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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The Left’s Dirty Secret – They Hate You. Yes, YOU. (Part 4 of 5)

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One of the more maddening elements of our political debate is how both sides view the individual, and how they treat them. Conservative ideals are based on individual responsibility, and in turn the state showing respect for that individual. On the flip side, as we saw in our last chapter, the Radical Left despises the… Read more »

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Being a Leftist Means never having to Say You’re Sorry (3 of 5)

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What may be the most appealing thing about being a leftist is that you can never be wrong – ever. As we learned from our last post, leftist ideas never fail because their only objective is to make leftists feel good about themselves. If their ideas appear to fail, it is always someone else’s fault… Read more »

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The Left Has Two Huge Advantages, and I Have No Idea How we Overcome Them (Part 2 of 5)

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*** Update – Welcome, Instapundit readers! *** Back when Sister Babe was pregnant with Little Bob, we had a conversation about how our lives would be changing once we became parents. One concern she raised was that I would no longer be able to go to the (sadly, now closed) Rhino Bar on Sunday afternoons… Read more »

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How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math? (Part 1 of 5)

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“Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It’s not for science.” – Mann Washington Posts’s Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama’s warnings on Climate Change: “The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other,” Obama said in a speech… Read more »

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You’ll Never Guess Who Came Up With Some Brilliant Debate Questions

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As the title of this post suggests, you’re probably guessing it wasn’t a source you’d expect to find intelligent questions. And you’d be correct! Longtime readers of mine will recognize one of my favorite sources for pure, unadulterated leftism – that’s right, The Nation! One newsletter this week featured a gem from Andrew J. Bacevich… Read more »

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And Your 2015 Hero of the Year Is… Donald Trump?

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Image appears via The Earl of Taint My apologies for that beverage-spitting-onto-your-screen inducing headline. And of course, sorry for this post being so late, but the last few weeks have been pretty crazy in Bobville. Faithful readers know that I have no love for The Donald, so why would I designate him as the 2015… Read more »

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And Your 2015 Villain of the Year Is…

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…Someone you never would have guessed, perhaps not even heard of. This year saw no shortage of villians, from the obvious choices in ISIS, Al-Queda, Putin, the terrorist shooters in Paris and California, or the soon to be nuclear armed Iranian rulers. One could also look at these characters’ enablers, such as President Obama, the… Read more »

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Did You Know that Jesus Was a Radical Leftist?

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One of the more irritating tactics you’ll see from the Radical Left is suggesting that their positions, no matter how extreme, are actually conservative ideas and that we’re only opposing them out of some personal bias, usually against President Obama. The two easiest examples that come to mind are how, based on some old white… Read more »

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Did Marco Rubio Just Quietly Save America?

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    To answer my own question in the headline, indirectly and painfully, but I believe he just might have. Powerline’s John Hinderaker reports: We conservatives think we are a hundred times smarter than liberals. So why does it seem that our representatives in Washington so often get the short end of the stick? That’s… Read more »