THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

Shane BarnhillTuesday,18 December 2012

The Snap:

A Colorado man has filed a petition with the White House’s We The People website, asking the Obama Administration to consider building a Star Wars-inspired Death Star. The petition has surpassed the 25,000 signatures required for the White House’s staff to expend resources reviewing the merits of the petition. According to the petition:

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.

The Download:

Clearly, this petition is a joke, but that’s no excuse. Seriously — at a time when our country risks falling over the proverbial Fiscal Cliff (drink! drink! drink!), when there is an ongoing massacre of the Syrian people, and when mass shooting casualties are rising in tandem with gun ownership, this numbskull is diverting precious moments from the White House staff.

This is why we can’t have nice things, folks. We The People is meant to augment our representative democracy and provide citizens with a direct line of communication to the executive branch of the government. It’s not intended for chuckles and secessionist jackassery.

And spare me the “have a sense of humor” commentary. This just isn’t funny. We have big problems to solve here, and the threat of a rebel alliance star fleet isn’t one of them.

Hat Tips:

The Telegraph, Mother Jones, We The People, Image Credit: Flickr

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