Google logo tweak sends critics into ...

Google logo tweak sends critics into orbit

There are 155 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 9, 2007, titled Google logo tweak sends critics into orbit. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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

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Blue State

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 9, 2007
Conservatives = stupid, and will never run a global corporation such as google. End of story. Don't even bother reading the rest of it, we Americans are dealing with one of the most ignorant mass movements in history.
Dr J

Evanston, IL

#2 Oct 9, 2007
Are these people nuts? If it weren't for the Sputnik launch, the U.S. of A. would never have gotten its posterior into gear and taken space seriously. And since when, pray tell, is stylization of a business' logo an indication of patriotism? The fact that Google allows people to seek out information, the availability of which the U.S. government often seeks to limit severely, is a daily exercise in democracy, and far much more so than anyone exercising a First Amendment right to voice their belief that anyone who does not agree with them 100% is not a patriot.

Buffalo Grove, IL

#3 Oct 9, 2007
This is the dumbest, most asinine thing I've ever heard. As Dr. J said, if it weren't for Sputnik, it's not likely Neil Armstrong would have hopped around on the surface of the moon in 1969.

And the fact is, the Soviet Union no longer exists. It's not like Google was paying tribute to them with their logo - Sputnik was a huge deal in its own right. Ask any American who was old enough to realize what was happening at the time.

Seriously, conservatives like these need to find something else to do than finding everything wrong with everything everywhere. How do they have any time to enjoy their own lives when they're nitpicking and complaining about every little thing.

Since: Sep 07


#4 Oct 9, 2007
WOW. BIG EFFING DEAL. Get over it, Conservatives. There are more worthwhile things you can piss and moan about.

Corbin, KY

#6 Oct 9, 2007
Get a life! Sputnik was a scientific achievement of humanity that spurred the US leadership to leap forward into serious space exploration. I do remember as a child wanting to be a scientist just because of space exploration.

United States

#7 Oct 9, 2007
I was under the impression that conservatives believed in property rights, and that a website is property that its owners can do whatever they want with. But apparently not. So should us liberals start to demand that WorldNetDaily run Glenn Greenwald columns?
Clark Street

Woodridge, IL

#8 Oct 9, 2007
This is the stupidest thing Republicans have whined about yet.(I don't hear them complaining about the bias at Fox News.) They also can't wrap their tiny minds around a corporation run such as Google - and how do they feel they have the right to complain about how individuals privately donate their money?! This is a new level of pathetic.
Karen Dringenberg

Algonquin, IL

#9 Oct 9, 2007
Google isn't just used in the US, so these conservatives need to stop being so selfish and all important. And that fact that the google employees donate to the democratic party...well they are allowed to do whatever the hell they want. Should we require that google hire a certain amount of conservatives every year to dontate to those parties? There is no valid argument in this article, just annoying little conservatives who have nothing better to bitch about.
This article is whack!

Levittown, NY

#10 Oct 9, 2007
"It's a kick to your belly"?

An AD LOGO of an event that happened 50 years ago is a *kick to the belly?*

I think "conservatives" should stop looking for excuses to be offended. What a bunch of politically correct whiners.

Two words for modern conservatives:


Corvallis, OR

#11 Oct 9, 2007
Some people can find anything to complain about!

Bolingbrook, IL

#12 Oct 9, 2007
All the garbage going on in this world, and THIS is what they complain about? Get over it! It's called whimsy.

Ingleside, IL

#13 Oct 9, 2007
Give me a break.

Chicago, IL

#14 Oct 9, 2007
It's hard to be a conservative when people like this make ignorant comments like that.

Google is a private enterprise. They are free to celebrate the events of their choosing. Sputnik was a HUGE event and, as previously mentioned, was the best thing that ever happened for science education in the US.

Might I recommend the standard two step process for these so called conservative whiners?

1) deal with it.

2) get over it.

Buffalo Grove, IL

#15 Oct 9, 2007
please don't read this article. i am now dumber for having read it. people are complaining about google logos. some of these people are idiots, some are insane, and the rest are out scouring Earth for some notoriety and potential gain.

United States

#16 Oct 9, 2007
When patriotism is defined by symbolism rather than actual deeds, then these people might have something to talk about.

United States

#18 Oct 9, 2007
I'm a conservative and when I saw the logo I thought it was a nice thing. If it's so offensive to observe Sputnik's 50th annaversary, then why did the Chicago Planetarium have Kruche's son on hand to speak? I mean if we really want to split hairs why stop at Google. I also thought Russia was a quasi ally of ours now?

"The war's over, Wermer dropped the bomb. Let it go."

Skokie, IL

#19 Oct 9, 2007
Seems to me Google was celebrating an important milestone in science, the development of which ended up benefitting worldwide technology. If you're going to be outraged by the fact that it was the Soviet Union's milestone, don't forget our side has satellites that can be used for espionage up there too. It's just a harmless picture, people, and the search engine is probably used worldwide, so why distinguish it as specifically American? These sound like the rumblings of an overly conservative audience.
SG in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire, IL

#20 Oct 9, 2007
Oh jeeze. Go use Yahoo then! I don't think it's going to put Google out of business any time soon.

Wexford, PA

#21 Oct 9, 2007
These republickans that complain
about Googles choice of commemorating various occasions
sound like idiots to me, a Democrat.

United States

#22 Oct 9, 2007
Winner: Dumbest Premise of the Year Award

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