The iPINIONS Journal

Commentaries on the Global Events of 2019—Volume XV

by Anthony Livingston Hall



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 488
ISBN : 9781532092633
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 488
ISBN : 9781532092626
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 488
ISBN : 9781532092640

About the Book

ANTHONY L. HALL takes aim at the global events of 2019 with a unique and refreshing perspective. Some of the topics in this volume include: Republicans and Democrats aping Sunnis and Shias “Even if Democrats impeach Trump in Congress or defeat him at the polls, his presidency has already sown seeds of division and dysfunction that could harvest political thorns for a thousand years.” Social networks abolishing ‘Likes’ “They can’t quit likes. Because networks are as hooked on the money likes generate as users are on the high they stimulate.” Colin Kaepernick moving NFL tryout and making new demands “Kaepernick must think he’s Trump and the NFL the Republican Party. Because only delusions of grandeur on that scale explains him thinking he can play the NFL like this.” White evangelical Christians supporting Trump “The hypocrisy inherent in them showing abject loyalty to this two-legged golden calf is almost too contemptible for words. Suffice it to know that a skunk has more regard for a garden party than Trump has for a house of worship.” Hong Kongers protesting Chinese rule “These protests amount to nothing more than a self-hating, Stockholm Syndrome-like preference for the British over the Chinese. Hong Kongers don’t want democracy so much as a return to British colonial rule.” MTV trying to whitewash Michael Jackson’s name from VMAs “Frankly, his pedophile exploits were such that MTV paying any homage to him is tantamount to Jello paying homage to Bill Cosby.” Rich parents offering bribes to get their kids into elite colleges “The real indictment is that, despite all the resources at their disposal, these parents raised such dumb, lazy, and untalented kids.” Failure of latest US-North Korea nuclear summit “While Trump flew off to take a cold shower back in America, Kim was smoking a cigarette and planning sightseeing tours around Vietnam. So who do you think is zooming who in their “brokeback” bromance…?”

About the Author

Anthony L. Hall is a Washington-based lawyer who is licensed to practice in a number of foreign jurisdictions. He hails from The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands and was educated at some of America’s best schools, including Williams College. Hall is also a syndicated columnist and author of The iPINIONS Journal, a weblog of enlightening and entertaining commentaries that provide a refreshing take on current events. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.