When the data doesn’t agree with your agenda, there must be something inherently wrong with it. When the data agrees with your agenda, it’s infallible. A wonderful and poignant comment was posted on the GreaterFool.ca blog by my favourite character over there, Smoking Man:
#40Smoking Man on 07.03.13 at 10:21 pm
Gee Wizz garth, Franken numbers ha.
They weren’t Franken numbers last fall when we were in seasonal decline..
Definition of Franken number = when stats go against someone’s wishful bias.