The White House Rejects Petition To Build Real-Life Death Star. Surprised?
That's right, there was a real petition sent to the tippy-top of our government to build a Death Star like the one seen on Star Wars and the 'compelling' argument was made on the amount of jobs it'd create. The White House must respond to a petition once it garners a certain amount of signatures and because this one did, they took a very humorous approach when responding; you've gotta read this!
"The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon... Not the least of the hurdles for a real-life Death Star is the space construction costs, which has been estimated at $850 quadrillion (that's $850,000,000,000,000,000). The White House is trying to reduce the deficit, not expand it... Also, the Administration does not support blowing up planets... Furthermore, why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that could be exploited by a one-man starship?... However, look carefully and you'll notice something already floating in the sky — that's no moon, it's a space station!"
Yeah, God-forbid that if plans were actually drawn up that they'd be stolen by rebels (terrorists) and we'd have to hire Sith lords (Seal Team 6?) to hunt them down and eradicate the threat! Anyway, the White House rep then goes on to encourage people to get jobs in science and math related fields in order to put their imaginations to better use and that the Force will be with us if we have a top-notch WORKforce and reminds us that "the power of the Death Star to destroy a planet or even a whole star system is insignificant next to the power of the 'Force'!"
Read the whole sarcasm-laden response here and expect an equally tongue-in-cheek letter 'to the people' that have also petitioned the White House to build a real Starship Enterprise from Star Trek... Yup, and we wanna trust these same American petitioners (and endorsers) to vote on serious issues like picking a President, much less picking an American Idol? We're done for!