General Kimsey: We spend $250 billion a year on defence, and here we are! The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of retards I wouldn't trust with a potato gun!
During the scene where it shows people all over the world, just before the shuttles take off, it is daylight everywhere. It would actually be dark or near dark in parts of the world.
While being strapped in, Rockhound tells Harry they're sitting on "something with 270,000 moving parts all built by the lowest bidder." This is a paraphrase of a quote by Alan Shepherd.