Post by Rhino Post by super70s
Jeez I've never seen so much freaking out on cable news over a false
alarm, get a grip.
Really? You begrudge the good people of Hawaii for pissing themselves
when their own government told them that a real missile, very possibly
nuclear, was on its way to them?
There was a delay that must have seemed endless between the time they
put out the alert and the time they announced that it was a false alarm.
In the meantime, those who heard the alert must have been absolutely
TERRIFIED. I can't begin to blame them.
Nor can I. The idiot "covering" the story on CBS (David Begnaud) ended
his piece by babbling that the guy who'd pushed the wrong button felt
Things I want to know:
How is it that one jerk can push a single button and get this kind of
result? Why isn't it two guys on separate buttons, or a keyed button,
or just about anything that doesn't result in "Duh, me pooshed wrong
button, me feels terrible"?
Why did those in charge initially think it was adequate to cancel the
alarm on Facebook but not via text alert, the way the alarm had been
sent in the first place?
The White House refused comment, saying the false alert was a "state
issue." No solace was forthcoming from the White House or the
traveling president for the people of Hawaii, who'd been scared out of
their minds. Remember that, all of you.
Rhino is absolutely right about this. I'm going to add that some
idiots in Hawaii really, really need to be fired, and they'd better be.