I noticed something. A lot of signatures, publicity, posts, and overall media covered went into the ‘Build a death star’ petition. Jokingly or not, it showed me something pretty interesting. That there are more of us willing to go through signing that than the Penny4NASA petition which didn’t even reach the 25,000 signature mark. There are more of us willing to joke or even seriously (doesn’t matter whether it was serious or not, what stood out was the effort) consider signing a mock up petition as opposed to something realistic that aimed to merely ask our government for just a few more pennies from our tax dollars to go into the funding of NASA. What the fuck is wrong with this society? I get that you hold your culture so near and dear to you and perhaps have a soft spot for starwars and scifi, but really? These are the things you deem important? You would think that more of us would be active and vocal about our interests in seeing this country moving forward.