FRIDAY YES OR NO – THE DAYLIGHT TIME SWAN SONG EDITION

It’s October 30, 2015 and time for the final Friday Yes or No written in daylight saving time. I’d tell you to remember to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed tomorrow night. But smartphones, the way most of you tell time, have got this one handled, too.

Q1: Does REI’s decision to close its stores on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, so that people enjoy the outdoors make sense?

A1: No

Q2: Is that because the odds are good that, in much of the United States, the weather is likely to be inhospitable to going outside to do anything on Nov. 27?

A2: Yes

Q3: There are a lot of reports that the girl who was thrown sitting at a her desk at a South Carolina high school was being disruptive. Does that justify what the now-fired deputy sheriff did?

A3: No

Q4: Is that because a professional would have other, less violent ways of dealing with a problem like this?

A4: Yes

Q5: And also because all law enforcement does when it conducts itself in that matter is cause other kids to see the police as a potential oppressor and not as something there to protect them?

A5: Yes

Q6: Will President Obama miss the periodic debt/budget crises that have been his lot since the Republicans took control of the House in 2011?

A6: No

Q7: Do women with breast cancer have a point that all the pink ribbons that show up in October to raise awareness do little to help solve the real problem of the disease itself?

A7: Yes

Q8: Once again, there will be those complaining about the clock change back to standard time on Sunday morning. Is eliminating daylight saving time a good idea?

A8: No

Q9: Is that because no one wants to get up in the dark at 8 a.m. in mid-December?

A9: Yes

Q10: Will the Mets make it back to Kansas City for Game 6 of the World Series?

A10: Yes

Q11: Is that because, if you’re a Mets fan, you gotta believe?

A11: Yes

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