Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Cheney named Conservative of the Year, Fort Hood Terrorist Claims His Rights Being Violated, and Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too.
- CNN: Cheney named Conservative of the Year
He may have exited the national stage nearly one year ago, but former Vice President Dick Cheney has been named “Conservative of the Year” by the conservative Human Events magazine.
- Yid With Lid: Fort Hood Terrorist Claims His Rights Being Violated
Hasan who is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of being shot by police trying to prevent any further victims, is whining that the military court are are not allowing him to speak to others in Arabic, only in his native language, English.
- NY Times: Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too
Just because we humans can’t hear them doesn’t mean plants don’t howl. Some of the compounds that plants generate in response to insect mastication — their feedback, you might say — are volatile chemicals that serve as cries for help.