In Honor of Veteran’s Day: “Who is ‘O’Hare’ of Chicago O’Hare International Airport?”

In Honor of Veterans Day (11 am, 11th day, 11th month. 11-11-11) Airports are named after famous people.  I know about the namesakes of John Wayne and Ronald Reagan Airports, but who is O’Hare? I pondered this when I was stuck at that massive crowded airport. WWII Navy Fighter Pilot Chicago International Airport is named … Continue reading In Honor of Veteran’s Day: “Who is ‘O’Hare’ of Chicago O’Hare International Airport?”

Recent Riots & History of “Read the Riot Act”

"I read him the riot act," means "a stern reprimand or warning of consequences." Riots of 2020 In 2020, the gatherings in Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis, turned to into violence and looting. At some point the police make the announcement: “This has been declared a riot.  Disperse immediately or you will be arrested.” The crowd … Continue reading Recent Riots & History of “Read the Riot Act”

Riots and “Reading the Riot Act”

Today, the initially peaceful assemblies in Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, and Chicago often mutate into violence and looting. At some point the police make an announcement. “This has been declared a riot.  Disperse immediately or you will be arrested.” The crowd has just been “Read the Riot Act.” In 1714, the British Parliament passed the original … Continue reading Riots and “Reading the Riot Act”