Pulling a page from the Dept. of Homeland Security, the humorous (though outraged) bean counters over at Citizens Against Government Waste have created a Pork Advistory System. The current rating is SEVERE, meaning Congress is in session. Writes CAGW:
Now being negotiated in conference, the $820 billion 2004 omnibus spending package merges seven unfinished appropriations bills. Following the $400 billion Medicare bill and the $33 billion energy bill, the omnibus could deliver the knockout punch to taxpayers in the final round of one of the most spendthrift sessions in legislative history.
More info here.