ZOMG YOU GUYZ!! TEH GOOGLE IS AL KAYDA!!!
I don’t know if you heard, but despite whatever those uppity people who have studied the Constitution say, know this: SHARIA LAW HAS SHOVED ITS DIRTY SAND-LADEN FINGERS INTO THE PATRIOTIC SOIL OF THESE UNITED STATES!!
You know Google, right? It’s like this internet search engine or something. They are fairly whimsical with their holiday celebrations. Usually they celebrate the day within the standards that have been set for internet search engines since time immemorial. But they’ve run into some trouble lately. Last year, I wrote about Google’s hatred of our veterans. (Google decided to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Tetris on D-Day instead of celebrating D-Day on D-Day.)
You know D-Day, right? It has something to do with the World War.
Which one? I don’t know. There were only two. Take your pick.
All you need to know is that it’s a very patriotic affair, and you best be wearing your flag pin on D-Day or you’ll be castigated for being a freedom-hater. Also, too, if you dare celebrate the anniversary of one of the most kick ass games of our time on this “D-Day,” then you hate America and should move to France.
I wasn’t bothered by Google’s Tetris shenanigans. I was willing to forgive Google’s America-hating ass because I love Tetris more than I love America.
But this? This is just too much for my red-blooded American patriotic heart to bear:
What the fuck?! Does it look like those socialist Muslim-loving American-hating googling bastards celebrated Veteran’s Day by changing their logo to a burning flag with a crescent moon sticking out of it? Because that’s what it looks like to me! Google hates us for our freedom! This is an outrage!
WE HAVE BEEN INFILTRATED, PEOPLE! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
RL from Product-Reviews.net sums up the outrage perfectly, “An American flag covering a partial showing Islamic crescent moon…good job GOOGLE…way to do your part to further fan the flames of tension between the western world and the Islamic community. Lets see how you play dumb and spin this.”
Exactly. Way to go, Google. Give crazies such as Pamela Geller, Terry Jones and Tea Party patriots the fuel they need to wage an all-out slugfest of vitriol against Islam for ruining an American tradition. The Google doodle is distasteful at best, hateful at worst, for this Veterans Day.
Your Google doodle is supposed to enlighten and educate those who click on it, not cause a rift between two world powers.
In a civilized society we need to show respect. We show respect by opening the door for the elderly. We show respect by thanking a soldier for fighting for us. We show respect by saluting the flag when in uniform. We show respect by not desecrating someone’s sacred symbol.
Google’s Veterans Day doodle needs to show the flag, and any possible representations of it, respectfully. In times of peace, flags of all countries fly at the same level. The same should be true of American and Islamic ideals. There is no reason why they two can peacefully coexist. We don’t live in Salem, Massachusettts in the 1650s. No more witch hunts.
I’m disappointed in Google’s doodle for this Veterans Day. Our president just left the world’s largest Islamic country when he visited Indonesia. He treated Islam with respect. Is this doodle the way we show the world we are civilized and respectful? No wonder Islamic extremists hate us.
Wait, what?! I’m confused. What’s the point of the article?
Frankly, I don’t know what the article means. Is it satire? It’s not over-the-top enough to be satire. Is it serious? The arguments in the article are contradictory. Is it saying that Islamofascists are going to see Google’s logo and think, “DEATH TO AMERICA! EVEN THEIR SEARCH ENGINES HATE US FOR OUR HUMMUS!!”
Or is the article saying that the American flag has been desecrated because there’s a Allahdamn crescent moon sticking out of its ass?
I DON’T KNOW. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?! HOW DO MAGNETS WORK?
Well, I may not know what that particular article was trying to say, but this tripe from World Fuckery News Daily (it’s where all the idiots get their news!) confirms my suspicion that teh Google really hates America:
For the fourth straight year, the liberal Internet search giant is honoring Veterans Day with a patriotic “doodle” on its home page.
This year the Veterans Day Google logo, or “doodle,” replaces the “l” in “Google” with a flagpole sporting Old Glory rippling in a brisk breeze. The flag is illumined by the sun shining through a cloud in the background.
Since its founding in 1999, Google has made a practice of using special “doodles” to celebrate noteworthy days such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Mozart’s birthday, the Chinese New Year and National Teachers Day. The company has also come under fire for its apparent aversion to recognizing Christian religious and American patriotic holidays such as Christmas, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Ironically, while ignoring America’s Veterans Day in 2006, Google chose to recognize Remembrance Day, the commemoration of war dead in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australia. Google adorned its doodle with poppies inspired by the famous 1915 poem by Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields.”
In 2007, Google doodles celebrated the birthdays of French inventor Louis Braille and Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, but the company ignored the 275th birthday of the single most important figure in the establishment of the United States, America’s greatest Revolutionary War hero and first president, George Washington.
Last year, Google was criticized for using its doodle to celebrate the birthday of the video game Tetris on June 6, the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
Google has a well-earned reputation for liberal bias. WND reported that 98 percent of political donations by Google employees went to Democrats between 2000 and 2004.
During the 2008 elections, Google’s Blogspot.com was condemned for shutting down blogs critical of Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
Also in 2008, Google issued a public statement opposing Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
In 2009, Google’s Blogger.com blocked access to the blog of a Massachusetts political group, Massresistance, for criticizing a transgender rights bill under consideration by the state legislature.
Also in 2009, Google was criticized for revising its rankings for stories about President Obama’s eligibility, so that Web searchers would find stories by Obama supporters ranked above stories by Obama skeptics.
Google has also been criticized over the years for rejecting political ads and ads for books critical of Democrats, while accepting ads critical of Republicans.
The company was forced in court to change its policy restricting Christian ads critical of abortion. The U.K.-based Christian Institute sued Google Ireland Ltd. for refusing to allow advertising of sites that combined “abortion and religion-related content.”
Oh for fuck’s sake. Really, WND? Really? Google has a liberal bias! Oh noes!! Somebody call Fox News! (By the way, Google was “condemned” and “criticized” for all the shit mentioned in World News Daily’s article by… WORLD FUCKING NEWS DAILY!) Jesus H. Christ with pita chips.
Ugh. Why are we debating this crap? Don’t people have anything better to do? Can’t we all just get along?
I just want to get back to the time in our history where every man, woman, and child could eat a falafel without worrying that doing so was some kind of political statement.
[I noticed that DougJ covered this earlier today, but I had already written this post for ABLC before I saw his post; so… that happened. I didn’t mean to step on anyone’s toes, especially DougJ’s; His toes are divine. Then again, I’m known as a habitual toe-stepper, so there’s that, too. -ABL]