The button debacle in Hawaii should give America pause in the Age of Trump



“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. ’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”  [President Trump on Twitter]


Panic pervaded each city and farm

As Hawaii sought  safety from nuclear harm.

While they cowered in fear

They learned all was clear,

And a human mistake had set off the alarm.







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  • I thought some Breitbart troll's favorite kimci eating dictator* had pressed the button. A lot of Hawaiians thought so, too. Unfortunately, I have predicted the real thing on HHH.
    *As opposed to the KFC eating one.

  • Interestingly, the premise of the Simpsons playing now is that Nostradamas predicted that affer the Antichrist was elected President, the Earth was destroyed by a mushroom.

    I wonder if the episode would have been delayed more than the 30 minutes it was if the alert were real.

  • Now I hear on the network radio news that the warning system has a "false alarm" screen, and also that a second person has to be involved. Both should shorten the delay in fixing future false alarms. Future false alarms. Oh, great.

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