Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic.

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Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Tmoney33 4/12/11 7:03 AM
The biggest war to shape our country but doesn't get recognized? How does a Soviet communist who I bet hardly anyone knew his name get the nod? Didn't know Google was anti-American.
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. J450N 4/12/11 7:43 AM
Agreed.  But look at it this way: In their un-American move, Google payed tribute to a commie rocket jockey who was hugely responsible for the fall of the Soviet Union.  No Yuri, no space race.  No space race, no SDI.  No SDI, no fall. 
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Valley_Forge 4/12/11 9:36 AM
I couldn't believe it when I saw that.  Someone should call their headquarters.  
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Valley_Forge 4/12/11 9:42 AM
I just emailed them.  You should do the same.  
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Valley_Forge 4/12/11 9:44 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

This helps make some sense of why they ignored it. 
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. cvielma 4/12/11 10:35 AM
Who do I email about this?
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. jcollins1434 4/12/11 11:27 AM
Google will go out of its way to find obscure wussie historical occurrences at the expense of the real thing. They ignored Pearl Harbor day completely. Ignoring the 150th of the Civil War is beyond the pale.
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. godfathergo3 4/12/11 2:20 PM
Google's by pass of the Civil War in it's logo is inexcusable, Hey Google, if you haven already don't forget to by pass flag day.....
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Tigerfile 4/12/11 2:58 PM
Oh my god! Can you believe they actually reference events that took place outside of America? It's almost as if Google is some sort of website that can be accessed in other countries! For shame Google!

What I really worry about is the children, I mean what if our kids were to access information about this "commie rocket jockey" and somehow be lead to think that a non-American was first in space? NOT IN MY AMERICAH! What kind of name is Yuri anyways? Sounds like a terrorist to me! And who even remembers the first time anyone ever left the gravitational confines of this planet, orbited in a small capsule and parachuted back to earth?...so wussie and obscure, am I right jcollins1434?

Fear not patriots, I am crafting a letter to Google AS WE SPEAK to express my outrage over their anti-patriotic denial of our great civil war in today's "doodle." This aggression will NOT STAND! It is plain to see that this is all part of Sergey Brin's communist agenda...first build the world's largest internet company, then use cute illustrations on the homepage to undermine the social-polictial underpinnings of America. 

Stand strong, brothers! This is our Battle of the Five Forks, only this time the right side will win!
Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Crix 4/12/11 4:35 PM
 

Yes, Google is used by people from many other countries. And when several of those countries mark special events/anniversaries in their countries, Google acknowledges them with country-specific doodles, like Peruvian Elections - (Peru), Italy's Culture Week - (Italy), and the 100th Birthday of Vaclav Ctvrtek - (Czech Republic) whoever that is. So, it's not a stretch to expect the U.S. Google to acknowledge the central biggest turning point in American history and not seem Americentric.

Re: Today is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Yet Google decides to put a Soviet astronaut up? Very patriotic. Ernie643322 5/28/12 11:57 AM
Its a shame you did not do anything for Memorial day with the google logo like you have done with other celebrations. One little flag and no links. Shame on you.......