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February 15, 2009 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Stimulus Bill Wiki.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I think it's been slashdotted/mefi'ed/boingboinged/broken.

Also: in a few years, "Stimulus Bill" is going to be a ubiquitous porn star name.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 9:07 AM on February 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


Because if there's anything we need, it's a place where pro/against govt folks can shit on and grief a gigantic bill article which their respective talking heads have misrepresented to them. Sweet!
posted by cavalier at 9:11 AM on February 15, 2009


The Stimulus Bill Wiki seems to need a Server Stimulus. First try: fatal out of memory error. Retry: very slow page load.

A better stimulus watch: Shovelware.
posted by beagle at 9:12 AM on February 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Stimulus" Bill Wiki: St. Louis Browns (1922-1928)
posted by dirigibleman at 9:16 AM on February 15, 2009 [12 favorites]


Tomorrow on the Capitol steps:
"They signed ya, Bill! Now you're a law!"
"Oh, yeah!"
posted by gubo at 9:19 AM on February 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


There were several initial versions:

-one that passed the HR
-a few up for consideration in the Senate
-the one that passed the senate
-the one that was negotiated upon by congress(senate & HR that is going to be signed by Obama

I don't think this site has an updated version, since it still has the $$ going to school building.

I *might* be wrong...but if someone can back me up or correct me, I'd appreciate it.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:23 AM on February 15, 2009


In this CNN article about "Winners and losers in the final stimulus bill", it lists things that got removed from the final version. For example...
Nearly all items for Veterans Affairs were reduced and the $2 billion the Senate wanted for VA construction was wiped out altogether.
Is there a way to find out who took these provisions out and why?
posted by chillmost at 9:31 AM on February 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


dirigibleman, I was going to make a similar joke, but I was going to make him a contemporary of "Wild" Bill Hickok and "Buffalo" Bill Cody.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 9:45 AM on February 15, 2009


Wild Bill Hickock. Big Bill Broonzy. Black Bill Gates.
posted by e.e. coli at 9:59 AM on February 15, 2009


The Obama administration has their own site for tracking the funds at recovery.gov.

Here is a link to what should be the latest version of the bill as well as the other six.
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:00 AM on February 15, 2009


inconsequentialist -- can you try that second link again? I just get:

Please resubmit your search
Search results are only retained for a limited amount of time.Your search results have either been deleted, or the file has been updated with new information.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:16 AM on February 15, 2009


Ok, I hope it works this time.

H.R.1.PP
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:26 AM on February 15, 2009


Also: in a few years, "Stimulus Bill" is going to be a ubiquitous porn star name.


There's already a humorous fake porn video called The Stimulus Package.
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2009


Also: in a few years, "Stimulus Bill" is going to be a ubiquitous porn star name.

Not if he constantly has to defend the size of his package.
posted by trunk muffins at 10:58 AM on February 15, 2009 [4 favorites]



The Obama administration has their own site for tracking the funds at recovery.gov.



...except that it's just a jpeg right now.
posted by niles at 12:09 PM on February 15, 2009


Another site, stimuluswatch.org, allows people to rate individual projects, for example to build a golf course in Austin or to reduce prostitution in Dayton.
posted by vira at 2:19 PM on February 15, 2009


I see nothing there concerning free Becks, Boddingtons, Stella Artois, Heineken, Grolsch, St. Paulli, Guiness, or the like. I vote NAY.
posted by buzzman at 2:59 PM on February 15, 2009


Here's my porn movie idea: Bipartisan Bill - He'll Fuck Everybody!
posted by jamstigator at 3:31 PM on February 15, 2009


No provision for cyanide capsules? What, am I gonna have to shoot myself?
posted by orme at 4:41 PM on February 15, 2009


Good one!
posted by MrBCID at 7:06 PM on February 15, 2009


Is there a way to find out who took these provisions out and why?

A conference session is basically a big round of horse-trading. Essentially there isn't one person responsible nor any sort of accountability as there is with floor amendments. It's just all put in a blender until there's a consensus. I suppose you could even presume that not every item removed or added has a single counterpart -- it could me more like a three-way sports trade. So, no.
posted by dhartung at 10:42 PM on February 15, 2009


Looks interesting, but seems the server is still overloaded or something, can not browse beyond the homepage.
posted by Smaaz at 11:48 PM on February 15, 2009


Is there a way to find out who took these provisions out and why?

Try reading the conference report?
posted by deCadmus at 6:53 AM on February 16, 2009


What would be cool is a page that can show parts of the bill in tiny and large font (a la tags on some blogs) based on how many comments/articles have been written about the provisions. That way, you can quickly find the interesting/controversial ones.
posted by mccarty.tim at 12:49 PM on February 16, 2009


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