notes from NYT Crosswords, and a weekly visit to the Union Square Greenmarket.
Friday, March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
The new battle to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act has some unusual quotes: “Burn the ships,” one Republican shouted to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.), invoking the command that Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conquistador, gave his men upon landing in Mexico in 1519.
The phrase and pictures of burning ships has become a meme for coaches and salespeople. No retreat, conquer !