“Statistics don’t lie. Statisticians do.” – Somebody smart said that; maybe it was me.

Quite a week indeed, so far – and its only Wednesday. The Trump diehards are continuing to make waves and rattle cages over the foul, pungent stench of the Great Election Fraud of 2020. American blood-sport politics at its worst.

There really wouldn’t be much to look at and discuss had it not been for the Trump legal team to let slip the dogs of war – or in this case, those maligned, socially dysfunctional math geeks who look at graphs and data sets the way I used to get a sneak look at my best friends stash of his dad’s Playboy collection from the early 70’s. Ah, those junior high years! But I digress. More on that later. Tons of statistical anomalies are being explained to condescending and theatrical political panels of low-grade politicians in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin. These faux hearings are comprised of locally elected simpletons who prayed that they never in their political careers would have to make the BIG decisions. These are tiny, spineless jellyfish-like humanoids who don’t want to make waves, or stir the pot and have angry constituents send them back to their home cities and towns, left only with the prospect of having to get real jobs. Its bad enough when you have to take a stand, but when you are forced to hear testimony that injects numbers, equations, and mathematical evidence using decimal points, curves, and graphs – well, there isn’t a taxpayer funded salary big enough to put up with that.

“82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.” – Steven Wright

The problem with all of this statistical anomaly data is that it is an opening argument, not a closing one. It proves that there is valid reason for suspicion, but does not prove a crime has been committed. That will take work; lots of it. Not just testimony from folks who claimed to have witnessed all sorts of shenanigans, but actual hard copies, pics, and physical evidence. Testimony will only go as far as the stalemate of we said / they said.

Hard evidence must be shown soon – like, you know – tomorrow!! It’s been a good thirty seconds since the sound of the two minute warning, and we are down by eight. A touchdown and a two-point conversion will be needed just to tie the game.

I certainly hope team Trump has had a good practice week.

Published by Raison D'etre

Defender of truth, justice, and the American way of unbridled capitalism. Shameless promoter of American exceptionalism. A connoisseur of wine and fine spirits, and food critic and consultant to the worlds finest chefs. A lot of fun at parties. Knows many attorneys. Loves bacon, margaritas, and firearms.

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