The state of Hawaii woke up Saturday morning thinking they were about to get Nagasaki-ed. No, seriously. Apparently a particularly duncy individual pressed the “WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE” notification button. Then, when it asked “are you sure,” he pressed it again. Government employees at their finest.
The head of Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency take responsibility for an error that caused a false ballistic missile alert: "This is my fault, and we will work so this doesn't happen again." https://t.co/BbD5XX8vsr pic.twitter.com/TcTgCAgBSx
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 13, 2018
Seems like the guy saw a button sitting there and just couldn’t resist the urge to push it.
So basically some dude with a patronage job screws up. Not to make light of how justifiably panicked people were. If my tax dollars paid for the state to scare the bejesus out of me, I’d be upset too. Rationally upset.
Irrationally? Everything is Donald Trump’s fault. Just like every other bad thing in the world.
Great to know the button saying there is a nuclear war is right next to the one saying this is a test. This is a load of bullshit. This is not what happened. Keep digging. This isn’t about a fucking shift change. @CNN https://t.co/NZTlMBZFLI
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) January 13, 2018
Way to steer the boat toward Conspiracyville there, Judd. I’ll be sure to gift you a nice ball cap made of Reynolds Wrap for your birthday.
I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination. ;^ pic.twitter.com/Kwca91IIy2
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 13, 2018
I’ll bet Jimbo thought that sounded really profound as he typed it. Instead, he continued to prove he’s a clueless, New-Age buffoon who talks out of his butt, and not just in Ace Ventura movies. Sad.
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) January 13, 2018
Why is it incumbent upon Trump to apologize for an incident he didn’t cause? Get at me. I’d really like to know.
This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 13, 2018
Sure, because the beach ball-shaped pudge-monster across the pond hasn’t threatened to turn the land of the free into a nuclear wasteland for years. Even if this kerfuffle happened under Barry Bike Helmet himself, the fear would be the same. The reaction is pretty standard.
This morning, a Hawaii state rep huddled in the tub with his kids praying during the false missile strike alert. That's how serious this was.
This evening, Trump is tweeting about "Fire and Fury" instead, because his ego is more important than the wellbeing of an entire state.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 13, 2018
Here’s what cracks me up. I am at best a Trump agnostic. I lean more to not being a fan of his than I do thinking Trump is the air that I breathe. Yet this happens without fail. Leftists, particularly the blue checkmark brigade, go so overboard it makes me sympathetic to Trump. It definitely makes me more understanding of his supporters. I imagine that’s not an isolated happening.
Plus, had President Trump tweeted about Hawaii? These same Hollywood doucheburritos would have the exact same things to say.
All this unreasoned anti-Trumpism ever does is make the MAGA brigade even bigger. It never fails.