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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Here is How the Pro-Choice Crowd Can Win the Debate Once and for All… Or Forever Shut Up

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“Fertility clinics destroy embryos all the time. Why aren’t conservatives after them?” was the title of an article from Margot Kaplan in the Opinion pages of last Sunday’s Washington Post. This is one of those pieces that contains enough ridiculous to write a thousand words or two to counter, but one sentence in particular really got… Read more »

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Sanders and Trump Supporters Are Exactly Alike – and Complete Opposites

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If you’re reading this you’ve no doubt already read at least one of the many recent articles on the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and populism in the United States. If you haven’t read any yet and are looking for intelligent writing, Jonah Goldberg provides some well thought out analysis. But if intelligent analysis… Read more »

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Democrats are Lyfting an Uber Opportunity Straight to the GOP

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  It’s no secret that Bernie Sanders hates Uber. So does Hillary. As Huffington Post’s Jenny Che reports: Politicians are grappling with how to approach the ride-hailing app and the “on-demand economy,” also referred to as the “sharing economy.” In her economic policy speech Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to distance herself from… Read more »

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I Support Seattle’s Push for Sharia-Compliant Mortgages

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There is a bit of a controversy going on in Seattle. Apparently there is a push for lenders to offer Sharia-compliant mortgages. And taken at just that level, I don’t have an issue with this. As PJ Medias’ Rod Kackley reports: Buying a home is only one problem facing the Muslims of Seattle. Just as… Read more »

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I Still Stand by the $72,000 Minimum Wage Experiment, And So Should You

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This story actually broke last week, and since I was among those singing its praises a few months ago I would be remiss to not follow up. I stood right alongside all of the lefties in praising Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, for increasing his company’s minimum wage to $70,000 per year, although for different reasons…. Read more »

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Where Are the Animal Rights Activists on the Planned Parenthood Videos?

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In my 200+ posts since I started blogging I’ve never dedicated a post to the topic of abortion for a number of reasons. The main one is probably that people’s opinions are mostly set and so much has been written by both sides that I’ve never seen any angle where I could make any kind… Read more »

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Shouldn’t Allowing our Troops to Carry Guns on Base be Championed by The Left?

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The Chattanooga shooting that left four marines dead is just the latest in a line of lone wolf attacks  where news outlets such as CNN had “questions of motive”. And as everybody knows, military bases are gun-free zones. While being allowed to possess a firearm does not guarantee one’s safety, declaring any zone gun-free just guarantees… Read more »

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New HUD Directive to Transform Neighborhoods is a Great Opportunity for… Conservatives?

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HUD has a new directive planned to fundamentally transform where we live. To rehash what Skook had to say about this last week. HUD has determined or more correctly, Obama has determined the reasons for the high rates of failure among urban minorities are hidden within the five arbitrary numbers of their Zip Codes; change… Read more »

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Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens Bring up the Question – Why Do Republican Politicians Bother to Exist?

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  Help us out here, Republicans. Many of us want to support you, we really do. We worked to hand you majorities in both houses of Congress and you rewarded your constituents by letting the president run his extremist agenda all over you. This was just capped off with finding a way to cave on… Read more »

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When Will Republicans Stop Treating the Press Like they’re Journalists? Hillary Gets It.

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Over the Independence Day weekend the Bob Family was visiting Grandma and Grandpa Bob for a few days. One piece of good timing that came of it was that I got to see on Fox News cuts of Megyn Kelly’s recent interview with Mitt Romney (The Bob household “Cut the cord” over a year ago)…. Read more »