The bestest mostest awesomest intelligence is still human intelligence. Humans are still the most capable hunters and gatherers known to walk the planet. That is why The WashingtonWatch Blog is resorting to the highly evolved homo internetus to help track down and record earmarks. Earmarks are the undisputed currency of the Washington politician, as they are used to placate the unwashed masses to perpetuate said politicians stay in power; ironically to no benefit of the US as a whole (is that irony? I always get that confused). Find an earmark on the web and submit it to the Earmark Entry Form. A motivator – there is a contest!
Sorting through earmarks to put them in the database isn’t the easiest thing you’ll ever do, but you will be a transparency hero for doing it, and we’re also going to sweeten the deal with some recognition and prizes!
To the person who enters the most earmarks, we’ll give an Amazon Kindle! (6″ diagonal E Ink version) It’s the slim, lightweight, wireless way to read stuff!
We’ll give an iPod Shuffle to the person who enters the second highest number of earmarks.
And to third place we’ll give a delicious Regular Deluxe Fruitcake!
Any prize can be collected in cash of equivalent value. (What – you don’t like fruitcake?)