The White House receives nutty online petitions all the time, but here's one we can really get behind -- a request for the federal government to build a space station based upon the Death Star from 'Star Wars' by 2016. Get on that right away, Obama. But don't fall behind schedule or the Emperor will be furious.

The petition, which was created on Nov. 14 by a Colorado man identifying himself as "John D," has 5,480 signatures so far. Not surprisingly, the White House hasn't commented on the campaign to build the ultimate space weapon, and won't even officially review the petition until it reaches a threshold of 25,000 signatures.

Still, you've got to appreciate the campaign founder's logic behind building the technological terror. His petition calls for nothing less than a "space-superiority platform and weapon system" that will "spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense."

But as much as we like the idea, it sadly doesn't seem theoretically possible. Bear in mind that a group of economics students at Lehigh University recently put the cost of steel for a Death Star at $8.52 quadrillion, or 13,000 times the world's gross domestic product.

Nevertheless, can you imagine how a Death Star would improve foreign relations?