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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Help Me Out Trump Fans, this Tinfoil Hat is Getting too Comfortable

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I really dislike conspiracy theories. By taking the focus away from valid points that should be debated and take up oxygen on discussion that is just plain dishonest. Do you know what I dislike even more? That would be patterns of credible evidence emerge that make the conspiracy theories start to sound rational. As I… Read more »

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The Top Underreported Lie from the DNC Convention

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There were quite a few stories from the DNC convention that mainstream “journalists” worked hard to ignore – the resignation of a disgraced DNC chair immediately being hired by the party’s nominee, e-mails exposing the racism and anti-semitism of the Democrats, how the media colluded with the DNC to rig the primaries, flag burnings, disgruntled… Read more »

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The Washington Post’s Outstanding DNC Coverage

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Did you know that the Democratic national Convention is going along nearly flawlessly? This is what I was able to take away from the Washington Post’s late afternoon/evening edition e-mail updates from Monday and Tuesday. Their headline stories included the usual local pieces, weather, a few obligatory shots at Trump, and the big story, the… Read more »

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Is The Left’s Biggest Strength Also the Key to How We Defeat Them? (2 of 2)

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An episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation had the crew of the Enterprise encounter a species known as The Borg. Unlike other aliens that Captain Picard and his crew had met, these humanoid but cybernetically altered beings had no interest in communicating with The Enterprise. For that matter, the only interest they had in… Read more »

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Is London’s Islamic Mayor the Key to Saving the United States? (1 of 2)

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While this post’s title sounds like pure clickbait (OK it is a little bit), but I’m dead serious about the point. To give some background, last month London’s newly elected Muslim mayor banned some ads from being shown in their subway system, The Tube: Concerns were raised last year when an advertisement featuring a model in a… Read more »

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Remember When the Left Was Against Torture?

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  I really miss the days of slow news cycles when the press would have to look for excuses to bury a story like this instead of somewhat legitimately burying it under the latest terrorist atrocity, whether by Islamists or Black Lives matter. Remember those innocent days of a decade ago? When stories about US… Read more »

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Green Chickenhawks, You’re Missing a Great Opportunity!

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We haven’t had a good series on the Chickenhawks of the Radical Left in a while. You might remember some of the previous ones – paternity leave, minimum wage,and of course, my first chickenhawk post from three years ago, also about green chickenhawks! But now let’s return to the chickenhawks of the Church of Climate… Read more »

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How About Some Good News? Our Government Did Something Smart this Week!

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What a difference a day makes! When I was getting ready to write this post the tone was going to be quite different. This week ted Cruz did a very good thing, if not very well thought out. He introduced a bill to cut off funding to “Sanctuary Cities” that ignore federal law by providing… Read more »

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The Radical Left’s Stupidity Is Like Nuclear Power…

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It can be used for good or evil. And you don’t want to get any on you. After events like the Brexit and the rise of Trump you would think that the Radical Left might take a moment for introspection to ponder why their philosophies would be soundly rejected. HA HA – of course not!… Read more »

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Anyone who Thinks there is Intelligence at the Washington Post Fact Check gets Five Pinnochiios

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  Every time I think we’ve reached Peak Ridiculous some Lefty finds a way to raise the bar. That’s what I saw in this week’s pressing issue that demanded a “Fact Check” by Washington Post columnists Michelle Ye Hee Lee. What is this issue, you say? “Why Donald Trump calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas” of course!… Read more »