WTF!? Rapists Have Parental Rights in Most States!

When we discuss the right to life, there's often a caveat that any legislation protecting life should permit a woman to abort their child if it's for the health of the mother or if the child was conceived through rape.  Now, many of us believe that a child's life should not be terminated because of someone else's evil acts, and it's not uncommon that mothers put in this situation decide to keep their child.  These heroic, brave women undergo a lot of stress that they didn't ask for; but they face these challenges head on.  However, one of these challenges is actually imposed by the government, and it's particularly heinous. The woman's rapist actually has parental rights over this child in the United States. When I learned about this, I couldn't believe it.  It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.  A male who does this (he does not deserve to be called a man) to another person is the last person who should have a hand in raising a child.  Not only that, but the stress this places on the mother is nothing more than a continual injury and a horrible insult delivered by the state. So let's tip our hat to the State … Continue Reading ››

Plantronics GameCom 780 Headset Review

This is an UNPAID review of the Plantronics GameCom 780 Gaming Headset. If you want a paid review, that's really fracked up.   With that said, I am morally bound to tell you that if you click on any of the Amazon links on BrainFrack.com and make a purchase, we do get a commission from Amazon.  This small commission goes towards BrainFrack.com operating costs and improvements.

Why I Needed The GameCom 780 Headset

A couple years ago, Krista bought me the really awesome Logitech G35 headset for my birthday. At the time, the headset was about $120 and the sound quality was amazing. I mostly used the headset so I could listen to music while Krista was doing her homework and studying. However, I'll also admit that I will from time to time play Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) as time permits and I need a break from working on The MSPaint Comic: Volume 2. Over Krista's winter Christmas break, she had a lot of free time on her hands and she decided to give SWTOR a chance. She thoroughly enjoyed it. Well, the logical thing to do was to give her a headset... and she always … Continue Reading ››

Greatest Part of Being an Author

Kevin Tracy signing The MSPaint Comic for a deployed Airman.A few short months ago, I wrote about how the greatest compliment I've received about The MSPaint Comic was that people said their children would immediately start drawing after finishing reading the book.  I thought those compliments about inspiring young people were the greatest thing about being an author.   Well, I spoke too soon.  The greatest part of being an author came yesterday when I got to write individual notes to deployed Airmen in the comics being donated in care packages. This was just too cool for words.  We drove out to South Bend to drop off a box of books for the care packages after I finished writing the final letter.

Democrats Undermined GOP Foreign Policy First

Democrats are up in arms that the Republican Majority in the United States Senate; where the US Constitution entrusts the power to ratify treaties; wrote an open letter to Tehran warning that they have the power to block any unacceptable deal between the United States and Iran over its nuclear program.  This comes about a week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to the US Congress about the unacceptable conditions emerging from the US-Iran negotiations. The following quote is from Vice President Joe Biden:
"In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary — that the president does not have the constitutional authority to reach a meaningful understanding with them."
So SUDDENLY this is a problem?  Let's hop into our political time machine and go back to April 2007. pelosi-assad This is then-Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi meeting with Bashar al-Assad, the Dictator President of Syria.  At the time, Syria was working with Iran to send weapons and IEDs to Iraq to kill … Continue Reading ››

Stephen Colbert Talks Catholicism

I'm not sure how I missed this America House interview with Stephen Colbert, but I thought it was fantastic and wanted to share it with you. Stephen Colbert made a name for himself playing a mock-conservative news anchor on Comedy Central years ago and has recently been tapped to replace David Letterman on The Late Show on CBS.   I have no idea whether or not he plans on hosting the show with this awesome beard, but the Colbeard has impressed this bearded real-life conservative. However, what's impressed me more than Stephen Colbert's new beard is his eagerness to discuss his Catholic faith and the ease with which he expresses its depth... all of course while being the light-hearted Stephen Colbert that loves to make us laugh.

DOJ Targeting Menendez (D-NJ)

The conservative media is ablaze with allegations that Eric Holder's Department of Justice has targeted another of Barack Obama's enemies for political reasons.  While Senator Menendez is a Democrat Senator, he has undoubtedly been a huge thorn in the side of Barack Obama.  He recently made headlines by joining fellow Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio in denouncing Barack Obama's plans to normalize relations with Cuba.  He also blasted Obama by saying his rhetoric on the Iran deal "sounded like talking points straight out of Tehran." Now, I haven't seen any of the evidence against Senator Menendez, but I doubt he's innocent. I really do believe most of the Democrats in both houses of Congress are corrupt in ways that would sicken and even shock us. Is the Department of Justice unfairly targeting Senator Menendez because he's been a critic of Barack Obama? I think that's highly likely. However, just because he's being unfairly targeted doesn't mean he's not guilty. The Department of Justice would not be bringing charges against him if they didn't believe they had a case. At the same time, it seems very likely that the Department of Justice could have just as easily have made a … Continue Reading ››

Al Gore 2016?

There's a long standing tradition in national politics.  You don't go to Iowa the year before a Presidential election unless you want to be President or are helping someone run for President.   This is the time when people begin testing the waters to see whether or not the possibility of being elected President exists and Iowa or New Hampshire are always the first stops.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Al Gore is going to Iowa.  So will we soon be seeing Al Gore 2016 yard signs?

Al Gore's Visit Isn't Really That Exciting

Liberals around the country right now are looking constipated as they hope Al Gore 2016 happens more than they've ever hoped anything before.
Liberals around the country right now are looking constipated as they hope Al Gore 2016 happens more than they've ever hoped anything before.
Officially, the details of the trip don't lend a lot of credibility to the case.  Al Gore is the chairman of the Climate Reality Project; which is doing some training stuff in Iowa in the second week of May.  He'll be in Iowa in May.  While it is certainly acceptable to announce an Al Gore 2016 … Continue Reading ››

Baby Drop Boxes in Indiana?

On Tuesday, I wrote a review of The Drop Box that was very unfavorable towards the film; but I stressed my criticism was limited to the film making and not the message of the film. Well, it's time to put my money where my mouth is. Indiana is now considering allowing these baby drop boxes as a continuation of the "Safe Haven" law that lets mothers leave their newly born children at safe places such as hospitals and police and fire stations.  HB1016 passed the house unanimously and is now waiting to be heard in the Indiana Senate.  The box simply provides a designated, safer area where the mother can drop off her child without risking the child's life or health to exposure to cold or the elements. Opponents to the drop boxes, and I would imagine the safe haven laws in general, argue that, as was worded in this AP article, "the boxes make it easier to abandon a child without exploring other options and contend they do nothing to address poverty and other societal issues that contribute to unwanted babies." This implies that poverty and societal issues can be solved overnight. This implies … Continue Reading ››

Easy…Easy Like A Sunday Morning

Well color me surprised! Indiana had a chance to crawl out of the archaic Prohibition era and join this century. There was even a "region" lawmaker (Representative Tom Dermody-R LaPorte) who had drafted the original bill. Dermody ultimately pulled the bill because of changes made which would have required big-box and grocery stores to sell liquor from behind the counter and keep beer and wine sales in one section of the store. This isn't the cause of Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, or even Muslims, however; certainly there are those who are of a more religious sect that are undoubtedly against Sunday liquor sales, but they have not been vocal and/or active in this fight. Nope, the group that is stopping this bill by putting unnecessary, burdensome restrictions in place is the liquor store lobby. Their rationale is that if they are open on Sundays then they would lose the Monday and Saturday business spikes. Additionally, that would mean another day of paying employees, utilities, etc. This sets up a liquor store lobby vs. "big box stores" dynamic, as the Walmarts and Targets of the world will be open on Sunday no matter what. Sound logic, except that NO ONE is forcing ANY liquor stores to be … Continue Reading ››

Drones are the New UFOs for Conspiracy Nuts

infowars-ufoI was in my pickup truck this afternoon when I heard on the radio that dozens of drones are being reported around Paris, France. This horribly dire problem is especially bad around the Effle Tower.  Please forgive my insensitivity but SO WHAT!?  What even constitutes a drone anymore? A CIA Predator is obviously a drone. What about a hobbyists R/C plane? Would Alex Jones and his legion of tin foil hat wearing ablutophobiacs start shooting police officers again if they found out their local police department was buying these? rubber-band-airplane It just goes to show that Libertarians and Anarchists are more French than American.  Whilst digging around in the new BrainFrack.com archives (which are just archives of things we've written on previous websites) I found this in a 2010 article written by Mr. Tracy.
The underlying motivation behind Ron Paul, his tin foil hat society, and most Libertarians isn’t Thomas Jefferson or James Madison. It’s not their narrow interpretation of the Constitution. It’s not even American; it’s French. The truth that they don’t want you to discover for yourselves is that their philosophies … Continue Reading ››