This is simply ridiculous. With wars, limits on civil liberties and all the rest eating away at our freedoms, it shows the paucity of intellect that this is what they complain about. Get a life! Read the whole story about what Google is doing instead.

Google logo tweak sends critics into orbit

Should the world’s most-used search engine be more of a Yankee Google Dandy?

Google Inc. occasionally features light-hearted doodles on its colorful home-page logo to commemorate special occasions. But now they are drawing criticism from conservatives for not being more patriotic.

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.

“It’s a kick to your belly,” said conservative blogger Giovanni Gallucci, 39, a social media consultant from Dallas. “I understand these guys are scientists and engineers and they have their quirks and want to make sure people are recognized who might not normally be recognized . . . but why not celebrate the struggles that we’ve come through as a people?”

  1. Tim says:

    “the struggles that we’ve come through as a people?”

    They say yanks can’t grok irony, right? Which bit of “larger value of `people’” didn’t he get?

  2. Tom McMahon says:

    You may disagree with these conservatives (big surprise there, eh?) but you can’t write a post saying it’s No Big Deal and then get over 40 comments if it really is No Big Deal. And you can’t use the “how can you talk about this when there’s a war going on?” argument when half the posts on this blog deal with oddball trivia (that’s why we read it and love it, by the way). And if this topic really isn’t No Big Deal, then you can’t say these conservatives are “Wacko” for bringing it up.

  3. jbellies says:

    The real reason that some people have their knickers in a knot is that the sputnik of google looks like the spaghetti monster god with an eruction (yes, I do spell, but this is a deliberate mist).

  4. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #43 – Turns out, we actually can do all of that stuff…

  5. Tom McMahon says:

    #45 – . . . but not without loss of credibility.

  6. Gary says:


    I never looked at it like that. You may be right.