Jeffrey LewisDeath Star Amendment

The internet is abuzz with the White House’s official, very amusing response to the online petitionto build a Death Star (This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For).

(I will admit that I got a little silly myself on Twitter: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9)

Even before the White House responded, there was a very amusing little gem making the rounds.  Some genius staffer on the House side create this magnificent amendment to the FY2013 NDAA and then properly formatted it.  Here is the full text (or click on the first page.)


  1. Captain Ned (History)

    Only way to make it better would be to work in a “Don’t get cocky, kid!!” into the text.

  2. krepon (History)

    Where is the Office of Technology Assessment when you really need it?

  3. anon2 (History)

    Bravo Jeffrey. Good laugh.

  4. John Schilling (History)

    Wait a minute; I thought major defense procurements were all supposed to be competitively bid. And I know for a fact that ACME industries, right here in Burbank, is offering a block purchase of Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulators for only $9,999,999,999,999.95 each if we commit to a production rate of at least 13 per year. With a free Martian flying saucer, slightly used and modified for lagomorphic piloting, as a delivery system.

    Surely even the purely terrestrial threat environment, what with the ongoing War on Terror, would justify that level of commitment. It makes me very angry, very angry indeed, to see the taxpayer’s money wasted like this. What sort of looney-tunes thinking is going on in the halls of congress these days?

  5. George William Herbert (History)

    This is not the Missile Defense program you were looking for. You can go on about your business.