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

Knick-Safe-600-LI-a

A Tale of Two Professional Football Players

By 4 Comments 1,185 views

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 »

sly_gadsden_promotion_600

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

By 8 Comments 1,119 views

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 »

IMG_1439

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

By 22 Comments 1,465 views

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 »

Hillary-Elizabeth-Warren-Twins-Shining

The Top Underreported Lie from the DNC Convention

By 6 Comments 849 views

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 »

IMG_0798

The Washington Post’s Outstanding DNC Coverage

By 8 Comments 1,309 views

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 »

toon130412

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

By 18 Comments 1,328 views

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 »

39650-muslimboardgame

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

By 7 Comments 1,302 views

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 »

33893-IPhone_Gay_Executions_Apple_Boycott_Indiana

Remember When the Left Was Against Torture?

By 24 Comments 1,993 views

  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 »

Backwards

Green Chickenhawks, You’re Missing a Great Opportunity!

By 27 Comments 1,725 views

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 »

lb0628cd20160627091752

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

By 12 Comments 1,361 views

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 »