It sounds like a case of “May the farce be with you,”
but at this moment, in a galaxy not far away, there is a real-life petition on a White House website pushing for the funding and construction of a Death Star like the one featured in the “Star Wars” film saga.
Holy shit, you guys are treating those petitions like real things that you should take seriously? Let's look at some other examples of real-life petitions on a White House website. We have people who want to have the country of Canada secede from the United States:
OK, so maybe that one was just a few idiots. But we also have people pushing to make "The Rock" starring Nicolas Cage into the "Official Movie of America":
People who want to establish motorcycle judges to replace our current legal system:
|I wouldn't be that surprised to discover that Odd Future actually sent this one in.|
|ZOMG THAT'S SUCH AN OBAMA MOVE, WANTING POWER TO DESTROY ENTIRE PLANETS|
We petition the Obama administration to: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.In the “Star Wars” movies, the Death Star was an armed battle station in space that produced enough concentrated firepower to instantly destroy a planet.
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.
WND is concerned that their readers might not have seen Star Wars, which is sensible since this is the same crowd that boycotted Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Besides, Rebel Alliance? Sounds like a Commie revolution scheme to me. Look, we get it--it's a space station that blows up planets.
So far, there’s no official response from the White House
Are they covering up progress on an already-built Death Star? Someone get Boba Fett on this pronto.
but there could be one should the petition collect 25,000 signatures by mid-December. As of Monday afternoon, more than 800 people signed the online measure.
Just think, if 24,200 more people sign, the White House might have to officially respond to one of a bazillion fake petitions that have sprung up on their remarkably ill-thought-out petition website.
Interestingly, one of the names on the petition is “Darth V.” from Burlington, N.C., who signed the measure Dec. 1.
|"Yo Barack, come check this out. I went on the petition site and signed it--get this--as Darth Vader. Man, I crack me up!"|
WHAT? Luke and Leia are related and Vader is their fucking DAD? Give me a fucking spoiler alert next time, assholes.