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Today is ["Pres. Day" Holiday] George Washington Birthday [Feb 22] -how two search engines "see" it
2/17/2014 | Me

Posted on 02/17/2014 8:03:41 AM PST by Gefn

I just had to use a search engine and went to Bing. They have a beautiful picture of George Washington taken in silhouette from Mount Rushmore.

I then went to Google. Their page is empty. No doodle.

I feel beyond sad. I know this probably comes as no surprise to you all here, but I'm just sad. It seems that all today is is just a day to get fabulous sales at department stores, and not about our Presidents.

I just wanted to say I feel sad over this and this might be the only place I know who have people on it who will understand.

Thank you.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: bing; google; presidentsday; washingtonsbirthday

1 posted on 02/17/2014 8:03:41 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Gefn

With Obama as President, I’m reluctant to remember the day as well.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 8:05:04 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Gefn

What I would expect from Google would be a picture of Sally Hemings.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 8:05:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: Gefn

I like the Bing photo. Its an unfamiliar angle of Mount Rushmore.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 8:06:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

It is nice. I did a double take because I’ve never seen it from that angle either.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 8:07:53 AM PST by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Gefn

You know what makes me sad?

YOU DO!


6 posted on 02/17/2014 8:08:07 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: thackney

Donna Brazile tweeted that Obama should see it as a day of action since congress is in recess.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 8:08:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gefn
Bing is correct in honoring George Washington as the holiday is Washington's Birthday, not 'Presidents' Day'
8 posted on 02/17/2014 8:12:53 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: DManA
What I would expect from Google would be a picture of Sally Hemings.

Being simultaneously raped and whipped by Thomas Jefferson. (no half measures.)
9 posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The Original, Right-Wing Extremist.

February 15, 2014 American War Hero, Patriot, Political News

President George Washington

One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power.

Character assassination has become the weapon of choice for those who so forcefully peddle the liberal/progressive ideology. It is relentlessly used to silence all those who stand in opposition to the myriad of ‘isms’ they champion as they seek to “fundamentally transform” the country and society. I sincerely doubt they would spare him.

He was the commanding General of the Army and later a two-term president. Unwavering and dedicated, he had a deep-set of personal beliefs and never faltered from his chosen path.....

http://www.militianews.com/original-right-wing-extremist/


10 posted on 02/17/2014 8:14:09 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Gefn

I feel somewhat vindicated by this. Last year when Google had Caesar Chavez’ picture up on Easter, I vowed never again to use Google and switched to Bing. I know not of their leanings, but regardless, at least they seem to get the holidays right. Also, it works fine when I need to do a search.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 8:16:09 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Mich Patriot

Have you also signed up as a member? If so, then your searches earn Bing Points, which I’ve been using to get a $5 gift card to Amazon about once a month. There are other offerings, but that’s the one I find most useful.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 8:20:08 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Gefn

I only use bing and I like it. They’ve also had very nice pictures on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Christmas, etc.

I like that it can be educational, too - learning experience clicking on the little squares in the picture. One thing I didn’t know that my young nephew taught me - you can scroll back with the arrow (never looked down there until he told me) to see pictures you’ve missed (lower right side). They had what I thought was a cool one of the Beatles last week (but then I like a lot, though not all, of the Beatles music).

I sent an email to a contact on the bing website 1 time (think it was on a Veteran’s or Memorial Day) thanking them for the picture, think I’ll do so again today.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 8:22:31 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Gefn
today is NOT President's Day. There is NO SUCH THING as President's Day. Today is "George Washington's Birthday" (even though the actual date of his birthday is 2/22).
14 posted on 02/17/2014 8:25:50 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: knittnmom

I have not signed up as a member, but I’ll take your advice and look into it. Thanks for the tip.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:13 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: KeyLargo

I’m really hoping AMC does their new series about the Culper spy network (Turn) with the pro American bent it deserves.

Its going to be a drama so I’m not expecting total accuracy but I do expect it to be pro American.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHwYJCVZn0


16 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VRWCmember

Do you think the govt will wait until he leaves office to declare Aug 5th as a nat’l holiday for Obama’s Birthday/National End of Ramadan Day?


17 posted on 02/17/2014 8:28:31 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’m really hoping AMC does their new series about the Culper spy network (Turn) with the pro American bent it deserves.

Its going to be a drama so I’m not expecting total accuracy but I do expect it to be pro American.”

I don’t have high hopes for any crap produced as “historical” by TV network libs.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 8:33:33 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Gefn

Read a tweet : spending Presidents Day with Barack Obama as president is like spending Christmas with a raging athiest.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 8:42:20 AM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: KeyLargo

Colony Bay does history best. Its sad that there is so little interest in Courage New Hampshire that they have to fund it through donations.

Nick Searcy is having a golf tournament to raise money for more episodes.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 8:45:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gefn

We used to have two Presidential holidays in February.

Lincoln and Washington.

Originally on their actual birthdays, the 11th and the 22nd.

(Eventually changed to the Monday of the week of the birthdays so they could be 3 day weekends every year)

Then they gave Martin Luther King (womanizer and plagiarizer but had a good agenda “content of character” etc) a whole day with his name on it and Cesar Chavez (Union thug) his own day with his name on it and squished Lincoln and Washington into one day without any mention of their names and added all the other presidents.

I’m sure schools teach more about King and Chavez then they do Lincoln and Washington [Known as THE Father of our Country]


21 posted on 02/17/2014 8:53:09 AM PST by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Syncro

Oops Lincoln Feb 12th...


22 posted on 02/17/2014 8:56:17 AM PST by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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