No Google Doodle for US Memorial Day 2014

by 1389 on May 26, 2014

in 1389 (blog admin), FAIL, Google, heroes, IT profession, military, outsourcing, World War II

Thanks to Jim Hoft for pointing this out.

Next Memorial Day, let’s have a Doodle for this hero:

Mitchell Paige (Михајло Пејић/Mihajlo Pejić), USMC
2nd Lt. Mitchell Paige USMC, later Colonel
(Serbian:Михајло Пејић/Mihajlo Pejić),
WW II US Medal of Honor recipient

Google’s globalism acknowledges no heritage

Google is infamous for hiring many foreign employees via the H-1b program, and for continually pressuring Congress to expand that program, at the expense of loyal, hard-working, and eminently qualified older American workers. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Google and its environs are imbued with the hard-left Silicon Valley mindset. We can assume that US military veterans and their families are underrepresented among Google’s workforce. No surprise that US Memorial Day doesn’t show up on their radar screen.

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin personally approve or reject each proposed Doodle. Despite the fact that Brin was born in Russia, Google has never honored Victory Day (May 9), celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany, with a Doodle. Because Hitler’s forces would otherwise have killed Brin’s Russian Jewish parents, Brin owes his life to Russia’s veterans.

About Google Doodles

Google Doodles replace the standard Google logo to honor holidays, events, or anniversaries. Clicking on a Doodle on the Google Doodle archive page brings up a world map showing where that Doodle was visible – unfortunately, in most cases, with no information on what that Doodle is all about. Each Doodle appears only in the countries or regions where Google assumes it to be of interest. Wikipedia lists many Google Doodles but shows no images, due to copyright issues. A few Doodles are interactive.

Google Doodle FAILs


Late in the day, Google responded to complaints by adding a tiny piece of clip art below their normal Google home page contents (h/t: Weasel Zippers):

Google home page March 26, 2014 at 7:06:22 PM
This is not a Doodle.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rob in Katy May 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

F*** you google.

2 Stinky May 27, 2014 at 12:08 am

I agree with Rob in Katy-
F*** you google. 😡 👿

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