Tag Archives: Bartcop

I’m right here! Look over this way! Here I am!

I’m an old fan of Bartcop  and once in a while I jump in to try to provide the correct answer to one of his ‘mystery cities’ or ‘mystery cars’ quizzes . . . Yesterday I got one! The “mystery food”. A little thrill for sure, but check the name:

For those not familiar, Bartcop has been around since the 90’s posting cartoons, commentary and quotes from around the web, plus original stuff – including some wicked funny and original photoshopped offerings. A fine place to lose yourself for a few minutes every day.

Two years ago, I got linked from Bartcop (one serious OMG moment) and on that day racked up a record number of views – a number I’ll never reach again. This time though, no linkee. 😦

Another media failure: everyone should know this stuff, but there isn’t really time. Ya’ know?

You know the endless and annoying hysterical script that goes like this:

  • OMG Social Security is a Ponzi scheme!
  • OMG it’s going broke!
  • OMG people live longer!
  • OMG fewer workers per retiree!
  • Et-freacking-cetera.

A little reality:

  • Social Security has run a surplus since it began
  • has a trust fund in the trillions
  • is completely sound for at least 25 more years
  • cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit, and
  • life expectancy is a false issue; people today who reach 65 live about the same number of years as earlier generations. (Our stunning achievement in nearly defeating infant mortality is what changed  life expectancy figures.)

Try to memorize this – makes for great dinner table conversation.

via links at Bartcop which mostly go here

Why can’t Democrats manage to say it this clearly?

via Bartcop

Government is the problem; spiting our nose edition

“Other than telling us how to live, think, marry, pray, vote, invest, educate our children and, now, die, Republicans have done a fine job of getting government out of our personal lives.”
                                                         — Editorial Page, Portland Oregonian    


A few goodies from Bartcop today. UPDATE: A friend just pointed out the disappearing wallet! I missed it first time.

Stats spike: Bartcop hearted me!

I had a cheap thrill just now. Went to my site stats and saw 511 visits for today! Ahh, I thought, as I turned to sing love songs to my mirror, I am the cookies I am. But then I looked a little further. Sigh, my ego blushed red when I saw that 329 of those came from a single place. So my army of newbies came, looked, and left. Easy come. It happened because I emailed a comment to Bart, the proprietor at Bartcop.com  yesterday (an oldie but goodie). Today he posted a link.