We read this today and had to share it with you all as we thought it was hilarious.
So apparently in the USA, if enough people sign a petition requesting something from the White House (25,000 signatures , then the government have to respond.
A few weeks back, people (Star Wars fans) took advantage by asking the White House to begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Naturally the petition got enough signatures as The White House issued a response, stating that America has no plans to build a Death Star.
The reasons given were that construction would cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000, the administration doesn’t support blowing up planets, and building a Death Star is pointless since it “can be exploited by a one-man starship.”
So it seems the White House used the Jedi Mind trick “this is not the Death Star you are looking for”
The fact that they actually looked into a ballpark cost to build a Death Star is amazing, and I would love to see the breakdown of costs. Perhaps they can get it sponsored by Coca-Cola?
The Galactic Empire have now written a response to the White House letter. Which reads:
IMPERIAL CENTER, CORUSCANT- The overwhelming military superiority of the Galactic Empire has been confirmed once again by the recent announcement by the President of the United States that his nation would not attempt to build a Death Star, despite the bellicose demands of the people of his tiny, aggressive planet. “It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire,” said Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim Territories. “Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.”
Representatives on behalf of the nation-state leader from the unimaginatively named planet refused to acknowledge the obvious cowardice of their choice, preferring instead to attribute the decision to fiscal responsibility. “The costs of construction nhey cited were ridiculously overestimated, though I suppose we must keep in mind that this miniscule planet does not have our massive means of production,” added Admiral Conan Motti of the Imperial Starfleet.
Emissaries of the Emperor also caution any seditious elements within the Galactic Senate not to believe Earth’s exaggerated claims of there being a weakness in the Death Star design. “Any attacks made upon such a station – should one ever be built – would be a useless gesture,” added Motti.
So no plans for now… perhaps the Ewoks can help, they are avid readers of www.cutthecap.com and smoke cigars on a regular basis