25K sign petition to build Death Star

More than 25,000 individuals who live in the United States of America took the time to sign a petition requesting the White House dedicate resources toward building a Death Star of Star Wars fame by 2016.

No, really.

Much like Lockheed Martin and Boeing CEOs, writers of the petition claim the government has a responsibility to start construction on the Death Star because it will spur job growth in America’s stalled economy.

“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,” according to the petition.

Because they garnered 25,000 signatures on their petition, the White House will issue an official response. However, prominent defense analysts across the nation said the potential sequestration cuts could put the Death Star plans in jeopardy.

It’s unclear if the signees of the petition will accept the fiscal cliff as an excuse.

57 Comments on "25K sign petition to build Death Star"

  1. This is why we can't have nice things…

  2. OBAMA SUPERWEAPONS TO PROTECT WELFARE AND SHARIA LAW

    /satire

  3. Your kidding me Lockheed is serious?

    Beside liberals like Obama hate WMD and the Death Star would be the best weapon one shot we are all dead!.

    Id prefer our sixth gen fighters be the X Wing and Y wing first before the Death Star.

  4. Better off petitioning to build the Enterprise . So far starts we will need space docks to construct in space and maybe by time ship is in building phase we will advanced some in tech, energy and propulsion.

    Initial goals would be for finding rare galactic minerals for mining other planets/moons then asteroid capturing for resources.

    If not, hope they could build a biosphere on the moon so we can send all the criminals, troublemakers and haters there. Make the world a better place

  5. Congress can't repel signatures of that magnitude! Build the frickin' Death Star already!

  6. Lol, I do think we need a big project though to start up the economy again. Maybe a newer gigantic space station or we could build a giant stone wall around our borders.

  7. Headline from 2022: BoingLockGrumMart Death Star set to cross the Nunn Mccurdy threshold at 3.5 trillion dollars. Company officials say most of teething problems worked out.

  8. its official, we are a nation of idiots.

  9. From now on, I will never use the rhetorical phrase "How stupid can people be?" since they seem to have taken it up as a challenge. While I would welcome the construction of any new carrier (I live in Va Beach and they could use the business in Newport News) The Big E is getting #9 in the series before any stupid crap like that…..tell those people to make the USS Obama, a rowboat that finds itself up shit's creek without a paddle. I can't wait to tell my dad this one and get his reaction (he's worked for Boeing practically since he retired from the Navy in 95).

  10. One last thing, this sounds like the job of NASA and last I checked, their focus is "Muslim relations"

  11. Amicus Curiae | December 14, 2012 at 9:33 am |

    Anti-gravity devices and Time Travel machines are much higher on my wish list. That's the ticket…

  12. That people so shortsighted. As if there were not enough wars here, you have to take the war into space. Why not make a scientific research station? It also creates jobs, or not? Or is it that instead of defending freedom simply want to create an evil empire, like the movie?
    How much stupidity!

  13. Can we build it out of hemp?

  14. That people so shortsighted. As if there were not enough wars here, you have to take the war into space. Why not make a scientific research station? It also creates jobs, or not? Or is it that instead of defending freedom simply want to create an evil empire, like the movie?

  15. Development in space must be for me, but the peaceful development. Take our narrow-mindedness into space only worsen our miseries.

  16. Better yet, place the plans of the Death Star on a secure server of Lockheed Martin, have the chinese steal it, build it, and we buy it from them at 10% of our cost. Dang wanna see the chinese copy that!

  17. I'm sure this will get enough attention that the Pentagon will have to hold press conference. This project could possibly get more costly then the JSF program, but unlikely.

  18. Just call it a "green" project and soon billions of dollars in "free" loans will be flowing it's way

  19. What do you mean they wan to build it…….they probably already have it!
    Did they ever find out what happened to the $2.1 trillion they announced the lost on the day before 9/11????? Hmmmm.

  20. Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational government stimulus project!

  21. Remember, the original Death Star was built with the supermax inmates of the Galactic Empire.

    Unlikely to create jobs.

  22. If this a jobs program to create high-tech jobs, why not focus on space travel itself as a means of exploration?

  23. On DT, this is a blogworthy post. But Benghazi? Waste of bandwidth.

  24. This must be a plan by the Government to get back at the chinese, keep posting super projects that they know the chinese are looking at. Have the chinese steal the bogus top secret plans…..and the chinese keeps building them. Lets see what the chinese chucks out over the next 5 years.

  25. Someone please tell me Yoda up there is trolling? Please other wise he is a idiot and or completely out of touch with the reality of human nature.

    A universe without war? Sure there will be simply nothing…………void and formless….

  26. 25,000? That's not even interesting.

    There're even more Birthers than that.

  27. The Death Star-a 25 trillion dollar "jobs" program that "created or saved" 20 jobs-we still don't know which.

  28. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant compared to the power of the Force.

  29. Someone please tell me Yoda up there is trolling? Please other wise he is a idiot and or completely out of touch with the reality of human nature.

  30. Covered in solar panels.

    Structured like a skycraper 7/or an auircraft carrier

    With ability to launch smaller craft or dock with ISS

    Largest telescope possible

    Research laboratories & space manufacturing, tourism and mineral extraction as external incomes.

    It's really doable. just it would not be a moon of destruction, able to kill planets.

  31. This kind of thing is actually not a new idea in the least bit. There are reputable/credible geopolitical defense out there who think that one of the biggest black projects of the coming century will be the construction of a handful of "death stars" (for lack of a better term). Of course they will be nothing like the Star Wars variety but more or less a way to deploy weapons/boots on the ground in a rapid fashion should the need arise. We are the world's police after all.

  32. Well…suppose this was considered seriously? How would you go about building a DS? Obviously we lack many fundemental technologies necessary and need to research them first. What would be so wrong with a new massive fundemental research initiative? Creates jobs, discovers new knowledge that will benefit broadly, will build the economy. Even if it take 10,000 years to build, we as a society are doing zero in terms of enterprise that looks that far ahead. We can look 10,000 years into human past, we need a vision for 10,000 years into the future.
    So yes, as a serious proposal, starting in 2016 lets begin on a new course for human history that looks 10,000 years into the future and invest more, much more, into basic science and fundemental research towards technological revolutions 1000 lifetimes away.

  33. Is it sad i actually know one of the guys who signed the petition?

  34. crackedlenses | December 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm |

    Considering Yoda is an aliens, it isn't entirely surprising…..

  35. Seems like about the same percentage of posters here get the idea that this is a joke as signed the original petition… for those that don't/didn't, to quote the immortal Foghorn Leghorn "IT'S A JOKE, SON!"

  36. Amicus Curiae | December 17, 2012 at 8:16 am |

    I find your lack of faith disturbing…

  37. YEAH SURE, BUILD A DEATH STAR….. GENERATE JOBS THEY SAY…..WHERE AT ??? CHINA !!!!!

  38. Well- the Death Star will probably be cheaper than one F35-

  39. Can disney set up a tour of the deathstar, How cool will that be.

  40. I propose that during the next recession, we build the Death Star instead of enacting all that QE3/gov't stimulus type of monetary and fiscal policy. I mean, we get the most powerful weapon that mankind has ever seen, AND we spend/innovate our way out of a recession. Boom. Kill two birds with one stone, or in this case, a big fat laser.

    And even after all that, it'll still be cheaper than the F-35.

  41. Would like to take this time to say Good Bye DT you used to be worth a daily visit but now you've been deleted from my favorites.

  42. explody thingy | December 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm |

    would we have to pay lucas a royalty for using the name 'death star'? Lets call it death ball or explody satelitte thingy or some other non-trademarked moniker should be used. Have a contest to name it!

  43. Ok, how many of you would NOT have signed that petition, had you been aware of it? (I, for one, would have signed).

  44. Concerning the rest of DoD's Acquisition process with big weapons-it'll be trillions over budget, take and additional century past deadline, and then THEY'LL FORGET TO PUT GRATE OVER EXHAUST VENT ;)

  45. Kind of makes the whole petition thing pointless doesn't it? After all, if you can get 25k to signup for a Death Star, what good is your program? Brilliant political satire.

  46. Any attack against this station would be a useless gesture….no matter what technical data the Muslims have obtained, this station is now the ultimate power in the universe…I suggest we wipe out Muslimberg…

  47. Adam Majkowski | December 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm |

    You losers don't need to build a death star to destroy this planet. You are already doing it. Also, more people have signed the white house petition to legalize weed. About 30,000 more. Which when that happens will put you morons out of a job.

  48. The US already has weapons in space as of 1977. So do we get to see the names of the idiots that signed the petition? Perhaps they are some of the same ones who think Obama was born in Kenya.

  49. The Mayans have reportedly completed their Death Star and are scheduled to begin testing on 12/21/12. The plan is that as soon as they clear the Moon they will test fire the main weapon. Hey, it's been on their calendar for a long time…

  50. Perhaps the ETs have been here monitoring our ability and potential to blow ourselves up since we went nuclear at the end of WWII. Under that assumption ( work with me here ), they would not tolerate any effort that exponentially increases that possibility. They know how imperfect and hostile we truely are and they recognize our growing potential to anhilate ourselves. Not wanting to also suffer from that fate, they would subtly satotage any dark efforts on our part.
    I suggest we appoint a "fearless leader" to simply call them on the bat phone and petition them on this one … before we spend all that time and money ! Remember, they not only saw all the Star Wars movies, they likely lived them !

  51. Sith Lord Idiot | December 21, 2012 at 2:37 am |

    Only 25,000 people signed the petition?

  52. OMG! A "death star"??? Some have way too much idle time on their hands. I cannot believe someone would this this feasible? We should build several! That can't be too expensive could it?

  53. I'll try this again…OMG a Death Star??? Some PEOPLE have way too much time on their hands. I cannot believe someone would think this is feasible? We should build several! That can't be too expensive could it?

  54. with the current plans to mine asteroids, it might be possible to hollow one out and turn it into a space station/construction facility, attach rockets too it and tow it to the dark side of the moon…

  55. Mike Kloos | May 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm |

    i doubt whether there is enough steel on earth to even build the exterior

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