About

Blogging by the credo of "Making the world a more offensive place, one blog post at a time", Brother Bob started writing posts around the beginning of the Obama presidency over at Brother Bob's Blog. A born-again Existentialist and self-professed libertarian with conservative tendencies, he has ironically chosen to live in the Washington, DC area - deep behind enemy lines. He has always loved history, and spent eight years volunteering as a tour guide on weekends, giving over 200 tours to roughly 2,500 mostly foreign guests. His tours were highlighted by stories generally not found in the history books or most other tours, such as the importance of the Battle if Antietam, the origins or Arlington Cemetery, and dispelling the myths of FDR's New Deal. Although his favorite subject to blog about is Economics, as seen in his Economics for Politicians series, his posts try to address angles that other conservative writers and the mainstream media (naturally!) miss. "There's no point in putting up a post on a subject that someone smarter than me has already written". He believes in the "Happy Warrior" approach, and tries to inject humor in his posts, sometimes successfully. Two such examples are his posts comparing the modern left to the horrible Star Wars prequels, and analyzing the laments of a DC woman in search of a feminist boyfriend. Brother Bob lives with his very patient wife known as Sister Babe, and their fantastic son. Little Bob. Little Bob is also the reason that being a tour guide came to an end, as spending Saturdays raising a son takes priority over giving lectures to foreign visitors on the folly of Keynesian economics. BB is also grateful for the opportunity to take his place among the outstanding writers at Flopping Aces, appreciates every person who takes the time to read his posts, and especially those who join him in the conversation in the comments.

Posts by Brother Bob

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I Support Keith Ellison’s Bid to Become DNC Chair, and So Should You

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It’s been hard to not enjoy the meltdown from the Radical Leftists that have taken over the Democratic Party since the presidential election. One of the slightly lesser seen stories has been the efforts of Keith Ellison (D – Find Another State) to become the chair of the DNC. If you’re not familiar, he is not… Read more »

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Your One Stop Guide to DESTROYING your Democrat relatives at Thanksgiving!

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Times change. And one of the most annoying changes is seeing one of out country’s most important holidays become somehow “controversial” as a result of an increasingly vocal Radical Left. Over the last few years we’ve seen a number of web sites chocked full of talking points, whether on immigration, Obamacare, Gun Control, among others. Conservative sites have… Read more »

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Instead of Chasing Fake Nazis in the GOP, Maybe the Democrats Should Root Out Their Own?

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We now see what the Democratic Party’s play book is going to be with the Trump administration. There has been a meltdown over Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist and Legal Counsel. Apparently having an affiliation with a news source that the Radical Left doesn’t like is proof that you’re an Anti-Semite… Read more »

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Election Winners and Losers

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The Washington Post’s Chris Cilia wrote a  “winners and losers” column that was mildly entertaining, if a bit predictable, citing a few politicians, big donors, the media etc. It was actually fairly evenhanded coming from a Leftist Kool Aid guzzler. I’d like to present a list that goes a bit below the surface: Winners: The Constitution… Read more »

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Why Would Any Young Person Vote Democrat?

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Hello Young People! Apparently you are not showing sufficient enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton’s coronation, so the Democrats are unleashing their secret weapon to bring your vote around – Al Gore. Younger members reading this might remember him as the old dude who made that neat sci-fi epic movie about 10 years ago. He’s actually here as the… Read more »

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Is #FightForFifteen the Most Damning Indictment of Obama’s Failed Economy?

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There are a number of phrases that mysteriously disappeared from the lips of Democrat politicians and their PR flaks in the mainstream press somewhere around January 2009. Does anyone remember these hits from 2000 – 2008 – “Irresponsible spending”, “Increasing the debt to pay for his wars”, or “failed to grow in office”? Naturally we… Read more »

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Economics for Politicians: Minimum Wage Myths!

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Welcome back class! It’s been four years since we ran this ten  part series (plus extra asides) to provide you with basic economic literacy, and over a year since we had a bonus section to explain why carbon taxes are one of the most effective ways for prosperous westerners to hurt the world’s poor. So why revive the series now? Because today’s… Read more »

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A Tale of Two Professional Football Players

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One of the more enjoyable rituals from summers long past was an annual vacation that involved renting a house in Dewey Beach, Delaware for a week each year with a few friends.  Part of the week naturally included house members and our guest consuming enough alcohol over the course of our stay to kill an… Read more »

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Even When the Radical Left has a Decent Idea, they Get it as Wrong As Possible

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A few weeks ago the Radical Left found its Emmanuel Goldstein of the week in the Gadsen flag when this story emerged, via The American Thinker’s Rick Moran: According to Eugene Volokh, a UCLA law professor who runs the “Volokh Conspiracy” blog at The Washington Post, the EEOC ruled two months ago that it will need… Read more »