Friday, January 11, 2013

Uh... I Have Mixed Emotion On This...

On one hand, I'm really impressed with the response.
Well done Mr. Shawcross.
Official White House Response to Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016:

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For
The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:
  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
Great googly moogly... There's even better stuff in the body of the response...

The Space Station has six astronauts -- American, Russian, and Canadian -- living in it right now, conducting research, learning how to live and work in space over long periods of time, routinely welcoming visiting spacecraft and repairing onboard garbage mashers, etc.
Keep in mind, space is no longer just government-only. Private American companies, through NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office (C3PO), are ferrying cargo -- and soon, crew -- to space for NASA, and are pursuing human missions to the Moon this decade.
Really? C3PO?

And the last line-
If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
I wonder if Lucas/Disney will tag them for copyright violations?

On the other hand...
Why don't y'all work on a witty response to coming up with a budget or doing something about runaway entitlement programs...



Borepatch said...

Damn, that's funny.

The Czar of Muscovy said...

I kinda like how he fixed up Joe Biden back there. Note the covering over the mouth.