**Written by Doug Powers
In Hawaii yesterday, an Emergency Management employee pushed the wrong button — twice — and sent the islands into a panic:
Vern Miyagi on Hawaii missile alert mistake: “There is a screen that says, ‘are you sure you want to do this.’…it was pushed anyway.” pic.twitter.com/tkfpNqPCnA
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 13, 2018
A slapstick sequel to “War Games” just wrote itself.
The state’s emergency management leaders are obviously going to have to put additional safeguards in place to improve upon their only current guideline for employees:
Hawaii Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard used the situation to
call for a review of emergency procedures in her home state slam Trump:
“The people of Hawaii just got a taste of the stark reality of what we face here of a potential nuclear strike on Hawaii,” Gabbard said during a phone interview on CNN minutes after the alert was broadcast across the islands.
“This is a real threat facing Hawaii,” she said.
Gabbard criticized President Trump for his administration’s response to North Korea’s past provocations during her CNN interview Saturday.
“Donald Trump is taking too long. He’s not taking this threat seriously,” she asserted.
With that in mind, rewind the tape to just four days ago:
Threatening Kim Jong-un with preemptive military action undermines the diplomatic discussions underway between North and South Korea. It’s time for us to drop the regime change playbook and join our allies and adversaries at the negotiating table.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 10, 2018
We have our “flip-flop of the week,” no more calls please!
Some of the major brainpower in Hollywood weighed in as well, blaming a civil defense employee’s mistake on… guess who:
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
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
You knew that was going to happen. The Clinton administration’s “deal” with NK gave them the opportunity to develop nukes and the Obama administration looked the other way for eight years. And now, Lil’ Kim’s threats not to mention a worker in Hawaii pushing the wrong button, are all Trump’s fault.
**Written by Doug Powers