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Google Apologizes to Christians For Easter Cesar Chavez 'Doodle'
Fox News ^ | April 1, 2013 | By Mr. Zatam Azal

Posted on 04/01/2013 6:19:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Google’s decision to mark Easter Sunday with a doodle of leftist icon Cesar Chavez atop its search engine angered some users in what they see as a snub of Jesus on the day Christians mark his resurrection.

However, Google executives offered quick apologies for the snub, issuing this statement: "We at Google honor Easter and are mortified that our Doodle of Chavez in any way upstaged this Holy Christian Holiday. We are reviewing the way Google Doodles are chosen on a go-forward basis."

The statement appeared to appease some high-profile Christian figures. "I'm not much of a fan of Google," remarked Cardinal Timothy Dolan, "but I appreciate their apology. It shows a sense of respect for Catholicism and Christianity."

The newly-elected Pope is expected to chime in to the controversy later today.

Google has created more than 1,000 doodles since 1998, when the concept was born when company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin altered the logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.

“Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists,” a Google website reads.


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I give Google a lot of credit here. They were good enough to retract their heinous snub of Easter.
1 posted on 04/01/2013 6:19:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; Slings and Arrows; Responsibility2nd; doorgunner69; ..
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2 posted on 04/01/2013 6:20:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz
Google tracks everything you do, too. Ditch them.

https://startpage.com/do/metasearch.pl

3 posted on 04/01/2013 6:21:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Lazamataz

www.bing.com

Just saying.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Lazamataz

I know this may be going against the grain of this thread, but if Google has a policy of not doing these “doodles” for any religious holiday, then I’m OK with them not doing one for Easter or Christmas. And while having the Chavez doodle on Easter was not a good idea, I’m not offended by it. There are plenty of reasons to dislike Google — don’t get me wrong — but I can’t get too worked up about this.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:12 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Lazamataz
I smell BS.

They are only apologizing because they got caught (in effect)

This was a DELIBERATE EFFORT on their part to ignore Easter- not some inadvertent slip-up.

6 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Lazamataz
I give Google a lot of credit here.

I give you a lot of credit too Laz.

7 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz

Their “mistake” was dropping the veil and revealing that they are anti-Christian communists.

Lefties know they can’t do that “out in the open”, YET.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 6:23:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“www.bing.com

Just saying.”

As much as I hate Microsoft, I absolutely despise Google.

It’s Bing from now on.

Shove it up your collective smelly Obamas, Google.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Cringing Negativism Network

Yeah, but you have to give Google a real tip-of-the-hat here. They manned up, they recognized their insensitivity to Christians, and they saved their reputations.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 6:23:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: MrB

Yeah but at least they apologized.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 6:24:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

No they weren’t. They knew exactly what they were doing and they flaunted everyone with it. They are socialists who cooperate with this Gestapo government of ours because they have ideology in common. They cared nothing about Easter, Jesus or any of the religious significence.

They are just doing a half-hearted “my bad” just like a bully who says the perfunctory apologies when caught. Screw them.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 6:24:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

They DID remember to marke Islamic holidays... don’t forget - or fall for this left-handed apology.

The must be taking some serious heat. I have taken Google off as my defautl search engine and switched to Bing. I’ll try them for a while.

Does anyone want or need instructions on how to remove google?


13 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

If they did mark Islamic holidays, then I stand corrected. Then they deserve all the criticism they are getting.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Lazamataz
We at Google honor Easter...

"...and we should've had images of bunnies, eggs, and chocolate candies, instead."

15 posted on 04/01/2013 6:26:01 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Lazamataz

Google Apologizes to Christians For Easter Cesar Chavez ‘Doodle’

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Oh Geez. Its April Fools day. And so we begin with the tricks and jokes.

Or in Google’s case - a false, bogus and forced apology.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 6:26:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MrB

I love it when the mask slips and we get to see who these “people” really are.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:03 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Oh Geez. Its April Fools day."

SHUSH, YOU! I got 'em really goin'.....

18 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

They didn’t put up one for Easter last year.
You can check doodles of the past. there is a site for it.

Meanwhile..this has hit the web
Kung Fu Grandpa in the Food Lion parking lot!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYvw68IneV4
Jesus be a radioactive fence all around me right now and forever! .

And it has already been autotuned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czz6velCAFA


19 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:10 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Lazamataz

To Google Suits: We ignore what you say, and believe only what you do. Just the same way we do with politicians.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lazamataz
Concur. I am pleasantly surprised and appreciate their acknowledgment of the error.
21 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:22 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Lazamataz

Why would the “newly elected Pope” chime in on this? Is this satire?


22 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT by bubbacluck (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Da Coyote
April Fools!

Don't let on, I really have them goin... :)

23 posted on 04/01/2013 6:27:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL.

OK Laz that’s pretty good.

www.bing.com


24 posted on 04/01/2013 6:28:19 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Lazamataz
Ok Mr. Zatam Azal, you got me.....
25 posted on 04/01/2013 6:28:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Lazamataz

They probably saw the error of their ways - that communism results in inestimable human misery and that Christianity would be a better philosophy to follow.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 6:28:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lazamataz
in any way upstaged this Holy Christian Holiday.

Upstage? Jesus? Really? Do they think they could "upstage" Jesus even if they wanted to? 100s of millions of people come together to worship the risen Lord yesterday. A few thousand bitched about their punk web site.

27 posted on 04/01/2013 6:29:10 AM PDT by DManA (ab)
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To: Lazamataz

Not funny.


28 posted on 04/01/2013 6:29:17 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Lazamataz
Oh give me a break.
You don't actually think this is a sincere apology do you?
29 posted on 04/01/2013 6:29:23 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Lazamataz
This thread is missing something or perhaps it was the ping is missing something. Where is the somewhat disturbing, somewhat funny notation? Oh ... this one is contained within the thread itself.
30 posted on 04/01/2013 6:29:28 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz

31 posted on 04/01/2013 6:29:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz
Admit nothing Laz ... Have that post removed!
32 posted on 04/01/2013 6:30:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Obadiah
Not funny.

People HATE it when they get got. I understand.

33 posted on 04/01/2013 6:31:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

34 posted on 04/01/2013 6:31:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Yes! I See what Mr. zatam azal says now....
35 posted on 04/01/2013 6:31:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Lazamataz
I give Google a lot of credit here

I don't. It was an intentional act. They're only apologizing because of all the negative publicity.

36 posted on 04/01/2013 6:32:37 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: Lazamataz

Gosh, this is an even better use of weasel words than the usual “If anyone was offended we deeply apologize” non-apology.


37 posted on 04/01/2013 6:35:06 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Lazamataz

I knew it was April Fool’s Day, and this was just a Fig Newton of your imagination.

The confirmation was the author’s name is your handle spelled backwards.

Still a satisfied customer.


38 posted on 04/01/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Lazamataz
I give Google a lot of credit here.

Well then you're a Commie just like Google!

39 posted on 04/01/2013 6:36:42 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: Lazamataz
I have deleted Google form all I can in my computer. Firefox. likes google. How do I delete google out of firefox? I don't like being spied on.
40 posted on 04/01/2013 6:37:04 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Mr. K

I thought it was an April Fool’s joke.


41 posted on 04/01/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT by tiki
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To: McGruff
Well then you're a Commie just like Google!


42 posted on 04/01/2013 6:38:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Obadiah

43 posted on 04/01/2013 6:38:49 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Mr. K
I have taken Google off as my defautl search engine and switched to Bing

I have done the same. Will give BING a try for a while.
44 posted on 04/01/2013 6:38:57 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes, plenty of good alternatives. I have been using Startpage, I am sure there are others.

The Chavez doodle was a statement of their ideology.

The apology was about money. Get the picture? They respond to money. If you are a Christian and you google, you are selling them the rope to hang you.

But it is not just google.
Cable tv-cut it
Corrupt media-dont buy national brands or frequent national chains
Publications/Organizations-find the conservative alternative. AMAC instead of AARP.
Vote every day with your wallet.


45 posted on 04/01/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: exit82
The confirmation was the author’s name is your handle spelled backwards.

I hate observant people.

46 posted on 04/01/2013 6:39:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
LOL

Perfect

47 posted on 04/01/2013 6:40:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz
The newly-elected Pope is expected to chime in to the controversy later today.

I can't believe that anyone actually fell for this post after reading this!

48 posted on 04/01/2013 6:41:38 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Lazamataz

gee- maybe this reporter will get a Pull-ur-litza Prize for such prolific writing; I can actually feel Google’s angst in the written words...

;)

Happy April Fool’s Day Laz!

Suzy


49 posted on 04/01/2013 6:41:45 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: Lazamataz
Google can apologize to me all day long, but until thy seek forgiveness from God, they are still going to Hell.
50 posted on 04/01/2013 6:41:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Justifiable homicide.)
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