The Greatest Filibuster of All Time


fil·i·bus·ter

noun

1. the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority.
2. an exceptionally long speech, as one lasting for a day or days, or a series of such speeches to accomplish this purpose.
3. a member of a legislature who makes such a speech.
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No Death Star for America


Several weeks ago, I wrote about an awsome petition posted on the White House’s official site We the People that asked for America to build a death star. Because that petition gained 25,000 signatures within a certain time limit, the Obama Administration has to respond to it. Well, sure enough, they did – and in a pretty hilarious way.

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America’s Death Star


No, you read that correctly:The United States of America may soon be the proud owner of its very own Death Star. Confused? Allow me to explain.

In September 2011, the White House launched We the People – an online petition site designed to be an easy way for American’s to gather and express support for popular initiatives. According to White House policy, any petition that gains over 25,000 signatures will be given an official response by the Obama Administration. Well, a couple of days ago, a petition for America to build a Death Star reached that threshold. Given the publicity this has been getting, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing reach 6-digits…and I cannot WAIT to read what will undoubtedly be a hilarious response from the White House.

Now that I am aware of this, expect follow-up posts in the future covering other ridiculous and awesome petitions on the site. Hot damn, I love America.