Wednesday, January 17, 2018

38 Minutes

Some moron flipped an emergency alert switch in Hawaii and had the whole state running for cover in anticipation of an incoming nuclear missile.  
People were rushing to shelters, the interstates (yes, Hawaii actually has interstates, though they're all on Oahu) were clogged with traffic, and parents were sending their children down manholes (which must have been cool for the kids, since they probably thought they were going to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with all of this mass hysteria over a North Korean attack that didn't actually happen!
And it took thirty-eight minutes - about the time it takes to watch "This Is Us" with all of the commercials taken out - before anyone in Hawaii could let people know it was a false alarm. 
Oh dear, imagine if this nimrod at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency had spilled Pepsi on the controls? (A similar false alarm also occurred in Japan.)
Did Trump do anything to reassure Hawaiians that they'd be safe?  Of course not; he was too busy playing golf in Florida.  But then why bother taking care of the hysteria in Hawaii, a state that voted for your opponent in the 2016 presidential election and was (allegedly) the birthplace of your predecessor?   Not to mention the least white state in the Union?  
The act of an emergency alarm pulled by mistake in the second-closest state to North Korea at a time of heightened tensions between their lunatic leader and our lunatic leader could have been a miscalculation that could have led to all-out war.  It's very sobering . . . as well as the fact that if Kim Jong Un ever does fire a missile into the Aloha State, it's going to be pretty hard for anyone to escape in a state comprised of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific.
Sorry for all of the black humor here . . . but laughing at what scares you is sometimes the best way to keep going. 

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