Since today happens to be a pretty slow news day, I figured I’d share with you something a little bit more humorous than my usual reports. A petition started on www.petitions.whitehous.gov on November 14th proclaims that the U.S must begin development on a Death Star by no later than 2016. That’s right folks, a Death Star.
What’s interesting is that the petition has actually passed the required 25,000 signatures, right before its cutoff yesterday December 14th 2012. Natalie M of Minneapolis happens to be the 25000th contributor, and the current number of signatures as of date are 25,609+ signatures. After a petition meets this kind of goal, it is then sent to the White House where a mandatory response must be made.
Avid 4chan, Reddit, and Twitter users are the main reason the petition reached its goal. It’s going to be quite interesting to see what exactly the White House has to say about this. Not only is this one of the most ludicrous things to ever drop onto the White House’s doorstep (well except for George Bush Jr.), but there’s absolutely no way it can be done anyway. I realize how awesome it would be to have a Death Star floating around with the moon and sun, but lets be honest; it’s just not gonna happen. The U.S’s biggest plans right now are reforming the healthcare system, not flying up into space to create a monstrous defense station to protect us from….well nothing. Here is the official petition description:
“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.”
The best part about this whole situation is that the White House can’t simply say “No”. Someone will have to look over the whole thing and actually discuss it with various officials. It may even end up moving to NASA or the Defense Department if the White House finds it to be out of their league. I’d love to see Obama make a suggestive comment in his next speech about the upcoming plans to build a Death Star. That would be pretty hilarious. I guess all we can do now is wait and hope for a miracle. Even if we don’t get our wish, it will still be a funny day for America.[NBCNews]