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This isn't the petition response you're looking for....a super response from the White House regarding the petition to build a Death Star:
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I dont buy it...a bit of chicken wire would protect it from attack by a one man starship...I dont think they thought it through
A silly response to a more silly petition
...there is something yet more powerful than the Force!
It is a humorous, but also says some things I really like; support for the space program, push education in STEM, and the WH had an astronomy night on the south lawn.  Plus the Death Star is a real budget buster, and Dick Cheney is getting too old to be the Darth.  But Darth Cheney does sound kinda cool.
Well done. I just wish when they said "the United States doesn't have anything that can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs" they pointed out that a parsec is a unit of distance, not time ;-)
"We are living in the future! Enjoy it."
I had to come back and say "You had it first!".  This thing has 'gone viral' as they say, in the morning paper, Boing Boing, GeekGirls, Gizmodo, almost all the science and tech sites and communities.   But Emily seems to have gotten big scoop first.  Thanks.
Damn! I was really hoping for a position as a star commander. Guess it's better for my health anyway since I heard that tyrant Chuck Vader was going to be in command anyhow.
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