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White House Death Star Petition: DNews Nugget

The US should build a Death Star because, you know, why not?

That's No Moon: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an empire built the ultimate weapon - the Death Star. But it promptly got destroyed by a group of meddling rebels. So they built a new Death St– BOOM! Damned Ewoks.

Remind me, why was the construction of such a ridiculously huge planet killer deemed a "good idea"? It certainly wasn't cheap! Anyhow, for some reason, there's a White House petition entitled "Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016," so someone thinks it's a sound commitment of resources.

Or could it be a dig at NASA's hinted plans of building a space station at the Earth-moon L2 point? Why not shape the proposed Imperial base research station like the Star Wars Death Star so we can say, ironically, "That's no moon..." - what an original meme! I'll have to tweet that...

Oh yes, here's the full text of the petition. Over 1,000 Siths have signed it. I'm on the Jedi's side. "Porkins!! Noooooo..."

From the We the People: Your Voice in Our Government site:

"Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. "By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense."

via The Washington Post