The Song of Hiawatha

watching boardwalk empire, steve buscemi does a fantastic drunken bar scene, reciting from two amazing poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/pdf/Anderson_hiawatha.pdf

"Hiawatha And The Pearl-Feather"
Take your war-club, Puggawaugun,
And your mittens, Minjekahwun,
And your birch-canoe for sailing,
And the oil of Mishe-Nahma,
So to smear its sides, that swiftly
You may pass the black pitch-water;
Slay this merciless magician,
Save the people from the fever
That he breathes across the fen-lands,
And avenge my father’s murder!"

"Straightway from the Shining Wigwam
Came the mighty Megissogwon,
Tall of stature, broad of shoulder,
Dark and terrible in aspect,
Clad from head to foot in wampum,
Armed with all his warlike weapons"

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=296

The Song of Hiawatha

Thus departed Hiawatha,
Hiawatha the Beloved,
In the glory of the sunset,.
In the purple mists of evening,
To the regions of the home-wind,
Of the Northwest-Wind, Keewaydin,
To the Islands of the Blessed,
To the Kingdom of Ponemah,
To the Land of the Hereafter!

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Bain Capital strikes again

Buyout firms KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) and Bain Capital LP, together with real estate investment trust Vornado Realty Trust (VNO.N), took Toys ‘R’ Us private for $6.6 billion in 2005. The deal saddled the company with debt, limiting its ability to revamp its stores and make online shopping easier.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-toys-r-us-bankruptcy/toys-r-us-preparing-for-possible-bankruptcy-filing-sources-idUKKCN1BR00K

when the supreme court reads like poetry

They didn’t even elaborate that they’re agreeing with the District Court in allowing grandparents in. Only the last sentence which tells you the 3 dissenting justices would have struck down the District Court entirely, gives the full meaning of the court’s momentous decision.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

ORDER IN PENDING CASE 16-1540

TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL.
V.
HAWAII, ET AL.

The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.