My friend Rob Neppell at Truth Laid Bear and Kithbridge has literally made a career out of building on-line tools to break down barriers between people and organizations, and he’s done it once again with Read the Stimulus. Rob has transformed the 1,588 pages of legislation and committee reports into a searchable website designed to shine a light on the Congressional porkfest. What had once been an inaccessible and forbidding mountain as daunting as Everest now becomes accessible to those motivated to find the pork, waste, and outright fraud in them thar hills.
Let’s see what an Army of Davids can do. Get your search fingers warmed up and see what ridiculous items you can find in this bloated attempt at nationalization. Put the links and descriptions (I’ll need both) in the comments section, or e-mail them to me at stimulus-at-notonedimemore-dot-org so that we can start displaying them here at Hot Air. John McCain said that he wanted to make people famous for their pork and political aggrandizement, and maybe we can still do that.
And we should thank Rob for his tireless work on behalf of Porkbusters and other sunshine efforts. If you ever need a consultant for building an Internet presence, be sure to reach out to Kithbridge and support one of the good guys.
Update: We have our first winner, at least in terms of entertainment. I wonder who inserted this clause into page 14. Roland Burris? (h/t: HA commenter Yo)
SEC. 1112. ADDITIONAL ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE OF FUNDS. None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois.