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


Is Black Lives Matter Indirectly a Pro-Second Amendment Movement?

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We’ve had another shooting, and predictably some jerk is admitting to politicizing the victims to advance his radical agenda. What will get buried in the news cycle is that the #BlackLivesmatter backed down from its threat to disrupt the Twin Cities’ Marathon. As the Pioneer Press’ Joe Soucheray observed, aside form self promotion to their… Read more »


What Hugh Hewitt Should have Asked Donald Trump

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I’ve made no bones about the fact that I dislike Donald Trump. But I thought that he blew an opportunity when he appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s show. Trump knew full well in advance that Hewitt likes to grill his guests on foreign policy. Instead of taking advantage of this knowledge and preparing in advance to… Read more »


Minimum Wage Chickenhawks – Big Labor Edition!

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It’s been a while since I’ve written about Leftist Minimum wage Chickenhawks, but that doesn’t mean that lefties have stopped being hypocrites on the subject! In honor of the labor Day holiday weekend, this seems like a great time to call out some of the bigger names. Since it’s been a while not all of… Read more »


John Kerry is a Genius!

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John Kerry has always impressed me with his ability to be wrong about… well, everything. You can imagine my shock when I saw him make an absolutely brilliant point! As PJMedia’s Bridget Johnson reports: Secretary of State John Kerry said today “…you think migration is a challenge to Europe today because of extremism, wait until… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »