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Petition: Obama should build Death Star
The Hill ^ | 12/03/12 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 12/03/2012 1:43:48 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota

Forget the White House beer recipe — what the American people really want is a Death Star.

Well, 495 of them anyway.

A petition on the White House’s “We the People” website calls for the United States to find funding and begin construction on a Star Wars-style Death Star by 2016.

“Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016,” the petition reads.

“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.”

While funding for a Death Star is no doubt jeopardized by the threat of sequestration, the petition could attract an official White House response if it gets 25,000 signatures by mid-December.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: debt; media; petition; star
The White House’s petition website has sparked some interesting causes, from a call for Texas to secede last month to helping secure the release of the White House beer recipe — which happened in September after more than 12,000 people signed the petition on the White House site.

This is 'news' because it can be used to discredit the secession petitioners. Fallacious logic appears quite effective in a political sense.

1 posted on 12/03/2012 1:43:58 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

use the force, Barack.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 1:47:04 PM PST by brivette
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To: LucianOfSamasota

A Death Star is just the thing America needs to rally behind. We could ramp up our manufacturing capability to WW2 levels to build it and it would give NASA a purpose again (other than making 7th century muzzies feel like they contribute something useful to the human race).

And those muzzie could be the first target (but not with the big planet-killing cannon).


3 posted on 12/03/2012 1:47:04 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Where do I sign?


4 posted on 12/03/2012 1:53:59 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Bryanw92

OK I’m convinced.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 1:54:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bryanw92
How do you suggest we pay for it?
6 posted on 12/03/2012 1:54:57 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Kind of difficult to do after the space program was dismantled.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 1:56:27 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Isn’t that becoming the name for DC....


8 posted on 12/03/2012 1:56:53 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

First the Stormtroopers - then the Death Star. Patience.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 2:06:08 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
We already have it.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 2:13:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LucianOfSamasota; All

11 posted on 12/03/2012 2:17:43 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Perdogg

Just print more money!


12 posted on 12/03/2012 2:18:06 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: FoxInSocks

They could build it with Muslim Union labor.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 2:18:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 2:23:27 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Perdogg

Bake Sale.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 2:23:46 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Perdogg

Same way we pay for everything: credit! As long as we use American labor and American resources, we can keep the fiat currency inside the US. And if we get the people behind it in a WW2 kind of way, then we can tell people without the latest new iPhone from China and we can ask the welfare class to make do with less entitlements—unless they want to work on the Death Star, of course.

I’m tellin’ you, this could be the greatest thing ever! And at the end, we get a freakin’ DEATH STAR!! It can orbit over China and cast a shadow. Then, who’s number one again??


16 posted on 12/03/2012 2:31:29 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
This is just another ploy to spend more taxpayer money.

Why don't they just rent Planet X from Farrakhan?

17 posted on 12/03/2012 3:04:39 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Not enough workers to build it. The majority have become takers.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 3:16:18 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The Farce is strong with this one .....


19 posted on 12/03/2012 3:46:12 PM PST by mikrofon (The Emperor does not share their optimistical appraisal of the situation...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
"Ahhh, they're drinkin' Drano." --Batman (1989)
20 posted on 12/03/2012 5:16:00 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
"Ahhh, they're drinkin' Drano." --Batman (1989)
21 posted on 12/03/2012 5:18:57 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Well, it WOULD give NASA something to do besides “Muslim Outreach” programs


22 posted on 12/04/2012 8:57:57 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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