"Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016."
In what may be the best news of the year, 25,000 people in the U.S. signed a petition for the President to begin building a Death Star by 2016.
"By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star," says the petition, "the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense."
They actually even estimated what it would cost to build a Death Star and decided on a not-too-insane statistic of $852 quadrillion, which is about 13,000 times what the whole world makes.
Here's the deal: they've gathered enough signatures that White House is supposedly required by policy to answer them. Which would be all sorts of hilarious and ironic.
But with the fiscal cliff, perhaps conscientious citizens should be asking the White House: shouldn't we be sending our troops home from the Outer Rim before focusing on a weapon with the power to destroy planets?