Once again, Google disregards an American holiday...

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Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Smac11 6/14/12 6:15 AM

You create elaborate doodle's for random holidays like when the Ferris wheel was created, but Memorial Day and Flag Day are totally disregarded.  Memorial Day at least got a little baby Flag with a ribbon at the bottom of the page. But today, there's nothing? I don't understand who decides these things but it seems like Google as a whole is unpatriotic. Why don't you acknowledge important holidays dealing with our veteran's/the history of our country?
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... caver_tim 6/14/12 7:17 AM
Google Doodles exist to celebrate anniversaries of the birth or creation of fun things, inventions, historical figures etc.

Google does not seem to paste a huge american flag flapping in the breeze in order to convince you that they are "patriotic" and to buy your custom on the anniversary of VE day, VJ Day, D day, the end of the war in Iraq #1 day, the end of the war in Iraq #2 day,the end of the war in Korea day, the end of the war in Vietnam day, 9/11, 7-11, 11/11. bombing of the USS Cole, flag day, memorial day etc
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... OimAmused 6/14/12 11:31 AM
Troll fits his name well.  Google DOES celebrate national and patriotic holidays of other countries, including the 4th of July here.  Hell, they even celebrated Russia Day regionally.  But I guess they love other countries more than the one that gave them the opportunity to exist and thrive.  How sad.  Google has been my homepage for years.  That's about to change.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Calling It As I See It! 6/14/12 12:34 PM
Shame on you Google!! You will celebrate EVERYTHING and Every Other Holiday but not Flag Day?! I am done with you! My Father did not complete 3 tours in Viet Nam to ensure your freedom to be disrepected like this! I think all men and women in uniform as well as their families and vetrans should use other search engines. This overt statement of disrespect on your behalf is a perfect illustration of everything that is currently wrong with America! God Bless America and our troops!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... ElPatriot 6/14/12 12:46 PM
Yeah, they ignored President's Day as well, but nobody caught that one.  
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Gottasayit 6/14/12 12:47 PM
OimAmused, I agree, Google will not be my home page any more.  Bad move Google!!
May Putin bless you... eap1910 6/14/12 12:48 PM
You have a right - earned, not by you, but others who came before you, to disrespect this country.  I, of course, have the same right and I have as a result exercised my right to remove and abandon everything Google.  I am sure China, Russia and North Korea will be much nicer to you and you will be happier there.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... RobertDC 6/14/12 12:54 PM
Smac, this day is significant in other ways too ;)! Don't forget according to Wikipedia in 1285 – Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam's Tran Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong. Wow - exciting! Why couldn't our buddies at Google highlight that significant historical event?

Let's see if they remember Bloomsday! Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. Wow - exciting again!!!

This lack of interest in all things American by Google is disappointing but not surprising. Try Bing.com they have flags all over the place today. Happy Flag Day everyone!

Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... DHammonds 6/14/12 1:00 PM
Well I guess it's Bing for me for now on!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Jackphat 6/14/12 1:06 PM
This is very, very disappointing.  I know.  How about I stop using Google search for six months?  There ARE other choices. 
 
It won't hurt me, but I bet many advertisers will not be pleased if this is repeated many times over.
 
Shame on you, Google!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... SabreEleven 6/14/12 1:12 PM
When did Obama buy Google? 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... J Eddy 6/14/12 1:21 PM
After this snub to America I am going to be leaving google homepage and gmail. Besides, I am tired Big Brother watching every stroke.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... edtva 6/14/12 1:25 PM
Google shows little or no respect for the nation to which is was made possible for it to exist. The flag that flies over the United States of America, is the flag that has stood long than any other in the world.  Google has forgotten that there is no other country in the world that it could have been found in, and make so much money in the process.  Yes, Google has made billions here in the good USA.  They may not like the politics, and what to shoe the world how "respectful" they are of other nation, but they have never given up making the huge profits that make right here in America.  Show some respect Google, and honor the American flag and this great nation as a whole.

Our company is changing the default search engines to Bing as of today.  It may only be 50 computers, but is a statement to the companies who advertise on Google.  Advertisers need to consider if they really want to continue doing banner ads on Google, and decide if they want to be associated with non-American friendly company.   
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... PatPor 6/14/12 1:29 PM
Good one!!!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... PatPor 6/14/12 1:29 PM
Good one!!!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... shame on google 6/14/12 1:32 PM
Google must not be American!!!they should be thrown out of the country! stinking media web sites like these, are bringing america down from within itself.don't let these pirates get away with it!!!bad Goggle!!no no bad.you need a good  slap in the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... shame on google 6/14/12 1:33 PM
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... PurEvil 6/14/12 1:37 PM
My home page has been Google for a long time, that is going to change.
No longer will I participate.
If it wasn't for the good ole US of A you Asses would have gotten nowhere.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... PurEvil 6/14/12 1:37 PM
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Doctor M 6/14/12 1:42 PM
I am going to switch all my browsers to BING for their default search providers.  The heck with Google!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... adb9382 6/14/12 1:48 PM
Complete BS that they ignore Flag Day, also it is the US Army's Birthday! Way to celebrate other Nation's holidays on your homepage but not ours. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Cynusps 6/14/12 1:51 PM
I will no longer use Google either. So you won't make any money on me from clicking when I search for stuff to by. I sent them a message about Memorial Day because it was such a little flag. The only reason I even joined this group was to tell you NO MORE. I will use any search engine but yours.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... ByeGoogleHelloBing 6/14/12 1:54 PM
My display name says it all.  Will I sink Google?  Nope.  They could care less, but I'm tired of the anti-American sentiment shared by so many who benefit from the freedoms that living under our flag provides.  I'll be using Bing for all future searches.  I've wanted to get rid of Google since they forced their terrible Gmail design changes on me, and now I actually have a good reason.  You suck Google.

:Later taters.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Liberal Freaks 6/14/12 1:54 PM
Shame on you liberal freaks at Google for not showing pride in your country.  I vow to disown your search engine and web pages from here on out.  In fact I will bad mouth your company every chance I get, why does the media have to be so biased, I just don't get it. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... 31Bravo` 6/14/12 1:54 PM
Is someone supposed to care about President's Day?
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... sdcisco 6/14/12 1:56 PM
Time to spread the word BOYCOTT GOOGLE!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... elgianne 6/14/12 1:58 PM
SHAME on Google.  Wow, makes me want to just leave. 
 
How awful not to celebrate this great country's Flag!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... elgianne 6/14/12 1:59 PM
It's not President's Day, it's Flag Day.  LMAO
 
 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... elgianne 6/14/12 2:00 PM
Meant to say, leave Google+
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Upset with google1980 6/14/12 2:01 PM
Sad day when we forget where we came from. Why are people so worried about political correction when our politics are more screwed up then 3rd world countries! Google no more! back to yahoo and bing!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... elgianne 6/14/12 2:01 PM
I use Goodsearch anyway, but am a member of Google+
 
Goodsearch is a great search engine and you can earn $ for the charity of your choice!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... joes320 6/14/12 2:02 PM
Thank you Google, for helping me make a decision on whether to by an Android based phone or an I-phone.  Thanks to your ignoring such an important day (as well as ignoring other special days for the U.S.) I will now be buying an I-phone. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... MacKlingon 6/14/12 2:03 PM
Not only is it Flag Day, this is the anniversary of the U.S. Army.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... joes320 6/14/12 2:04 PM
Thank you, Google, for helping me decide on which smart phone to buy.  I was leaning towards an Android-based phone, but with the latest blatant ignoring of a U.S. holiday, I will be buying an i-phone. 
 
Thanks again Google,
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... JustAPatriot 6/14/12 2:07 PM
So long, Google.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... azwatchdog 6/14/12 2:08 PM
Bing from now on baby!  If there was ever a time to show pride in the opportunities this country gives, it would be now Google but once again you are clueless!!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Mymonities 6/14/12 2:10 PM
First thing to all of you who think people who work for Google and are important enough to make decisions actually read these.  Second thing is to all of you who think you can "boycott" Google, good luck.  Third thing is its like the song by Filter "Hey Man Nice Shot" here is some wisdom from that song:
"Those who were right there
Got a new kind of fear
You'd fight and you were right
But they were just too strong
They'd stick it in your face
And let you smell what they consider wrong"

It doesn't matter because Google is under control of the Bilderberg's anyway.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/bilderberg-2012-global-le_n_1558788.html

Fight for what you believe in or you will lose it, how you fight is up to you but do something before you can't
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Mymonities 6/14/12 2:11 PM
Apple and Google are two sides of the same coin.  It doesn't matter what you buy you are still feeding the monster :)
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Mymonities 6/14/12 2:14 PM
contact this person and complain

Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Product Management
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... BFH~GOP 6/14/12 2:14 PM
Goodbye Google. Just changed my default search engine to a REAL one - BING. Just might trade in my Droid as well! Shame on you Google :(
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... American by Choice 6/14/12 2:21 PM
Troll you are - let google move to china, see how they would like that!!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Kwolf 6/14/12 2:21 PM
I agree!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Kwolf 6/14/12 2:21 PM
I agree!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... CA1962 6/14/12 2:26 PM
Have been using Bing all day today. Unfortunately, Google's political preferences have become more evident over the last several years. I wish they were party-agnostic.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Matt Storms 6/14/12 2:26 PM
After going though and reading all of the posts let me weigh in.

I am a Veteran - U.S. Navy, Google is not required to do a Doodle. Yes Bing did a image and I commend them for doing that. Now that being said show me 3 other websites that changed their logo? You will not find any. I am okay with that as Google is a Company. Did you post a flag in your yard today? If you did not then you have no right to even comment here. My flag is flying proudly and I can see it. It looks awesome. So before your complain, judge and scold I sugest that you take action steps in your own neighborhood first. Google might not do a Doodle this year but they might do one next year. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... oblibliviate 6/14/12 2:31 PM
I agree and I'm switching to Bing!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... oblibliviate 6/14/12 2:32 PM
YES!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... dcboys11111 6/14/12 2:34 PM
then again,they may not! I respect and admire your service to our country,but you of all people should recognize ANY company making BILLIONS from this country has a dutiful obligation to recognize,if not celebrate,a day like today!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Mollie0 6/14/12 2:34 PM
I agree.  What's the deal, Google?  I'm a second generation American and my parents are so proud of the American Flag.  My 86 year old dad is flying his today.  Honestly, it just makes google look silly.  And Bing has certainly given you a run for the money with their fun home page. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... racebear 6/14/12 2:37 PM
No one even needs ask why any more.  The trend is clear, they have repeatedly stated their position which is: anti-USA.  Sad, disappointing, frustrating and pathetic.  Go away.  The ONLY thing that will get their attention is money or the lack of it.  BOYCOTT.  Use the social media to turn people away from them and cut into their profits until their shareholders make a change where it counts:  In the Board Room.  Elitest Management needs to GO. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Get_Real 6/14/12 2:40 PM
I agree, shame on you Google. I'm switching to Bing 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... thisisfutile 6/14/12 2:41 PM

"Google does not seem to paste a huge american flag flapping in the breeze in order to convince you that they are "patriotic" and to buy your custom on the anniversary of VE day, VJ Day, D day, the end of the war in Iraq #1 day, the end of the war in Iraq #2 day,the end of the war in Korea day, the end of the war in Vietnam day, 9/11, 7-11, 11/11. bombing of the USS Cole, flag day, memorial day etc"

+4 -47 = Fail
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Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... susana84 6/14/12 2:47 PM
They also do nothing for September 11 so sad. But they do  google doodles  for China when it was their anniversary of being a communist nation.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... susana84 6/14/12 2:47 PM
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Srogue 6/14/12 2:48 PM
Wow, very lame.  Then again Google is a fairly liberal company, so I guess they play to the anti-american and/or shamed to be an american crowd.  I've used Google for years, but i'm starting to get sick of this.  I am going to switch my default search engine to google from this point going forward.  Also, I only own one android phone, and it is an older Optimus V.  My family owns two other iphones, a 3GS and a 4S.  For certain, I will not be buying an android based phone or tablet either.  Thanks for making my buying decisions easier Google.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Frustrated at Google 6/14/12 2:49 PM
I hope this was an oversight and not deliberate. It is sad when good companies don't show their appreciation for the country that made them rich and put them in a position to influence the world. Congrats to BING for showing some class!  And no, I am not a Microsoft fan but in this case, they did the right thing.

Google get a clue. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Srogue 6/14/12 2:50 PM
You have a point, but then again, when something is a normal thing for a company i.e. Google changing their logo for Holidays and some obscure ones at that, then it is certainly making a statement when they fail to do it for a particular holiday.  If Google never changed their logo and did doodles, no one would notice or care, but they do, so that is the point.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... FXDXT 6/14/12 2:51 PM
Google will not be my home page any more.  Bad move Google!!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Idolworship 6/14/12 2:52 PM
This is a stupid complaint. Being a good american isn't about wrapping yourself in a flag and saying 'i love america'. You're just using this as an attempt to say "Look at what a good american I am. See how upset I am about something that is actually inconsequential. " Google placing a flag on its homepage doesn't change anything. People don't fight for flags, people don't die for flags. They sacrifice for things that are intangible. It is sad that people who claim to be so patriotic can't see this. Forget free speech how about forced speech.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... whats a google 6/14/12 2:52 PM
Isn't Google based in San Francisco Bay Area, that might be your answer why.........
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... jmig 6/14/12 2:53 PM
I agree completely. I have seen numerous other days celebrated with some sort of special "Google".

Are we ashamed Google to be American? This country only helped make you very rich. At least acknowledge her flag.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... boltz67 6/14/12 2:53 PM
amazing... simply amazing...
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Idolworship 6/14/12 3:01 PM
Your response was rational, calm and not hyperbolic. This is a first for the internet.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... arch_designer_g 6/14/12 3:01 PM
Did anyone really expect any display from Google?  Since the National flag isn't a Google logo it doesn't matter to them, 
Google is typical of most corporations that makes it's billions from the Americans then when it's given a chance to show how much they appreciate the Americans they say screw'em. Well screw you Google. You aren't the only web conglomerate that provides the exact same thing your company does. Everyone should go over to Bing, they are showing that they are celebrating the symbol recognized the whole world over as a symbol of freedom and prosperity. Just imagine how the countless men and women have given their lives so that America can have such a symbol. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... buba25 6/14/12 3:06 PM

What is wrong with you Google/Doodle? Are you that much ideologically driven? You celebrate everything, even last Friday of the week, but not US Flag Day?

Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... wrandym 6/14/12 3:08 PM
What a disappointment.  I don't like Bing, but really feel like moving to them now
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... justiceisaright 6/14/12 3:09 PM
I AGREE100%..........NO OTHER NATION ON THIS PLANET HAS HELPED MORE PEOPLE AND THEN THE ONES WHO BENEFIT THE MOST CRAP ON ITS SYMBOLS? I KNOW WHERE I'D SHOVE THE FLAG POLE.......BEND OVER SCHMIDT.......
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... PrologAU 6/14/12 3:14 PM
Correct me if I am wrong but the doodle can be user country specific.  So its not like someone in another country is going to think Google is not internationally minded.  Just be a proud American in America. Google: Think about it for next year.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... LaterGoogle! 6/14/12 3:18 PM
I guess I'll be using Bing.  Unfortunate that it's okay for them to make their money in the US - but show it no respect........................
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Bloomman 6/14/12 3:38 PM
This is outrageous.  McDonald's didn't have anything up about Flag day either.  In fact, I spotted about 85 other businesses on the way to work, not one mention on any of them.  Several billboards, none of them dedicated to Flag Day (they are digital, that would be easy).  I may just have to boycott the world.  Did at least Amazon celebrate so I can order dry food?  
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... whats a google 6/14/12 3:40 PM
Everyone can't put a flag in their yard, I live in an apartment and have no yard. But I still fly small flags on my patio and they fly EVERYDAY. What you have to understand is that Google did not omit this by mistake. It's the way many on the left demonstrate their feelings.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... bigtapps72 6/14/12 3:50 PM
the nerve of them. boycott the non americans! i didnt even know today was flag day. must be a terrorist
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... aus4tmg 6/14/12 6:50 PM
Ditto!!  Not only did I replace Google Chrome with IE & Bing as my defaults,  I'll no longer use Google for anything.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... SoulSeekerUSA 6/14/12 6:57 PM
I have always been a big fan of google but after this and a few other events that google has ignored I am making the switch to bing.  Microsoft had a huge flag display on bing and google like many other American related celebrations had nothing.  Goodbye google and I hope many others follow me.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Obama_IsNotYourMama 6/14/12 8:10 PM
Really Google? You can't put a flag up?

Are ya takin' some pages from the China playbook?
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... atomic1fire 6/14/12 8:28 PM
Most of Google's Doodles are superflurious, maybe even occasionally educational.
Yahoo didn't celebrate flag day, and it's not recognized as a holiday for federal employees either.
http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2012.asp
I don't think this was a bunch of companies hating america as much as it was an oversight combined with some backlash from Google being a International Company.
 I'm sure we'll see a logo on july 4th more then likely, as well as memorial day, and veterens day.

I'm not so sure that June 14th should be about finding out how many people raised a flag, but knowing When the flag was made, and what it stands for.


Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... David999999 6/14/12 8:30 PM
maybe you need to stay in your cave there troll baby  looks like the odds are against you.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... theblindrooster 6/14/12 8:49 PM

As a veteran of Desert Shield and Storm I find this site quit pathetic. I wonder how well google is working out in China or North Korea. It’s sad to say that google has been my main search page for years. Well that's about to change. And no, I did not forget to capitalize the “g” in google. I’m just giving them the same respect they give our military men and women.

Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... theblindrooster 6/14/12 8:49 PM
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... thewhitney 6/14/12 9:23 PM
The fervor over this whole Flag Day controversy is hilarious, really
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... CincyJeff 6/14/12 9:29 PM
Google deleted my post saying I was switching to Bing.  I wonder if they're deleting others????  Wouldn't surprise me, they wouldn't want thousands of complaints to show up here.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... tzoram 6/14/12 9:38 PM
Well said, OimAmused.  As a form of protest, I'll be using Bing exclusively for a minimum of one month.  If enough people do this, maybe google will get the message.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... IraqVet 6/14/12 9:43 PM
It's about to change for me also! Google has been my homepage & I have used it as my ONLY search engine for years, but this has turned my stomach! When I saw what Bing has done to celebrate today, I made my decision! BING, YOU HAVE A NEW USER!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Matt Storms 6/14/12 9:52 PM
@CincyJeff, I did not delete your post I set it to duplicate as your issue is the same at this thread and I wanted to make sure that you could be heard and your ideas would not be lost. 
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Scopem_5 6/14/12 10:13 PM
Maybe they should move their headquarters to Beijing.  Then they can truly compare the freedom the flag provides them and might just catch a clue about patriotism.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... caver_tim 6/15/12 1:02 AM
meh
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... elgianne 6/15/12 7:25 AM
Try GOODSEARCH - it's great. I've been using it for quite sometime now.  and you can pick a charity to donate your pennies to. It adds up :)
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Nik286 6/15/12 8:26 AM
I think that Google is a good service which does a good job for the most part, and I respect them, but seeing the neglect of these holidays when so many obscure ones are observed is very painful. I hope to see them observed next year.
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Web-Nut 6/15/12 9:01 AM
Good one! But I'm sure it's the other way around.  Google was the 5th largest donor to the Obama election effort in 2008, see   http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cid=N00009638
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... AndroidFan2011 6/15/12 11:09 AM
Shame on Google.  Enjoying the benefits of our free market democracy but paying no respect.  
Changing my home page to Bing!
Re: Once again, Google disregards an American holiday... Papa Bear 8/23/12 2:56 PM
@ theblindrooster

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