Thursday, December 13, 2012

The unforgiving minute: That's no moon!

Sometimes, I really do worry that democracy can be just a little *too* much "of the people," if you know what I mean.

From AmericaBlog:
“American Death Star” petition clears threshold for White House response
12/13/2012 9:04pm by Jon Green

It’s official: the petition urging the White House to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016″ has received the necessary 25,000 signatures to trigger a White House response.

The petition reads, in part:
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.
Securing resources and funding may prove to be a bit of a challenge; the amount of iron necessary to build an imperial Death Star would require taking a big chunk out of the Earth’s core and would cost roughly $852 quadrillion, or 13,000 times the Earth’s GDP.

But on the other hand, if Texas wants to secede now -- bring it, bitchez!

Note that the estimated cost of the Death Star does not include roughly triple that amount necessary to secure the Disney intellectual property rights to the Death Star TM.

Minute's up.

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