OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Mornin' Bombers!  Notice I left off the "good" part of the salutation? That's because I have to work today.  Sorry to take it out on you. ;-)

Seems like the most interesting thing in the news cycle tonight is Starbucks writing a message on their cups in Washington DC to get Congress to act on the fiscal cliff. Now why didn't WE think of that?

Your daily Twitter sampler:

Now on to the history lesson!

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

On This Day

in 1871, the world's first official cat show was held at the Crystal Palace in London.

In 1927, Show Boat, by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, premiered on Broadway.

In 1978, after 40 years of dictatorship, Spain became a democracy.

In 1979, the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, opening a few cans o'worms.

In 2001, China was granted normal trade relations with the U.S.

In 2007, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.

Born on This Day

1571 – Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)

1654 – Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)

1802 - Thomas Fearnley, Norwegian landscape painter (d. 1842)

Thomas Fearnley - Sorrento

1822 – Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)

1864 – René Georges Hermann-Paul, French illustrator (d. 1940)

Photobucket

1879 – Sydney Greenstreet, English actor (d. 1954)

Photobucket

1901 – Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (d. 1992)

Marlene Dietrich Publicity Still 1943

1915 – Mary Kornman, American actress (d. 1973)

Photobucket

1923 – Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter (d. 2012)

Photobucket

1931 – Scotty Moore, American guitarist

1941 – Michael Pinder, British musician (Moody Blues)

1943 – Cokie Roberts, American "journalist"

1946 – Lenny Kaye, American guitarist

1947 – Tracy Nelson, American blues singer

1948 – Gérard Depardieu, French actor

1952 – David Knopfler, British musician (co-founder of Dire Straits)

1969 – Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist

Died on This Day

1631 - Jan Pynas, Dutch painter (b. ca. 1583)

Photobucket

1743 – Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)

Rigaud, Hyacinthe (French)_Louis XIV

1950 – Max Beckmann, German painter (b. 1884)

Max Beckmann, Bildnis Ehepaar Carl (Portrait of the Carls)

1978 – Chris Bell American musician (b. 1951)

1987 - Priscilla Dean, actress (b. 1896)

Photobucket

2003 – Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)

2008 – Delaney Bramlett, American musician (b. 1939)

Today is

National Fruit Cake Day
Make Cut out Snowflakes Day (?)

Extended (Optional)

Poll

What message would you have on your Starbucks cup?

18%8 votes
0%0 votes
2%1 votes
6%3 votes
9%4 votes
0%0 votes
0%0 votes
11%5 votes
2%1 votes
27%12 votes
11%5 votes
9%4 votes

| 43 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.