Maybe Just Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics!

Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force:

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review.

To which I add, maybe, even the media in general: worldview and politics aside, this side, that side, or suicide.

http://www.Twainquotes.com

16 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    I really like that!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thanks ……

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Sandi Staton says:

    Lies, lies, and more lies 😜

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes! And that’s no damn lie!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sandi Staton says:

        And that’s the truth!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. > “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”
    Exactly ; )

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Exactly, like you said!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. So appropriate for this time in the United States!
    I am always amazed how people can lie and do it with a straight face.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Mostly politicians, newscasters, news readers and talking heads. Or is that just A-holes!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sometimes I would think both, but mostly lately I would vote for the latter.

        Like

  5. Shame that the news people are some of the biggest liars. How does a body get to the bottom of it?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Conspiracy theories; a lot of Sneaky Pete Wine; and apparent or accidental suicide.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Good plan. See no evil, hear no evil, smell no evil…. Epstein still didn’t kill himself…

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Halbarbera says:

        Well … He was taken off suicide watch; the camera facing his cell didn’t work; and the guards didn’t check his cell for two hours when they should have checked every 20 minutes. That’s apparent suicide for sure!

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      3. Halbarbera says:

        No further investigation needed!

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      4. Everything seems good here!

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