May 29, 2006
Google's Tribute to Memorial Day
It seems Google has a cute special logo for every conceivable holiday. The company thoughtfully commemorates Mother's Day:
St. Patrick's Day:
of course Martin Luther King day:
in addition to Louis Braille's birthday:
and even the Persian New Year, if you can believe it:
But there is one special day the left-leaning "don't be evil" folks don't bother to acknowledge. Here's today's Memorial Day logo:
They ran the same one last year.
Sometimes what you don't say means more than what you do. As Google grows ever more powerful, maybe conservatives are right to worry about its moonbat corporate culture.
Hat tip: DANEgerus Weblog
Posted by Van Helsing at May 29, 2006 8:12 PM
This makes me want to cry. I feel so badly for our Veterans and our Troops, and those that gave their all for my freedom to be treated this way.
Thank you for telling us about this.
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 29, 2006 8:36 PM
Thanks for catching this Van Helsing.
Interestingly, Google is, of course, closed for the holiday.
Posted by: LindaSoG at May 29, 2006 8:49 PM
We have the power, the right, and the ability to use ask.com, dogpile, yahoo, msn, mamma, whatever...
My suggestion is to start using someone other than Google - and let them know we're doing just that.
I doubt they'll get it, but as Americans, we can always vote with our wallets.
Posted by: Pauly at May 29, 2006 10:17 PM
Ask.com has a Memorial Day tribute. I'm changing my home page.
Posted by: Pauly at May 29, 2006 10:52 PM
Thanks for the link!
It kinda ties to the current indications that Google is expunging news sites from it's search that criticize Islamic extremism.
Posted by: DANEgerus at May 29, 2006 11:46 PM
No surprise here. Remember, these are the same folks who protected America's child pornographers from the Government's harmless data-collection campaign.
But don't nobody worry. The L&S has got plenty of Christian soldiers up in heaven, all of them just itching for the opening bell that will signal the Apocalypse. And among them is a crack squad specially assigned to the Godless smut-peddlers at Google.
Posted by: The Right Reverend Rabbi Judah at May 30, 2006 4:32 AM
Great post VanHelsing. Google obviously is no fan of freedom. They are more than willing to help the Chinese government control and censor their populace (what's that, about a fifth of the world's population?). Yet they have never had a Memorial Day logo.
They also have never had a "Christmas" logo with any hint of a reference to Christianity.
They have, however, had special logos for:
World Water Day
International Women's Day
Dragon Boat Festival
But Christmas and Memorial Day are out? I think that makes it pretty clear what kind of people work in the Googleplex.
Thanks for putting the spotlight on this!
Posted by: John Pendleton at May 30, 2006 1:26 PM
St George's day has also been ignored.
Posted by: Archonix at May 30, 2006 3:48 PM
Google really does suck!! Are these people US citizens?
Posted by: nikko at May 30, 2006 3:59 PM
I sent an email to google asking them about this issue. Here is the answer they sent me:
Thank you for your note. We understand your interest in seeing a Memorial Day Google logo. If we were to commemorate this holiday, we'd want to express reverence; however, as Google's special logos tend to be lighthearted in nature, this would be a particularly challenging design.
We wouldn't want to create a graphic that could be interpreted as disrespectful in any way.
We have a long list of holidays that we'd like to celebrate in the future. We have to balance this rotating calendar with the need to maintain the consistency of the Google homepage. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the Google logo, and please be assured that we're actively pursuing ways in which we can acknowledge Memorial Day and other such
occasions in the future.
The Google Team
Posted by: class-factotum at May 30, 2006 4:47 PM
So, do you ask peoples beliefs and political standing before say asking a plumber to do some work?....
Posted by: anon at May 31, 2006 10:06 AM
I don't quite know what that has to do with anything but, if the Plumber in question decided to deny me the use of my toilet and began blocking up certain taps (that would be faucets for our american chums), I'd be inclined to ask what the hell he was doing.
And speaking as someone who does regularly go to service computers for people - somewhat related to plumbing, especially when the bunged up septic tank that is MS Windows is concerned - I make judgements on what political views my clients hold and I have refused to work with people based on what I hear them saying to each other. It looses me a bit of money but I feel better for it.
Posted by: Archonix at May 31, 2006 6:43 PM
so Google not having a memorial day logo is the same as a plumber blocking my toilet and not letting me use it... I beieve Google still searched the web that day the same as any other..
You refuse business dependant on political views? What else, racial maybe? or not too willing to admit that one?
Posted by: anon at June 1, 2006 6:43 AM
Artie Conan Doyle, THAT they can decorate, but not Memorial Day? Pardon the expression, but "JFC"!
Posted by: David Drake at June 2, 2006 5:58 PM