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Petition to Build a Death Star is Blowing Up on WhiteHouse.Gov

First Ronald Reagan proposes a missile defense system that gets dubbed “Star Wars,” and now one Colorado man has started a petition to get President Obama to build a Death Star. People. If we want our government to spend tons of money to make something from Star Wars into a reality, shouldn’t it be lightsabers? Or blasters. Or even hoverbikes. I mean, really.

Known only as John D, the Death Star enthusiast started a petition on the We the People section of to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” Currently the petition has just over 20,000 signatures, putting it within reach of its 25,000 signature goal; if it hits said goal by this Friday, December 14th, the government will have to officially review it.

Writes John D, “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.”

Did someone just say “Death Star” and “construction” in the same sentence? I feel a YouTube embed coming on… can’t… resist…

(via: The FW)

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  • Anonymous

    If that’s the case can we get them to build something from Star Trek too. I would very much prefer transporting to having to deal with TSA.

  • Jeff Lowy

    I think an X-Wing would be more cost effective. Travels at light speed and the Rebel Alliance does not have to deal with TSA.

  • Brynda Zeller

    Just a thought… There is actually a serious petition to increase NASA’s budget that people might want to sign as well, or instead…

  • Anonymous

    I agree, but where to put your luggage.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but you *know* those Rebels were on terrorist no-fly lists. And unlike the TSA, the Empire goes further than just stopping people at the spaceport before they board; they’ve proven they’re perfectly willing to stop and board ships already underway—even those supposedly under a diplomatic flag/on a humanitarian mission, like the Tantive IV evidently was—and detain any watchlisted passengers found aboard. ;)

  • Anonymous

    There’s a storage compartment for luggage that includes with a survival pack, but it is unfortunately very unsuitable if you get stranded in the space between stars, especially if you fry your hyperdrive engines and deep space antenna.

    At that point you’re pretty much dependent on hoping a nearby Force-sensitive will pick up your life signature and be curious enough to investigate.

  • strife

    This is a space program I could see Republicans supporting because it’s also a military weapon.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know how to send this to the MarySue people so I’ll put it here. “Three female Rebel pilots were discharged from ‘Return of the Jedi’”

  • Anonymous