A reader writes:
There is a “We the People” online poll put up by the White House. Anyone can open a petition, and if they get 25,000 signatures, the White House will give an official response. Around Christmas, some group started a petition to classify the Catholic Church as a hate group. As of January 7, they have 2,200 signatures, and they have to be at 25,000 by January 24th.
However, there was another petition put up to create jobs by building a Death Star. They easily got their 25,000 signatures, and the White House has responded.
I think this is fantastic. I had some readers writing me in a panic about the hate group thingie, but it was hard to take it too seriously. Meanwhile, I’m totally on board with the Death Star idea. If I can get my infiltrating minions to reprogram the Death Star software with a few lines of well-placed code so that I can seize control of it from my throne at the Dark Tower at the Global Unveiling Ceremony, then interrupt all television broadcasts worldwide with a demand for one milllllion dollars and conclude with a hearty, “Fools! I will destroy you all!!!” I’ll really feel like I’ve done a good day’s work.
Of course, the stoopidheads at the White House killed the Death Star idea. Nobody lets me have any fun.