As everyone and his brother has now heard there was a major Doh! moment in Hawaii this past weekend when an employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hi-EMA) accidentally sent out a warning to Hawaii’s 1.5 million residents (and any number of vacationing tourists and other visitors) that a ballistic missile was on an inbound trajectory for the Hawaiian Islands and could strike anywhere on nearby land or water within minutes. The emergency alert was sent out via cell phone text messaging, radio, and television.
The only thing that actually happened within minutes was that Hi-EMA officials and police, among others, knew that this was a false alarm. In fact, it was a huge mistake made by a worker who I’m certain feels terrible about it. What also happened within minutes of the warning was thousands of people saying their goodbyes, taking cover/shelter, and panicking. It took Hi-EMA more than half an hour to issue a correction/retraction and announce that the earlier message was a false alarm: As reported at ZeroHedge.com: A major factor in the 38 minute gap between the erroneous warning and the subsequent “false alarm” alert was the fact that while the state has permission from FEMA to issue the emergency broadcast, there is no system in place to send out a subsequent “false alarm” alert.
“We had to double back and work with FEMA [to craft and approve the false alarm alert] and that’s what took time,” said Hi-EMA spokesman Richard Rapoza.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 13, 2018
As would be expected in 2018 dozens of the so-called “élite,” including “celebrities,” took the opportunity to espouse their continued anti-Trump rhetoric. Quick to the twitter trigger was prog-left stalwart Jim Carrey who took the opportunity to blame President Trump and Republicans. No mention of how the world got to where it is under eight years of President Obama’s “Hope and Change.”
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
Like his fellow Hollywood and entertainment industry friends and colleagues Jim Carrey needs to stick to what he knows best — comedy and acting — and cease with the relentless and unfettered attacks not only on President Trump, but also on the at least 50% or more of Americans who either voted for Donald Trump, agree with his policy aims and objectives, approve of his overall performance to-date, or simply do not wish to be lectured to by showpeople.