still manages to get her 'mom joke' on the air by hour's end. Callers continue to submit their Thanksgiving wishes and clean jokes for the holiday dinner table on Thursday.
Dan explains why things tend to get political at the Thanksgiving dinner table every year, and how his father was able to keep his opinions guarded and stay above the fray. Then, callers unleash their clean jokes safe for the family at said gathering.
In the midst of stalled negotiations on property tax relief between Democrats in the majority and House Republicans, the General Assembly encountered a whole different basket of issues when Rep. Elisabeth Epps (D-6) hijacked the platform to make the debate about oppressed Palestinians in Gaza, then interrupting Jewish Rep. Ron Weinberg (R-51) when he tried to respond. House minority leader Rep. Mike Lynch (R-65) joins Dan to provide his up close perspective on the events that transpired, and what should be done next to re-establish order and decorum in the chamber.
James Rosen provides his insight as NEWSMAX chief White House correspondent, in an interview with Dan Caplis, on press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's jaw-dropping response to his question on Joe Biden's dreary poll numbers and what it means for 2024. Also, Dan has more observations on the anti-Semitic lunacy we saw from Rep. Elisabeth Epps (D-6) on the Colorado House floor during Monday's extended special session.
James Rosen, chief White House correspondent for Newsmax, joins Dan to offer his read on Karine Jean-Pierre's jaw-dropping response to consistently bad polling for President Biden. Does this mean Biden will step down from his party's nomination for President?
President Biden has another cringeworthy, creepy moment with a little girl while compimenting her on her ears and jokingly guessing her age at 17. She was 6. Also, Dan believes comments made on Monday by Karine Jean-Pierre are a clear signal Biden will be getting out of the race imminently.
It was a wild day at the state capital in Denver, as what was supposed to be a final debate on property tax relief in a General Assembly special session turned into a pro-Palestine/anti-Israel rant and protest by Democratic Socialist Rep. Elisabeth Epps (D-6). Rep. Ron Weinberg (R-51) joins Dan to relay his thoughts and emotions from the House floor as this transpired, being one of the few Jewish members of the legislature.
Rep. Rose Pugliese (R-14) takes a break from the Colorado General Assembly special session on property tax relief to provide an update, including on whether she'll have pizza delivered before lawmakers work late into the night. Cody Barnett, attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Ryan (in for Dan) to discuss the case of Chiles v. Salazar currently before the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Colorado's censorship law chilling an counselor's right to freedom of speech with a client. Also, news breaks during the hour on Donald Trump winning his court case to stay on the ballot in Colorado's primary, thwarting the efforts of fascists who tried to remove him on a Constitutional technicality.
Breaking just before the show, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announces he will release virtuall ALL of the security surveillance video from the Capitol building recorded during the events of January 6, 2021. Jewish comedian/musician Ami Kozak joins Ryan (in for Dan) to discuss the aftermath of his interview with Candace Owens on her Daily Wire podcast, in which he confronts the host over her tone-deaf and ignorant comments regarding the Israel-Hamas War in the wake of October 7th.
Jewish comedian/musician Ami Kozak joins Ryan (in for Dan) to discuss the aftermath of his interview with Candace Owens on her Daily Wire podcast, in which he confronts the host over her tone-deaf and ignorant comments regarding the Israel-Hamas War in the wake of October 7th.
Trent Leisy joins Ryan live in-studio for two segments to discuss his motivation for running to replace Ken Buck in Colorado's 4th congressional district, as well as what differentiates him from primary opponents Deborah Flora and state Rep. Richard Holtorf.
Ryan is in once again for Dan and shares the good news of new polls showing a consistent trend line of Trump having the edge on Biden. Also, credit where credit is due, House minority leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) deserves credit for speaking forcefully and eloquently about his support for Israel in their war against Hamas. Finally, Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze on X/Twitter) joins the fray to break down 'Neocon' Nikki Haley's latest misstep in calling for social media platforms to dox their own users, TikTokers voicing support for Osama bin Laden's 'letter to America' in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and the dust-up over at The Daily Wire between employee Candace Owens and founder Ben Shapiro over Israel.
Kristi Burton-Brown welcomes in her fellow co-combatants on defeating Proposition HH last week, Rep. Rose Pugliese (R-14) and Michael Fields of Advance Colorado, to discuss Republican strategy heading into special session negotiations in the General Assembly on Friday to address property tax relief.
Kristi Burton-Brown is back in the host's chair and explores with Ryan whether they are in a Trump cult and don't know it, needing to be 'deprogrammed' as Hillary Clinton and so many on the Left believe. Also, what would election results look like if a vast majority of Americans had to vote on Election Day itself and show government-issued ID to do it?
Ryan has had enough of Candace Owens talking out of her... backside... on Israel, and he's not alone in calling her out. Both prominent Jewish media figures Dave Rubin and Ben Shapiro (who is her boss at The Daily Wire) have taken issue with her comments on the Israel-Hamas War. Independent journalist Russ (last name redacted) joins Ryan with an update on his observations regarding the Israel-Hamas War and the notorious Rep. Tim Hernandez (D-4) reverting back to his pro-Hamas ways.
Ryan fills in for Dan on a Tuesday, with thoughts on UFC president Dana White refusing to bend to a sponsor who wants his social media post of Donald Trump taken down. Meanwhile, Congress may need Dana to set up some UFC bouts for them after Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) challenges Teamsters president Sean O'Brien to a fight on the Senate committee hearing floor. Also, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) files a formal ethics complaint against former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for allegedly elbowing Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) in the kidneys after a contentious meeting. In Colorado news, Rep. Rose Pugliese (R-14) led the fight to defeat Proposition HH and joins Ryan to discuss a special session scheduled for Friday in the General Assembly to address property tax relief.
Colorado state Senator Byron Pelton (R-1) joins Kristi Burton-Brown (in for Dan) to discuss Democrats testing the definition of insanity by trying to ram through legislation basically echoing Proposition HH on so-called property tax relief - a measure which just got voted down by Colorado voters in a 60-40 thumping.
Throughout Friday's show before Veterans Day on Saturday, Dan highlights speeches from Great Britain prime minister Winston Churchill on V-E Day, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia on the fate of America's enemies if they choose war with us, and President Theodore Roosevelt's famed oratory 'The Man in the Arena.'
Kelly absconds from her call screening duties to attend an oddly scheduled Friday wedding, sparking memories for Dan of his own nuptials - and the skyrocketing costs of modern weddings by comparison. Dan welcomes back a contentious caller from Thursday's show to try and set the record straight on an area of disagreement they had regarding Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump.
Dan resolutely stands in support of Nikki Haley and her potential presence on a Donald Trump 2024 ticket as Vice-President, while Ryan and listeners recoil at the thought because of her globalist neocon tendencies. Danielle Jurinsky, Aurora city councilwoman, joins Dan to announce the good news of a guilty verdict for Robin Niceta, a social worker who falsely accused Danielle of abusing her young son as a means of political revenge. Also, as Dan skips out for early work on an important trial, Ryan and Kelly close out their thoughts on the GOP Presidential debate and whether Vivek Ramaswamy's attacks on her were fair game.
CO State Rep. Richard Holtorf (R-63) joins Dan live in-studio for two segments to discuss his official entry into the Republican primary for the 4th Congressional seat being vacated by outgoing incumbent Ken Buck. Also, sparks fly at the GOP Presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night, as Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy trade vicious verbal barbs that border on personal attacks.
After a razor-thin winning percentage in his first run for mayor back in 2019, Mike Coffman stretched his margin to 16 points in an emphatic victory over leftist challenger Juan Marcano on Tuesday night. He joins Dan to discuss the reasons why Aurora voters handed him a decisive win that resonated throughout the state of Colorado.
Nationwide, it was tough sledding for Republicans on Election Day 2023. But in Aurora, it was a good night for local GOP candidates like Mayor Mike Coffman and the resounding defeat of statewide ballot proposal Proposition HH. Kristi Burton-Brown joins Dan to break down the victory and what it means for Colorado.
Kristi Burton-Brown has been working hard on behalf of Advance Colorado to try to defeat Proposition HH as an end-around TABOR to pay down skyrocketing state property taxes. She joins Dan to discuss what might be the fate of the misleading proposal on Tuesday night.
Dan gets a call from Bill who describes how he wrote three different obituaries for himself at the age of 95 for when he passes, after losing his wife during the COVID pandemic a couple of years ago. Dan and Ryan discuss the pop music songs which best express God's message.
Dan believes Bill Maher is spot-on with his analysis that the world is far better off with developed nations like Israel in it, with western civilization setting the tone for individual rights that quite literally brought us out of the Stone Age and Medieval Times.
The Left, from Biden acolytes to the mainstream media (if there's a difference), is in a collective panic over dreary poll numbers for President Biden in most of the swing states which figure to decide the 2024 election. Former President Trump leads in Nevada (+11), Georgia (+6), Arizona (+5), Michigan (+5), Pennsylvania (+4), and trails only in Wisconsin (-2) of the six states polled. Dan explores comments from former Obama advisor David Axelrod calling on Biden to reconsider his decision to run for re-election, and whether it's in America's best interest.
An era of friendly rivals comes to an end as Stefan Tubbs signs off for the final time on Friday, and Dan dials in to Stefan's farewell episode on KNUS to simulcast the two having a nice conversation about the times they've shared.
Dan brings in Friday by establishing the notion that he may have been the original white rap artist, dating back to his days in Catholic school. Also, President Trump scores a legal victory as the D.C. Court of Appeals stays the gag order issued by District Judge Tanya Chutkan in his 'election subversion' criminal case.
Not wasting any time, Deborah Flora has entered the fray of what should be a wide-open Republican primary to replace Rep. Ken Buck in Colorado's 4th Congressional District. She joins Dan to discuss her decision to walk away from hosting her own radio program to launch a run for U.S. House.
Dan and Ryan debate whether there are enough moderate Muslim voices speaking out against Hamas and in support of Israel after the October 7 attacks, while a couple of callers contend that most of the Islamic world condones anti-Israel atrocities rather than condemn them.
Robert Montgomery Knight (1940-2023), dubbed 'The General' by Dick Vitale, died on Wednesday at the age of 83 Dan and Ryan share memories of the mercurial and controversial legendary former head basketball coach at Indiana University and Texas Tech. Do we need more coaches like Bobby Knight today, who stress discipline and character above all else - but whose methods may be considered extreme or even cruel to players? Dan compares Coach Prime, Deion Sanders, to Knight. Former state GOP chairs Dick Wadhams and Kristi Burton-Brown weigh in on Rep. Ken Buck's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2024. KBB gives the heart-wrenching reason why she has decided not to enter the race for the seat in Colorado's 4th Congressional District. Also, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) - an Army Ranger veteran - inexplicably calls for a 'humanitarian pause' by the Israeli military in Gaza, the biggest favor Hamas could hope for in the Middle East conflict.
With the seismic announcement by Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) that he won't be running for re-election to a sixth term in Colorado's 4th Congressional District, state GOP chair Dave Williams joins Dan to discuss the implications and ramifications of a wide-open primary field to replace the incumbent Congressman.
Upon reflection on his 40 years as a lawyer, Dan says he feels better now than he did at age 26 when he was first sworn in to practice law. Ryan points out that Dan's uncle is still going strong as a priest in the Catholic faith, well into his 90s, and envisions the same for Dan 30 years from now.
At his law firm, Dan's associates and employees surprise him with a 40th anniversary celebration of when he was sworn in to practice law - on this date, October 31, in 1983. Also, Ryan asks how and why the secular Left could hate Judeo-Christian values so much, that they're willing to team up with the most brutal anti-woman Sharia Law Muslim extremists in order to support Hamas over Israel.
Laura Wolk Slavis, famed attorney with Becket Law, joins Dan to discuss a big victory in the courts for religious freedom on the abortion reversal pill case (Bella Health and Wellness v. Weiser).
Dan and Ryan discuss recent comments from President Trump demonstrating his strength and reminding Americans why his Presidency was a time of peace and world order, compared to the chaotic time of war we find ourselves in under President Biden now.
Richard from Carbondale channels his inner Rodney Dangerfield with some real hit-or-miss one liners for Dan and the audience. Ryan attempts to get down to brass tacks with Dan on why President Biden feels it necessary to lecture Israel on how to carry out a war - while not offering up any such consdescending caution or advice for our other allies, including Ukraine.
A potpourri of topics on a Friday, as Israel prepares its ground invastion of Gaza: Dan highlights a legal battle of accidents in bike lanes between motorized vehicles and bicycles. Also, contemplating the reintroduction of wolves in the mountains of Colorado, Dan swears he heard one in the woods. Finally, a winter blast is preparing to hit the front range as it forms over the mountains. Are you prepared?
Thomas Wicke, JeffCo school board candidate, joins Dan to discuss his critical run for JeffCo School Board, amidst a flood of outside money flowing in to help defeat him on behalf of teacher's unions. Also, Dan shares his observations from the mountains, where he swears he heard a wolf in the wild while walking his dogs, as Aimee recovers from reconstructive surgery after her January fall.
KBB sticks around to co-host Hour 2 with Dan and opine on the rhetoric and rockets racheting up in the Middle East, as Iran attempts to draw the United States into a broader conflict in the Israel-Hamas War.
As Dan tends to a recovering Aimee after her sixth reconstructive surgery after a terrible January fall, Kristi Burton-Brown steps up and steps in to host the first half hour and then joins Dan the rest of the way to break down Prop HH on the ballot and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) ascending to the role of Speaker of the House.
Karine Jean-Pierre tries to clean up her strange deviation on talking points from the dangers of anti-Semitism to concerns over Islamophobia following the October 7th attacks by Hamas in Israel. CNN lavishes praise in driving pro-Hamas propaganda on the treatment of hostages recently released, and Dan isn't having any of it.
Michael Fields, president of Advance Colorado, joins Dan to recap his dual debate, where he and CO state Rep. Rose Pugliese (R-14) faced off against Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) and economist Art Laffer.
Colonel Curt Dale phones in with his informed perspective as a Vietnam War combat pilot on the prospects of war in the Middle East with United States involvement against Iran. An Alaska Airlines subsidiary flight (Horizon) is nearly hijacked by a rogue pilot who tried to commandeer the plane and crash it with nearly 100 passengers on-board over the Pacific coast.
Dan asks Ryan and listeners if they are planning ahead to save money or make other changes to their everyday lives in the event America enters a full-scale war in the Middle East. Also, Dan feels it's merely a vanity project for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and the other eight rogue Republicans who voted Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) out as Speaker in order to garner notoriety, media attention, and fundraising fodder.
Callers contribute their thoughts on why anti-Semitism persists in a world where Jewish people have been persecuted for centuries, as Dan and Ryan ponder why sympathy for Israel is not nearely unanimous after the butchery and barbarism of the October 7th attacks by Hamas that killed around 1,400 innocent civilians.
As anti-Semitism rears its ugly head once again in the wake of the October 7th Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, Dan reminds listeners of the aligned values and history of Christians and Jews. Ryan reveals a little-known old-time superstition about being buried alive that inspired the phrase 'saved by the bell.'