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Hui Tzu: "I have a tree named ailanthus, big and useless. No carpenter would look at it twice." Chuang Tzu: "Why not relax and do nothing in its shade? Axes will never shorten it's life. If there's no use for it, how can it come to grief?"

Diaries published: 8 (2439 days since last diary on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 02:18 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 712 (817 days since last comment on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 80

Total Comment Ratings: 2222

Most Recommended Diary: Where Is The Outcry?, 49 comments, 34 recommends

People Following ailanthus: 5

ailanthus's Most Recent Diaries:

I am surprised to find nothing here recommended to bring attention to the fact that police and federal agents in Minneapolis/St.Paul have been trampling all over the rights of potential protesters --
by ailanthus
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 02:18 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
It's perhaps a minor point, but when people criticize Obama's remarks in San Fransisco they tend to characterize his view as being, as Paul Krugman expresses it in this morning's column, that ...
by ailanthus
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 18, 2008 at 07:10 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Apparently the narrative has been set in stone. Hillary is a calculating liar who would sell her own grandmother for an enhanced shot at the presidency. And so the netroots, like a witless, ...
by ailanthus
Comment Count 133 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 06:46 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Napoleon, like virtually everything he wrote, sheds light far beyond its immediate point of focus, maintaining relevance even when Napoleon himself is regarded ...
by ailanthus
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Nov 25, 2007 at 08:11 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Yes the plans are all in place. Yes Bush and Cheney are like Thelma and Louise holding hands in heroic ecstasy as they gun it towards the cliff. It all seems like a rock poised to roll down hill, ...
by ailanthus
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 12:11 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
by ailanthus
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Aug 20, 2006 at 11:56 AM PDT with 16 Recommends

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