Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The Democrats are still short votes on the health care bill, the Army says that the Fort Hood shooter said “Allahu Akbar” before the massacre, and President Obama gaffes from a shout out during a speech.
Democrats are still short votes by double digits.
- Boston Herald: Army - Suspect said ‘Allahu Akbar!’ before shooting
The base commander at Fort Hood says soldiers who witnessed a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire at the Texas post.
- NewsBusters: Obama Gives Shout Out to ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Winner’ Who Isn’t
Ah, the dangers of giving shout outs without a teleprompter. Crow is not a Medal of Honor recipient.