Petition Asks White House to Build a Death Star

Yes, Obamacare was a pretty big achievement, but if President Obama wants to really be remembered, he can do one thing: Build a Death Star. A new petition at the White House website asks the president to secure funding and resources and begin construction by 2016, saying the project would “strengthen our national defense.” Against who? If we used the Death Star against Iran, we’d still blow up everybody else on Earth. If we used it on the moon: No more tides. And if we used it against Mars … well, no more Mars. It’s too much weapon to actually be good for national defense. If you take those resources, though, and use them to train 1,000 or so young padawan in the Jedi arts, though, you’d have a hell of a fighting force. [Washington Post]