It’s October 28, 2016. The election is 11 days away but, as the calendar would have it, 20 Questions Friday is at hand.

20 Questions Friday is the post in which I ask questions and the answers are – whatever. Like ‘em, don’t like ‘em, ponder ‘em, go to the next page on the Internet.

They’re just what’s going through my head as this final weekend of October draws nigh. I hope yours is a good one.

Here we go:

— I know there’s a lot of sentiment that this is a done deal for Hillary Clinton, but aren’t the poll trends just a little too close for comfort?

— If you have early voting in your state, or are voting absentee, have you voted yet?

— Does an annual U.S. economic growth rate of 2.9% sound OK to you? 

— How the hell did the Bundys and their acolytes get acquitted for their armed seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon?

— Now that they’ve gotten a pass, will the Bundys or their ilk go for bigger game, like a national monument or agency office?

— Do Web sites still measure “eye stickiness”?

— Will trumpets sound from heaven if Darrell Issa loses his House seat from California?

— It makes all the sense in the world, so is there a snowball’s chance in hell that Obamacare will ever get the public option that could make it more affordable? 

— If the Cubs close out the Indians this weekend at Wrigley Field, would that celebration be as raucous as the one in Chicago when they made it to the World Series for the first time in 71 years?

— Are you celebrating Diwali on Sunday? (If so, Happy Diwali!)

— Has Trump sued The New York Times yet for publishing the improper sexual advance stories? Wasn’t that suit “imminent” two weeks ago?

— When you were a 10-year-old, did you or your friends threaten to sue someone if they said something bad about you?

— Do you put mayonnaise on cold-cut sandwiches?

— If Hillary Clinton wins and the Republicans hold on to the House, can we find two years worth of ways to show Jason Chaffetz for the jackass he is?

— How much longer will this period of relatively cheap gasoline continue?

— Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight? (ninth in a series of song-title questions)

— Is Putin taking a big chance on this WikiLeaks campaign against Clinton, considering he’s No. 1 with a bullet on her international shit list if she wins?

— How soon after Halloween (which is Monday) will Starbucks start using its 2016 holiday cups?

— Will Starbucks piss off Fox News’ War on Christmas warriors by not specifically mentioning the holiday on a freakin’ coffee cup?

— No reflection on Starbucks, but is there any chance that Halloween can be abolished?


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