Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Fuggin' Morons

Our way or the highway, you commies. LATimes (10.09.07), via Huffington:
"The Mountain View, Calif., company bathes its logo in stars and stripes every Independence Day, but last week's decision to honor the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik launch -- the second 'g' in Google was replaced with a drawing of the Soviet satellite -- is being blasted by some conservatives.

Not only did Google honor an achievement by a totalitarian regime that was our Cold War enemy, they griped, but it did so without having ever altered its logo to commemorate U.S. military personnel on Memorial Day or Veterans Day.

Los Angeles Times: Tweaks send Google critics into orbit

Guess ya gotta piss red, white and blue to satisfy these guys. "'It's a kick to your belly,' said conservative blogger Giovanni Gallucci, 39, a social media consultant from Dallas."

"Conservatives see the Sputnik logo as particularly galling because the search giant's in-house artist has tweaked the Google logo for a variety of obscure events, including World Water Day, Persian New Year, painter Edvard Munch's birthday and China's Dragon Boat Festival."

"Google regularly gives other U.S. holidays the logo treatment, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and St. Patrick's Day (but not for Columbus Day, which was Monday).

"'When they ignore Veterans Day and Memorial Day, I think they're telling us something about the way they view America,' said Joseph Farah, editor of WorldNetDaily.com, a conservative website that has criticized Google's logo decisions." Joe didn't say exactly what it was he thought Google was trying to tell us, but it's pretty damned clear if he was running the show, things would be a helluva lot different.

And that's something you could count on.



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