In addition to the transparency that a project like this brings to the workings of government, there is the added benefit of the comic relief that can be found in the comments section of the site.
Inevitably, looking at how all of that money may be spent results in a feeling of unease, if not downright digust. When this happens, just scroll down to the comments and you are bound to find a few gems.
My vote for Stimulus Commenter of the Day is Barrie.
Here is Barrie on the construction of a dog park in Chula Vista, CA:
The individual that put this into the questionable "Stimulus" proposal should share a cell with Bernie MadoffMy favorite one though, is Barrie commenting on a plan to spend $99,600 for doorbells in Laurel, MS:
I would like to see this individual in the ring with Hulk Hogan so he ( The Hulk) could ring his bellBarrie is right on both accounts. And in the space of two sparse comments he manages to skewer the entire enterprise and run the gamut of pop culture references. I don't think this qualifies as a silver lining to the stimulus, but it is good for few laughs. Go check it out.