Death Star politics from the White House to San Francisco

Posted on January 12, 2013

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Death Star over San Francisco, Made with GIMP

Yesterdays official statement from the Obama administration on the Death Star titled “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For,” was written by Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget. It comes in response to a “We the People” petition that called on the federal government to start building a “Star Wars”-style Death Star battle station by 2016.

Incoming message from the White House as translated by JCW

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For
The Obama Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a U.S. taxpayer funded Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. Since we’re looking to reduce the federal deficit and not expand it, this project is being undertaken by the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts as a public private partnership with Oracle, AGS, Deloitte, Jacobs Engineering Group, ABM, Lockheed, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon and most of the Carlyle Group as the latest in anti-social infrastructure / pay as you destroy project.
  • The Obama Administration does not support blowing up planets. This is another reason that the AOC took on the project because the Cantil-Sakauye administration doesn’t care what they destroy or what it costs  –  and neither does anyone else in state government.
  • Why would we spend countless federal taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship when we have  that bunch of can never be wrong people on the judicial council that won’t bat an eye at looking past the flaws and making this a California taxpayer expense?
  • A new court fee assessment has been identified by the legislature to pay for this expenditure. This promising new fee seeks to provide the AOC with a million dollars for every twenty five dollars of penalty levied.
  • Total taxpayer expense will be calculated when the project is 50% completed.
  • The Judicial Council project sponsors for construction and technology development are Justices Bruniers and Hill. The project communications, transparency, accountability and efficiency sponsors are Justices Huffman and Hull.
  • May god help us

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