D-Day vs The First Drive-In Theater? Google Picks Theater

Jun 6, 2012 • 8:37 am | comments (378) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos
 

Google - The First Drive-In Movie Theater Logo68 years ago today was one of the most significant days in America's history - D-Day. But 79 years ago today, the first drive in movie theatre opened. Google picked, as it always does, the fun and light hearted even to celebrate with a special Google logo, aka Doodle.

So get past the fact Google doesn't have a logo for D-Day. There is still the concern for some that Google does logos at all on days like today. That is not for me to decide, just to report based on complaints in the forums.

That being said, this Google Drive In Theater logo is pretty cool. It is an animated movie logo that you have to watch. Here is a video of it:

Make sure to notice a bunch of the Google items like Android toy in the car and other items.

The first drive in theater was opened in New Jersey on Admiral Wilson Boulevard at the Airport Circle in Pennsauken with 400 car slots operated by R.M. Hollingshead Corporation.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

Jerry Baustian

06/06/2012 01:49 pm

D-Day was a great and terrible day, but not one of the worst. Except, of course, for those who were killed. But the others did great things that day and in the days that followed.

joedoakes202

06/06/2012 01:52 pm

June 3, 2011 Dear President Obama, Last week we remembered those lost in the service of the United States of America. Every year I spend one of those weekend days at an the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show that takes place at Jones Beach. And every year, as I engage various frustrations of being a father, and a husband, I say I’m never doing this again. But I do it. I do it because it is one of the only ways I have to teach my family what risks, and competence, we have in the men and woman that serve in this nations military. I also do it because, like you Mr. Obama, I failed to serve this nation in uniform. But unlike you, I have significant guilt and regret from that poor decision on my part. Life is not something one can pause and hit the rewind button on though. We must decide what to do in order to make a poor choice right and ensure a better future for our children. Provide money to charities that help the troops, advocate for civilian leadership that will not abuse that trust and lives of those service members, honor them through the passing days of freedom my family and I get to experience because they decided to give that up. In some cases forever by continuing their service to this nation as a name carved in granite or bronze to remind future generations that freedom is not free. A few days from now will mark the 67th anniversary of D-Day. On that day those men who decided that Europe should be free decided to do something about it. They were led by brave leaders who knew that failure was not an option, they knew that to not meet evil with violence and death only meant that one day evil would find its way to their families and homesteads. So they acted with resolve. My Grandfather was one of these men in a B-24 over France on D-Day, and if the weather was better his bombing group could have saved a lot of allied lives. Because of that bad weather so many of those men had to hit beaches chock full of death and destruction. But, even in the face of this certain death, they did not give up. As I watched those pilots fly those planes and marveled at the Golden Knights parachute team hit their marks on the beach I know that the sacrifice of those men so many years ago did not occur in vein. Their heroism, and desire to sacrifice, for something bigger than themselves, is alive and well in this nation, and instead of squandering it, we should foster it. I also witnessed something else, thirty or so new recruits into the United States Air Force, raise their hands to take an oath. I think it is an oath that you took Mr. Obama, but these men, and women, may be called upon to keep it with their lives. They deserve better civilian leadership than what we have given them and on November 6, 2012 we will be doing our part to bring that about. Respectfully, Joe Doakes

JWhite65

06/06/2012 01:52 pm

'So get passed the fact Google..' I can't get past the fact that's such a blatant mistake to read the rest of the blog...

Mark

06/06/2012 01:52 pm

Not sure I'd call the day the Allies started winning the second world war the worst in America's history.

knowyourverbiage

06/06/2012 01:53 pm

..get PASSED the fact? did you pass 4th grade english or cheat off your neighbor? it's PAST the fact, dumbass.

potvin

06/06/2012 02:02 pm

The average American high school student wouldn't know D-Day from Green Day. This would have been a good opportunity to educate them about American and world history. Google would rather keep the kids ignorant of their country's past.

eagle8710

06/06/2012 02:05 pm

Anyone thought maybe they're just waiting a couple of years for the 70th anniversary? I wouldn't expect them to do a d-day logo every year.

griefman

06/06/2012 02:10 pm

The worst day in American history happened 3 and a half years ago in November 2008.

Will Malven

06/06/2012 02:15 pm

"68 years ago today was one of the worst days in America's history" Wow!!! Really? The greatest land invasion in history intended to and ultimately successful in defeating one of the worst enemies of freedom the world has ever known was "one of the worst days in America's history? I suggest remedial history and some serious library time for the deciders at Google. They clearly know nothing about history, America, or greatness.

carbo

06/06/2012 02:15 pm

AMEN!

Will Malven

06/06/2012 02:18 pm

What do you expect from a public school grad? I'm surprised that someone with that poor of an understanding of English and with that limited of a vocabulary could have PAST [ :) ] his finals so that he could graduate.

Charles

06/06/2012 02:27 pm

After I observed Google ignoring widely-observed, repected holidays such as Christmas, and many other important dates, in favor of some kind of warped, leftist, liberal, corrupt, Politcal Correctness, I switched to using the -> "Startpage.com" online search engine.

bob in san diego

06/06/2012 02:28 pm

what a shocker... Google believes the opening of the first drive-in movie theater is more significant than 75th anniversary of the Allied landing on the Normandy beaches. Google also declined to acknowledge Memorial Day because they didn't want to offend anyone. Disgraceful, but not surprising.

mediazorba

06/06/2012 02:29 pm

And how!

mediazorba

06/06/2012 02:31 pm

This is great! Thank you for your patriotism and gratitude.

657757732

06/06/2012 02:31 pm

D-Day during WWII was a "worst" day? It took a politically correct liberal to come up with something like that. I bet he also plans to vote for Obama in November. . .

freecheese

06/06/2012 02:32 pm

I started out with Yahoo, then went to Google. I won't support their leftist agenda. I moved To Bing. So far, so good. I still haven't dropped my anchor there either.

Sonny Crockett

06/06/2012 02:33 pm

Hilarious.

mediazorba

06/06/2012 02:34 pm

I use Bing. i will do my best never to use Google again for reasons like this and for the fact that they store all your searches, for what end I can only imagine.

Sonny Crockett

06/06/2012 02:35 pm

Google is run by a bunch of liberal douches. Extremely wealthy hypocritical liberal douches.

Kay34

06/06/2012 02:36 pm

Sad that now too many don't know the significance of June 6th - referring now to June 6, 1944.

freecheese

06/06/2012 02:36 pm

What do you expect ? Google, like most internet endeavors, are run by a bunch of kids.

carbo

06/06/2012 02:37 pm

June 6, 1944 was a tragic day for families and communities across our nation but stands out as one of the most important and historic days ever in the fight for freedom. The legacy of sacrifice on that day still resounds in our memories of lost sons and the destruction of tyranny. It should always be remembered. Drive Ins? Celebrate them the day before or any other day. No one will notice.

Joe

06/06/2012 02:37 pm

I am not sure that Google has any political agenda here. I wouldn't know if Google EVER celebrates "heavy" stuff like war. I, for one, would not want to get reminded of heavy stuff at every turn. Google has more to do with entertainment than history, so their page is going to appeal to our entertainment needs than our historical needs. Howoever, type in "D-day" and I am certain Google will reference 1000's if not 1,000,000's of a pages describing it. It is not the job of Google to educate us or our children, that is our job. Google helps with that by indexing web material. I am very conservative and honor the work and sacrifices of our military, but all of us - on both sides of the issue - need to quit finding a nefarious significance on every statement (or non-statement) some public entity makes. If the president had done this, it would be newsworthy, but google. Come on...let's all get a life!

365646644

06/06/2012 02:38 pm

I agree 100%!

stuckinIL4now

06/06/2012 02:38 pm

If Google is so technically adept and creative, then why don't they program two or more rotating or randomly appearing logos, then they don't have to choose? Or present a choice of mystery logos for users to click on when the screen comes up--simple solution that would pique curiosity.

Loralillie

06/06/2012 02:40 pm

He was talking about Obama's election.

Flyzapper

06/06/2012 02:41 pm

D-Day was in no way close to the worst days in American history. It's sad that so many members of the military died, but D-Day was the start of the greatest victory for freedom and liberty the world has ever seen.

MountainHome

06/06/2012 02:45 pm

I think each of us are seeing the beginning of the end for Google. It's the early stages, but it's coming to the day that they will be replaced.

studakota

06/06/2012 02:48 pm

Doesn't that tell us a lot? One of the worst days to America Haters that is. One of the best days to the rest of us. Understand, those brave soldiers didn't get pushed back into the sea, they pushed the other guy back. We won...and because we won,all humanity won. Except the Leftists, that is...

Patrick Shrier

06/06/2012 02:50 pm

You can't really expect Google to commemorate anything even remotely right-wing and war is decidedly right wing. The fact that the war was to defeat the Nazis is irrelevant. I would even bet that if WWII were today the modern left would be making excuses for the Holocaust.

studakota

06/06/2012 02:52 pm

And, I'll wager, those brave men , in their far off graves, are resting easier today.

Edward Seamans

06/06/2012 02:52 pm

D-day wasn't one of the worst days in American history. It was one of the finest, establishing the high water mark for a totalitarian socialist police state, a state that would be in decline from that day until its demise. Before making social commentary about a subject, please read the history first.

Patrick Shrier

06/06/2012 02:52 pm

He didn't call it the worst but one of the worst. I would say a day that saw almost 7,000 casualties within a 100 or so square mile area pretty bad. It certainly saw the most American soldiers die of any single day of the war.

Patrick Shrier

06/06/2012 02:55 pm

It is the 68th anniversary, not 75th. The 75th will be 2019 or did you fail math in 2nd grade?

Patrick Shrier

06/06/2012 02:56 pm

20,000 Americans died at Antietam, would that count as a worst day? I mean, the Union did win the battle after all.

Edward Seamans

06/06/2012 02:58 pm

Don't be an idiot. Google doesn't ignore Christmas. What are you talking about? http://www.google.com/logos/2011/holiday11-hp.png

studakota

06/06/2012 02:58 pm

Remember the talking head, on MSNBC who said he was "Uncomfortable" calling those who died Hero's? Know what the average age at death these soldiers were? They averaged 18 when they died, and you're "uncomfortable" with that?

Bill Davenport

06/06/2012 03:00 pm

Google should love America..It's what made them have a fleet of jets and wealthy yet they go around Hatin' on us. They should be deported to their barge in the ocean where they store data illegally but out of US jurisdiction...

Cam Kirmser

06/06/2012 03:01 pm

Actually, I agree with that; it is not the worst - after all, we were victorious that day and it was the tip of the spear that brought down Nazi Germany to end the war in Europe.

Rick Schubert

06/06/2012 03:03 pm

Fuck you, Google. Give proper remembrance to those who died in oceans of blood so that you can have freedom in America to wax nostalgic over fucking drive-in theaters. Stupid Google cunts.

verbusen

06/06/2012 03:05 pm

Those Vets must be pushing into their 90's now. I was at the anniversary in Normandy about 5 years ago, there were not many left, I was proud to talk to them. German Vets were there also! It would have been an easy call on what anniversary to pick, amazing that they chose the drive in theater, something people at Google probably never even are old enough to know about. Kind of sad, so disrespectful.

KillItWithFire

06/06/2012 03:06 pm

Don't delude yourself into thinking that Bing doesn't do the same exact thing. And you really can't imagine why they'd store your searches? It's obviously for 1. Marketing, and 2. Better service (how do you think they have a list of popular searches that it guesses for you as you type???). ALSO! Just because someone is leftist or liberal doesn't mean they aren't Christian and don't celebrate Christmas! I'm glad Google doesn't acknowledge Christmas on their page, it's been warped into a materialistic marketing ploy! It's disgusting, really, we as Americans just love to buy, buy, buy.

Eagle Claw

06/06/2012 03:07 pm

Keep them playing MW3 and ready to kill for the NWO. The truth is we are the Fascists this time.

Robert smith

06/06/2012 03:08 pm

100% agree.God Bless the Men who died that day!

Quizman

06/06/2012 03:08 pm

Antietam??

verbusen

06/06/2012 03:08 pm

FDR, he was some right winger there.

verbusen

06/06/2012 03:10 pm

It's D Day and it's showing respect to people very old on their last days of life for the sacrifices they made for the future of the world.

verbusen

06/06/2012 03:11 pm

Why not? The soldiers that are alive would appreciate the respect.

KillItWithFire

06/06/2012 03:12 pm

You are completely crazy. It's a search engine, and it provides excellent service and for free. If you want information you are going to have to deal! Every single one of these is supported financially by some group with some "agenda". It's called advertising, do you not watch TV for the same reason then? This is how you get free or reduced priced service! You have to just be educated and be able to sort out truth from biased opinion, and hearing all sides of stories and all types of point-of-views isn't such a bad thing. Chill out about it.

SerfCityHereWeCome

06/06/2012 03:13 pm

Google is just bitter because D-Day was instrumental in helping turn the tide against their side in the war. This reminds me a little bit of when the NY state quarter was being planned. Gov. Pataki, as he was raging leftward after a great first term, had the choice of either honoring the crucial "Battle of Saratoga"-- which put the Revolution on the map and would've been a great teachable moment for the kids-- or selling out with the Statue of Liberty. Guess which one won?

O'Really

06/06/2012 03:13 pm

Its disgraceful that you don't know the actual date of the Day of Days. :)

Brandon Donavan

06/06/2012 03:14 pm

Sadly, even if you use Startpage, the query is being submitted to Google. enhanced by Details

vegasdomar

06/06/2012 03:15 pm

Why would they want to be biased toward American Patriotism? That would like them flying the U.S. flag or trying to be unbiased in their search programs.

Van

06/06/2012 03:17 pm

I must make the assumption that the folks at Google don't care or don't know history. Either way, this is not a responsible company. I shouldn't wonder about their educational levels, when they can't even spell googol correctly. I know, I know they are making a play on words, they even named their campus google plex. For the youngsters, a googol is 10 raised to the 100th power - 10^100 A googolplex is 10 raised to 10 raised to the 100th power or 10 raised to a googol power. 10^10^100 We will not get into what a shake is - the education of youngsters is appalling.

HansJurgen

06/06/2012 03:17 pm

As a veteran, I will do my part come November 2012 to vote and take Obummer out for good!!!

snapperman

06/06/2012 03:17 pm

Did Google not want to side with the allies?

jnsesq

06/06/2012 03:17 pm

All consistent with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals": Dumb down the population and diminish American history via teachers unions, and keep them technologically steered away courtesy of the dark and spooky Eric Schmidt, Dr. Google Himself.

sniper310

06/06/2012 03:20 pm

RE: " 68 years ago today was one of the worst days in America's history - D-Day" Barry Schwartz, the author of this article, has his head up his backside, even more so than the Barry in Washington.

Political Splash

06/06/2012 03:20 pm

Yes, and nothing says Fascist like you having the ability to call those in power Fascist and still be left breathing afterward. Hey, here's a suggestion. Try making your statement in Iran, Venezuela, Russia, Syria or any other actual Fascist country. My guess is you'd find out very quickly the difference. Do us all a favor and go back to watching MSNBC and your porn collection.

HansJurgen

06/06/2012 03:23 pm

Just switched over to Bing - So long "Goober" or Google!!!

nopcspokenhere

06/06/2012 03:25 pm

Thanks Dad for landing, second wave Omaha Beach. They don't make too many men like you nowadays or your 5 brothers--one who lies forever 18 years of age, in Epinal, France. We can not imagine the sacrifice of that time. Since we can't let us honor the ones serving now!

SirDoc0388

06/06/2012 03:26 pm

Who gives a flying turd what a low life ADVERTISING company thinks? Google will be history in about 3 to 5 years. Good RIDDANCE.

jakartaman

06/06/2012 03:29 pm

My first date with my would to be wife was at a drive-in watching The "Longest Day"

al jones

06/06/2012 03:29 pm

Schwartz makes a good point, and considering the average age of soldiers killed in WW II was 22 one would think the young, tech geeks at Google would pay homage to them. At 59 I enjoyed reading about the old days of the drive - in theatre, however, it wasn't the exsistence of the drive - in that paved the way for the Google founders, and the generations since.

stosh126

06/06/2012 03:30 pm

Worst day in American history? Can this guy be any more pathetic? It was a very painful day, a day when many paid the ultimate price for America and it allies, and this clown celebrates a drive in theater, along with the most anti American American company around; Google. F U C K Google

BMan

06/06/2012 03:32 pm

Typical chickenhawk! WTF does Obama have to do with anything you said??

Joel

06/06/2012 03:33 pm

And google sucks again...wow..imagine my surprise...maybe we should send our complaints to the NSA as they do so much business with these douches.

crimsonfan

06/06/2012 03:33 pm

nice post...or pissed

ulyssesmsu

06/06/2012 03:33 pm

Who cares about the g-d drive-in logo? What's important is that Google is completely anti-American, and because of their technology they have more and more power every day.

Patrick Shrier

06/06/2012 03:34 pm

No, D-Day. 7,000 total casualties. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 dead; 1,500 on Omaha beach alone.

Dave Smith

06/06/2012 03:35 pm

Did they have to wear their seat belts while watching the movie? You wouldn't want someone laughing and accidentally open the door and fall out of the car. :P

Buck Bagaw

06/06/2012 03:37 pm

Google does Christmas with trees and presents, Easter with bunnies and eggs, never a clue as to what these holidays (holy days) really mean. They ARE big on earth day and the birthdays of artists, musicians, actors, and any other liberal/gay/progressive milestones they can highlight. Patriotism and true morality are subjects they avoid. Anyway, God Bless America and her Fighting Men.

Kathymary

06/06/2012 03:39 pm

The logo is inane and typical of Google. I am getting very tired of Google's arrogant and elitist attitude towards American history. Its time to use another search engine even if it isn't quite as efficient. There would be NO Internet if there had not been a D day. Does anyone think that a world run by the third Reich would allow the common people such freedom? The men who bled and died that day did it for us - the unborn millions who have the freedoms we have. God bless them!

joedoakes202

06/06/2012 03:40 pm

I read a book by that same name . . .

JPeditor

06/06/2012 03:41 pm

And you are a typical lib obamahole-licker. Did you serve? If so, thanks, BUT WHY ARE YOU NOW BETRAYING YOUR COUNTRY FELLATING THE ISLAMO-MARXIST? Obama is an admitted dog-eating, girl-shoving, coke-snorting, dope-smoking, womanizing friend of America-bashing-bomb-throwers and Jew-hating racists. He and his merry band of socialists and his banker and union donors have sodomized our economy, and with the help of his buddies in Hollywood and New York, he and the Democrats are also screwing with our basic Judeo-Christian values. Remember in NOvember: Don't be OBAMAboozled.

Frank Vega

06/06/2012 03:43 pm

This goes to show you that our history is lost to idiots who say they are interested in teaching our youth real history. I am sure if you ask children today what happened on December 7th 1941 they would have no idea. Nor would they know what happened on January 28, 1986,

Libertarian

06/06/2012 03:45 pm

Ha, and the funniest part about your comment: You think that we actually watch any of the "news" on the boob tube. Brainwashed fuck.

joedoakes202

06/06/2012 03:46 pm

Well put . . . :)

rnc

06/06/2012 03:48 pm

Google's not an American company, it's an international company - it has no allegiance to any place or one, just money. Remember that, especially when they try to have it both ways.

Rock_Hill_Hillbilly

06/06/2012 03:52 pm

American Patriotism is at an all time low. This move does not surprise me in the least. Just one more "little cut" out of the support of the classic American way of life. :(

Brian Martin

06/06/2012 03:54 pm

I know in my soul that this bravery does still exsist, I know in my heart there are still leaders that understand that sometime a sea full of blood is nessecary to prevent a land dead to terrany and that Americas interest comes first. I have nothing today, but thanks and honor for those that fought that day, those that fought the battle before me and to God that went before them. EVERYONE should be explaining to their children what happened 68 years ago today! We're fighting a different enemy today. In all wars past we've fought and lived knowing that those we were fighting still loved their children (I believe it's... that love that prevented the cold war from getting hot). Today our enemy trains children to strap bombs to themselves, pick mine fields, how to kill our children with combat weapons and that Israel doesn't exsist. While we sit back crying about bullying and raise young men to be china dolls. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! SHAME ON GOOGLE FOR PUTTING UP A HOMAGE TO DRIVE'INS!!! FRICK'N SICKO'S!!!!!!!!! First you do nothing for Easter, nothing for Memorial Day AND NOW you celebrate DIVE'INS over the MEN THAT CONQURED AND DIED ON D-DAY!!!

Scarface13

06/06/2012 03:55 pm

Once again Mr. Doakes, your eloquent ability to speak for us and to our deep emotional feelings is appreciated, more than words can express!

Nick Cignetti

06/06/2012 03:56 pm

Typical progressive liberal BS. No respect and if it wasn't that event 68 years ago Google would not exist and who knows we may today be speaking German.

joedoakes202

06/06/2012 03:57 pm

I should have taken that public speaking class . . . I once rode the elevator with Walter Cronkite at ASU . . . I couldn't get a word out . . .

Rock_Hill_Hillbilly

06/06/2012 03:58 pm

Google isn't so benign in nature as most people think. With the amount of information they collect, they are primed to cause some serious damage to the average person if the information is handed over to the wrong people or leaked out.

mediazorba

06/06/2012 03:58 pm

I don't trust Google because I know they are in the tank for the Kenyan.

Rock_Hill_Hillbilly

06/06/2012 03:59 pm

Google is an American Corporation that does business internationally, just like GE, GM or Walmart.

StupidAssRepublicans

06/06/2012 04:00 pm

Conservative idiots haha.

Rock_Hill_Hillbilly

06/06/2012 04:01 pm

They show fierce nationalist pride for other nations search results; https://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2012/All%20doodles

AgentLobos

06/06/2012 04:01 pm

Men who gave up everything for the freedom of the world take a back seat to men who needed to lose their virginity in the back seat of a Chevy? I loved the drive-ins (sneaking people in the trunk to save a few bucks, fights in the parking lot, that crappy speaker on your car window, the popcorn and sodas) and there was nothing wrong about the tribute. But this is D-day. Women swooned over men who braved the barrages and ran past the beach obstacles in totally selfless displays of courage. In 1944, it was the soldier they dreamed of. Many of those great men never returned. Their sacrifice to destroy tyranny and aggression should always be remembered.

trajan2448

06/06/2012 04:03 pm

Google consists of metro sexual kids that spend all day surfing the net. Wouldn't count on them to defend a nation.

Detex

06/06/2012 04:05 pm

Last I checked Google was a media company and thus supporting great strides in MEDIA! A lot of you all seem to have anger against everything these days, this has nothing to do with politics and it blows my mind that many of you are too small minded to see that! Not everything is a conspiracy engineered by Obama and the "Leftist Media!" get a life people, you will feel better!

Flo

06/06/2012 04:07 pm

I guess all the fuss is because Google promoted the Drive-In Theater's 79th anniversary on the USA's historical D-Day, is that it? Anyway, I sure miss the Drive-in Theater, as I bet lots of people do. Maybe Google can invest in building some, call it the 21st Century GoogleDome, with high tech, high class amenities for all to appreciate and of course the double feature. That would cool, right?

fbo1948

06/06/2012 04:12 pm

that says it all! BTW g o o o o o ooog lll eee s u c k s

LT COLONEL (RET) USA

06/06/2012 04:13 pm

Both my father and uncle fought in WWII...as did a host of parents of my gradeschool and high school friends....My dad was an LST commander at the invasions of Sicily and Anzio and My uncle Donald jumped with the 101st ABN on D-Day (later KIA Korean War)....My dad's best friend was in the war but never talked about it. Later I found out he survived 28 bomber missions over europe. What did all these heros teach me? My friends? Unreserved "Duty, Honor, and Country" with love for this great free nation. My first grade teacher was an old french lady and made my class raise the flag at grade school each school day....she talked about the greatness of America....the bastion of freedom for the whole world. I found out that she had fought against the Nazis in the French resistance throughout WWII in occupied France.... we were taught to sacrifice and to survive....and if necessary...to give our lives to preserve this land of the free...God inspired!!! Rather than rant and rave about what is going on in America now...... Let's honor all of the "Greatest generation" by getting America back on track...and collectively take out all of the trash in November....all of it!!!! LTC Davis (RET) USA

Thetech

06/06/2012 04:20 pm

Pretty sure most kids know D-day. There were only like 25+ games out there based on it. Hell Call of Duty 1 and 2 had the D-day beach landings. Band of brothers? Heard of the History Channel? Google already educates the masses what more do you want from them? You want google to take care of your 6 kids?

Chris Allen

06/06/2012 04:24 pm

In case you forgot, it was a WORLD war. Also, Not only did the US make landfall on D-Day, but British, French and Canadian forces as well. Oh and Google is in fact an American company based out of California. But, I know what you mean, sometimes California might not seem too American. I'm not saying they should make a doodle though, as their doodles are always celebratory in nature, and the death of 12,000 people is nothing to celebrate, but remembering why and appreciating the sacrifice is appropriate.

Brian Martin

06/06/2012 04:26 pm

Sorry Patrick but here's the facts from the defence department: Stiff German resistance here caused over 3,000 casualties before the Allied troops could establish their positions by the end of the first day. On D-Day itself, Allied troops suffered more than 10,000 casualties: British and Canadian forces suffered around 3,700 casualties; US forces took about 6,600 casualties. The German defenders lost between 4,000 and 9,000 men.

Patrick Shrier

06/06/2012 04:29 pm

So you are trying to gig me for a rounding error in figures I took off the top of my head? Or if not, what is the point you are trying to make?

ladyluck

06/06/2012 04:29 pm

If this kind of unpatriotic behavior from liberals doesn't make democrats ashamed of their party,then nothing will. And ,yes, google is run by liberals.

Michael

06/06/2012 04:29 pm

Really, Google. Drive-In? The choice is obvious.......D-Day. Admit it......you blew it.

Eric

06/06/2012 04:30 pm

Joe Doakes, you are an idiot, go take your meds.

dan

06/06/2012 04:30 pm

Look at that. DrudgeTards are out in force again. Would you morons leave people alone with your militaristic, primitive mindsets. Yes D-Day was a heroic act, but it was war, the failure of mankind. There is a time to move on.

Pete Koch

06/06/2012 04:30 pm

The American People have forgotten the past and all of our veterans who have kept them free. Memorial Day was a typical example and now D-Day. Wake up America! You are rapidly losing your country.

ToursLepantoVienna

06/06/2012 04:32 pm

I am a staunch supporter of free enterprise, but I loathe corporate America. Google epitomizes the contemporary crony capitalist corporation.

Brian Martin

06/06/2012 04:33 pm

FYI: Google didn't do anything for Easter or Memorial Day. They sucked then too switch to Bing!

Pete

06/06/2012 04:33 pm

Fantastic piece from a retired Master Chief - USN

Tom Paine

06/06/2012 04:33 pm

It was a great play, Mrs. Lincoln, except for that assassination part.

Nicholas DeAntonio

06/06/2012 04:35 pm

Pathetic cowards.

kl

06/06/2012 04:40 pm

Disgusting! The young Founders of Goggle apparently were never taught history in the their school days. More importantly, a complete disregard for those men that died on D-Day June 6,1944 that died so these young men good enjoy the rewards they are enjoying! Hopefully as the grow older they will see the light and show some respect for those that Gave all on D-Day! And Yes I agree one worst days we have seen in American History where we elected a Socilist-Marxist in November 2008. I am hopeful after what we saw in Wisconsin last night will help rid ourselves of this One Big Mistake America in November 2012 known as Obama!

Fluter33

06/06/2012 04:43 pm

Oh Really! Because I am an High School Student who know EXACTLY what D-Day is.. Why don't you give the average High School Student some credit.? The invasion of Normandy, France is not exactly a great day, I mean Google cannot be biased! They do operate for many countries, not just AMERICA. And not putting a doodle up is not making "kids ignorant of their countries past"!!!!!!

Fluter33

06/06/2012 04:43 pm

I Totally agree with you...

Il Bui

06/06/2012 04:44 pm

They also missed Jefferson's birthday. Although they NEVER miss a prominent lefty...

bobo

06/06/2012 04:48 pm

Kids and soft tree huggers. Shame on them!

Thetech's my bitch

06/06/2012 04:50 pm

Pretty sure you don't even know about D-Day, otherwise you wouldn't have made that comment. This is what I got from your comment: 1) It's stupid 2) Never played 'Hell Call of Duty 1 or 2' (are those zombie games?) 3) You're stupid 4) In the English language we write out any number less that 100. For example "6 kids" should have been "six kids" and "25+ games" should have been "Twenty-Five plus games." Or don't video games and TV teach that anymore?

jschmidt2

06/06/2012 04:51 pm

Not surprising given the age and politics of Google leadership.

Not Surprised

06/06/2012 04:51 pm

The dumbing down of America continues. It has long been an objective and tactic of the Communist Party International to obliterate and rewrite history; to eradicate the memory of the good and noble achievements of mankind. An unenlightened and brainwashed populous is easily manipulated and enslaved. Now, the unwitting dupes running our media and the internet giants like Google are doing their bidding. Not surprised.

Obamammy

06/06/2012 04:52 pm

Google will celebrate (G)AIDS Pride before it will celebrate anything of substantial importance.

Thetech

06/06/2012 04:55 pm

Please, that was the best you had? Google has been around before the Kenyan, and if anything the Kenyan wants to be in bed with google. Nice try but throwing kenyan around does not always go with every situation. Unlike Guile's Theme song.

jojo

06/06/2012 04:56 pm

thetech is correct. most redblooded american boys and girls know more about wwII than their parents thanks to "horrible" video games.....Call of Duty is AWESOME by the way....now lets get rid of the current crop of fascist commies and elect some REPUBLICANS in the fall!

grevyturty

06/06/2012 05:02 pm

Oh no - they're not glorifying war? How dare they?? Memorial Day and Veterans' Day simply aren't enough. We need Google to weigh in too. There are far more noble pursuits than military service. We haven't truly been in any kind of danger since WWII, so NO soldiers are really fighting for "freedom". What rubbish.

grevyturty

06/06/2012 05:02 pm

Grow up grampa the guy was right.

BigA

06/06/2012 05:02 pm

You know what D-day is, yet you refer to it as "the invasion of Normandy, France" and said it was "not exactly a great day". Interesting, since according to actual history France had already been invaded and conquered by Nazi Germany and D-day, was the day the Allies started taking it back from the Nazis and return it to the French. You are right, Google can't be biased, so they should consider the feelings of all remaining Nazi's who wishes that France was still under their control. As for the French, I bet the celebrate D-day as a "great day" that their liberation began, and I'm quite sure many French are more appreciative of the sacrifice of the 10,000+ lives lost that day, than they are the drive-in theater.

Joe Schmoe

06/06/2012 05:05 pm

All your comments are ridiculous. There are different Google doodles on this day every year. Do you think that every year it should be D-Day? Pull your heads out of your collective asses. Google is not downplaying D-Day. Are you bitching because the NY Times didn't run a full page tribute to D-Day on it's front page? I didn't think so. Seriously.

superdude

06/06/2012 05:06 pm

You forget -- you are talking to mostly mouthbreathing teatards who came to here from a link on Drudgereport.

un370074

06/06/2012 05:07 pm

Actually he does have a point. I have 'Call of Duty' and can tell you they are amazingly good games as well as teaching me bits about history I didn't know. Such as the mg 44, the first assault rifle. M16's first ancestor. It is true that the kids need to know that those games are nased heavily on history or else think they are sci-fi plot points, but they do serve a purpose.

Htos1

06/06/2012 05:07 pm

The idyllic one-world utopia known as the American 50's was brought to you by: The MEN who died on D-Day,just for you! Long before digital and even cable tv(analog),THE event of the month for any family was the weekend movie night.I got to see the classics,and some serious D-grade alternative films that don't exist now.Cruising the front kids playgrounds,when you could do so safely,are we in a better time?I would leave that question to an expert,a veteran of WWII.

Joe Schmoe

06/06/2012 05:07 pm

Seriously? I just checked Fox News. They didn't run a front-page ad about D-Day today. Go flame them.

Christopher Gonzalez

06/06/2012 05:11 pm

That will change, no worries there.

Grizzly

06/06/2012 05:12 pm

BINGO!!!!!

Macranthunter

06/06/2012 05:13 pm

Based on your language and demeanor, I need to be sure not to get mine from ANYTHING you read. Clearly it made you foul and belligerent and not someone we need leading discourse and political debate.

Chris

06/06/2012 05:15 pm

Maybe it would help if the effort to add FDR's D-Day Landing Prayer at the WWII Memorial was passed by the U.S. Senate. Then, young people visiting Washington can read the prayer at the Memorial that tells of the great human sacrifice to liberate millions under tyranny.

Htos1

06/06/2012 05:17 pm

I hear you Joe.I presented myself,all shiny,new and full of it,to the USAF in '79,because I loved tech and computers and wanted to help design our battlefield network.Tossed out immediately due to having rhuematic fever and rhuematoid arthritis before the onset of puberty.That's a med disqualification,da*n it!I never got to serve so I fulfill my obligation as a patriot by having firearms,regardless of "laws" made by dhimms,post 2hd Amendment.In the event the leninists/bolshevists/islamists,deeply embedded in our culture,are sucessful,islamic terrorism will seem like baby's crying in comparison.I simply will NOT betray the greatest generation(my grandfathers,who I desparately miss these days).

BillCa

06/06/2012 05:18 pm

I disagree. Regardless of how many countries Google operates in, the D-Day landings were the first step in (history lesson here) "The Liberation of Europe". The people who live near Normandy continue to honor the soldiers by keeping their graves tidy and planting flags every year. The invasion paved the way for the Allies to liberate France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria and Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania, etc. Allied forces included the USA, UK, France, Poland, Australia, India, Netherlands, Soviet Union and more., So i can't support your contention that it would be perceived as only an "American" day.

republicrats_democrans

06/06/2012 05:20 pm

My grandfather fought on Omaha beach and lived to never tell about it. The men who fought that day wish they could forget it and do not wish to relive it. My grandfather said it best, He said the only soldier that calls himself a hero is one that never fired a shot out of necessity. I call him a hero because he lived with the burden of what he experienced in Normandy and the Bulge and had the strength to keep it in the past where it belonged until he took his own life. Kudos to google for being courteous to our vets. D-day was the darkness before the light and no man that fought that day would ever find reason to celebrate that day.

Mouthbreathing Teatard

06/06/2012 05:22 pm

Oooh, you called me a mean name. You've ruined my day. I think I'll cry. Wait, now I'm thinking about the Wisconsin election. I feel better already. Lots better. In fact, I'm feeling all warm inside. You have a nice day. "Conan, what is best in life?" "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the [pubiic sector unions]."

DontwearaNosestud

06/06/2012 05:23 pm

"So get past the fact blah blah blah..." Christ, what a pretentious twit.

wrestlingwithpigs

06/06/2012 05:26 pm

Uh...it was a StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) that was the first "assault rifle", not a MG44. In the Wehrmacht, MG was the designation for a machine gun and during WWII there were only two versions deployed -the MG38 and the MG42. In other words, guess Call of Duty is not been THE accurate historical source you portend.

LLuthor

06/06/2012 05:31 pm

Google is garbage as usual. Liberal run scum.

Frank

06/06/2012 05:36 pm

Its downright insulting that they would choose this over a day when thousands lost their lives in a bloodbath in order to breach Hitler and Russia's Communist bloc and help regain control of Europe. Not surprising liberal leaning Google would choose an event that has benefited Hollywood elitists rather than the military.

Fluter33

06/06/2012 05:38 pm

Chill out

nocab

06/06/2012 05:45 pm

Who's going to teach them our public schools are a joke , to busy being PC or teaching Engrish .

Charlie Brown

06/06/2012 05:47 pm

You people are all silly... and dumb. Go find something worthwhile to argue about.

Fluter33

06/06/2012 05:47 pm

http://whatihavetothink.wordpress.com/

Uncle Mike

06/06/2012 05:49 pm

That's how people speak today. Real people. Of all colors and strata. Good job judging someone based on two sentences in an online comment.

H. Johnson

06/06/2012 05:51 pm

I'n not at all surprised that Google didn't acknowledge D-Day. I'm also not surprised that the Muslim known as Hussein Obama who is posing as the President of the United States of America, held no ceremony and made no effort to mention this historical day in American and world history. He's busy campaigning in California today. My Father was there with the Father's of thousands of Americans. Hopefully, we will all remember this act of disrespect every time we hear the name Barrack Hussein Obama.

Thetech

06/06/2012 05:51 pm

Please, your info has already been lifted. Anytime you have filled out a form on the internet that wasn't https: your info has been stolen. Data Mining is legal. Also how serious is this damage going to be?

Thetech's my bitch

06/06/2012 05:52 pm

Watch out ya'll, your ignorance is showing.

Fred Bovia

06/06/2012 05:52 pm

NOBAMA, NOBAMA, NOBAMA,NOPE!!!

ascpgh

06/06/2012 05:52 pm

Instead of honoring the sacrifices of this day in history Google and their pet, Obama, are having a head in the sand day. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

Fed-Up

06/06/2012 05:54 pm

Any one who tries to impress you with the content of their comment by using the word, "AWESOME" is a hopeless adolescent ...

Michael White

06/06/2012 05:54 pm

"Mouthbreathing teatards..." Wow...pretty impressive coming from a drooling, booble-headed, holier-than-thou lib drainclog.

ascpgh

06/06/2012 05:56 pm

Thank your local public school union and the prog textbooks they force the students to "learn" from while under their care. Fortunately my service, my travels, continued education and my parent-taught skill of reading has overcome the drivel public schooling had presented as fact.

blackHat777

06/06/2012 05:58 pm

Oh for chrissakes...you people are ridiculous. Google has made it poignantly clear on multiple occasions that the 'Google Doodle' commemorates things like inventions, scientific discoveries, and innovations and events in popular culture, rather than national holidays, or events in political history. There are plenty of events commemorating things like Memorial Day, D-Day, Veterans Day. There's no conspiracy. Google isn't spitting in the face of veterans, or any of the other bovine excrement i've read.

halcrawford

06/06/2012 06:01 pm

Wow - a lot of French people would disagree with you.

Michael White

06/06/2012 06:01 pm

Because Obama acts more like the thug chieftain of a political party rather than a president of all the people who sees the military as a petri dish for social experimentation. And, oh, BTW: I served, jerk-off. Wanna see my DD214. Did you or is your military experience limited to video games in your Mother's basement?

Thetech

06/06/2012 06:05 pm

I like how I am stupid x2. Also people used to write English is cursive. Do you still see that done today? I love that people would rather choose blinding themselves when they can clearly see just fine.

blackHat777

06/06/2012 06:05 pm

Hmmm...perhaps if so-called 'conservatives' weren't so hellbent on defunding and dismantling our public education system, more high school students would have a better knowledge of D-Day, and it's importance in world history.

Thetech

06/06/2012 06:09 pm

actually that is un370074 just not knowing his mil-tech. Call of Duty was a good game and was extremely accurate accept for the not dying when shot thing. All weapons were named properly.

Lookinthemirror

06/06/2012 06:10 pm

Guys.. just shut up. Debating this makes no sense. I would be pissed off if something so weak as google was used to depict the invasion (yes, it was an invasion on our part, and all the other allies that joined us) of Normandy (and on our part, mostly Omaha Beach, but God forbid I get my facts wrong on a forum based news flash). Google has no right to pay tribute to that day by throwing a little 400x150 pixel happy pic about how our men died. What would you see them put up? Bloody water? Half submerged bodies? No.. the most honorable way to remember them is by visiting D.C. Or maybe fly your colors at half-mast.

Fluter33

06/06/2012 06:12 pm

http://whatihavetothink.wordpress.com/ you should read, and seriously chill out...

Fluter33

06/06/2012 06:14 pm

EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHILL OUT, COZ HONESTLY WE ALLLLL KNOW ABOUT D-DAY AND DRIVE-IN THEATERS! WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST CHILL OUT AND LET GOOGLE DO THEIR THING AND LET OURSELVES TAKE A CHILL PILL AND GO WALK YOUR DOG

Donald

06/06/2012 06:14 pm

Hmmmm... perhaps if so called "liberals" weren't so hellbent on defending unions and crap teachers our public education system, more high school students would have a better knowledge of D-Day, and its importance in world history.

john5490

06/06/2012 06:15 pm

Yeah, I always hear history teachers complain, "I'd love to tell them about D-Day. If I just had more money!"

Fluter33

06/06/2012 06:17 pm

Can't we all in the world just agree that today is the anniversary of D-Day and a Drive-in theater and move on. Coz we alllll know that today is D-Day so if you think about it, Google did do a good job of telling everyone that it is both ; )

Michael King

06/06/2012 06:19 pm

D-Day was a WASTE of life. Hitler did not want war. US intervention in WW2 saved Soviet Union from extinction, and also laid the foundation for modern day socialist Europe.

Billrakes

06/06/2012 06:20 pm

Perhaps if so-called 'progressives' weren't so hellbent on unionization, our teachers would have a good reason to be enthusiastic. More high school students would have more knowledge in every subject due to teachers having effectiveness standards for compensation in lieu of tenure. Obviously you were one of these public students who did the minimum to get by. I feel sorry for you.

blackHat777

06/06/2012 06:21 pm

Now you're just splitting hairs. Historical pedagogy is a question of depth, and accuracy a question of extent. Case in point: 'Saving Private Ryan' was lauded as one of the most accurate depictions of what soldiers went through during Operation Overlord; however, in the scenes where field medics administer morphine, they use the syrettes incorrectly. Are you going to condemn the whole movie due to that tiny detail?

Detex

06/06/2012 06:21 pm

Walter Sobchak? http://www.empireonline.com/images/features/100greatestcharacters/photos/49.jpg

Mark

06/06/2012 06:23 pm

so it's a lack of funding that prevents them from educating our children about true american history? they certainly seem to have enough money to fund the nea/liberal agenda e.g. global warming, GLBT orientation...

Billrakes

06/06/2012 06:26 pm

Read a book instead of a blog. Scholarly articles and pieces of literature that are published have much more truth than some junk that Joe Shmoe from Devry University posted in 45 minutes. Poor kid. At least you tried.

Ty Andrews

06/06/2012 06:26 pm

This is news? On Memorial Day, google had a tiny little American flag at the bottom of the screen, something that should be there each day, big patriotic display on their part, right? But, on May 30th, the 166th birthday of Peter Carl Fabergé, google made a background logo like this guy was a saint or savior, a lot of time and work went into that. It shows their true colors, unfortunately for us, it's not Red, White and Blue.... mostly red and green.

Mark

06/06/2012 06:27 pm

your comment proves the point...if you were actually educated about d-day and its importance to ww2, you would not be so ignorant as to think that its relevance is limited to americans.

David Lamb

06/06/2012 06:29 pm

When else would the anniversary of the first drive-in theater be celebrated?

obozo_the_gelded_clown

06/06/2012 06:32 pm

Are you f'ing nuts? All the funding does is make sure that they can buy more cucumbers and condoms for the sex ed class and then brainwashes the kiddies on how carbon dioxide is a pollutant and that man is an enemy of 'mother nature'. Get a clue. Public education is a joke. Either homeschool or send to a charter or other school where they kids are taught those skills that will help them compete in this world. YOU and your ilk are what is wrong with this country...

Chris

06/06/2012 06:32 pm

Who wants to place the Google logo into a bloody massacre? Would it come storming out of the boat? Would it crawl on the beach hoping to avoid the Nazi bullets? Would it suffer a wound to the L? Makes complete sense they would choose a lighter piece. I'm a conservative and can think outside of the liberal hating bubble. Try it sometime and get over yourselves.

Michael E McDougall

06/06/2012 06:32 pm

You got that right!

obozo_the_gelded_clown

06/06/2012 06:32 pm

1000% right!

Joker

06/06/2012 06:33 pm

how stupid are you to say that Google was on the side of the Nazi's? are you high on bathsalts?

Billrakes

06/06/2012 06:33 pm

You shouldn't talk about retards. They may kick you out of their group. Then no one will be able to translate CNN and MSNBC for your little pea brain to process. Superdoob has toked himself into Liberalism. "Yeah bro, peace and love are all you, uh, need. If you work hard to succeed, you're like, just wasting time." This is why Congress is in a gridlock. Liberals are all similar to the waterhead above.

Sue McGee

06/06/2012 06:35 pm

They could barely bring themselves to acknowledge Memorial Day, too. One tiny little emblem placed underneath their banner. They better knock this crap off.

chris

06/06/2012 06:36 pm

Russia was our Ally by this point, and they reached Berlin first. Hitler was a Socialist too.

obozo_the_gelded_clown

06/06/2012 06:36 pm

A perfect example of the 'cucumber and condom' generation. Invasion of Normandy not a great day? Funny, the French that were there sure thought it was great to have our men and others of the Allied Forces sacrifice their lives so that they might liberate Western Europe. Just go back to your video games and shooting your latest YouTube video trying to become as famous as Snooki...yeah, that is what your generation's contribution to history is....

DavidW

06/06/2012 06:44 pm

No J_ckass, we want Google to give respect where respect is due. Something m_rons like you wouldn't understand. Get back to your bong FAST!

Muthamedia

06/06/2012 06:45 pm

My daughter was the only one in her college freshman class that knew what this day was in history. Sad commentary on public schools.

Whodat1

06/06/2012 06:49 pm

If it wasn't for D-Day, Google would be watching Goebbels movies at the drive-in theater...in German!

James

06/06/2012 06:57 pm

It wouldn't surprise me if the webmasters at Google forgot when D-Day happened even if they had relatives who fought in Operation Overlord. The Google webmasters are probably under 25 years of age. The ipod/x-box generation are far removed from WW2 as the Great Depression generation (who fought in WW2) are far removed from the American Civil War.

Jeff Stanch

06/06/2012 07:00 pm

Shame on them.

James Angryjew

06/06/2012 07:00 pm

Tell that to the families of the ~5000 men killed on D-Day. Here's an article just for you: http://askanangryjew.com/political-retorts/

Chris Marrou

06/06/2012 07:03 pm

On February 12, 2009, Google chose to honor birthday boy Charles Darwin rather than Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln saved the nation and ended slavery, Darwin studied bird beaks. It was a conscious decision on Google's part.

George

06/06/2012 07:06 pm

And this is why I use Bing instead.

bunky

06/06/2012 07:16 pm

Read what you wrote here. Read what mac wrote. Ironic.

phill905

06/06/2012 07:19 pm

The worst day since Pearl Harbor was 9-11

darrylsee

06/06/2012 07:19 pm

...reason #28 why I try my best to avoid Google. I use Bing as my search engine, and I do other things as well.

David Bailey

06/06/2012 07:23 pm

Yep,not using Google anymore.I am done with their treachery.

America_WAKEUPNOW

06/06/2012 07:29 pm

How about this...You both sounds like idiots. JUST STOP TALKING.

rataezo

06/06/2012 07:51 pm

Worse than 9/11 and Pearl harbor? Wow, you really are a bigot and yes, I'm starting to think that people have a problem with a black president. How the president personally ruined your life?

Rick

06/06/2012 07:51 pm

Whats Google? I use BING

rataezo

06/06/2012 07:54 pm

Google did the same thing last year. I don't know they always pass over D-Day.

Tom Paine

06/06/2012 07:56 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/06/68-years-later-wwii-medic-paratrooper-recount-d-day-invasion/

evan316

06/06/2012 07:58 pm

What, me have a problem with a total incompetent, could we have Dr Walter Williams or Dr Thomas Sowell, they can at least chew gum and walk as opposed to the present WH occupant who can do neither. I have never seen anyone that was this stupid and to think some people actually voted for him, I would be ashamed to admit this were I one of those.

evan316

06/06/2012 08:00 pm

Don't know, but my typing teacher back in the early 60's sure would ding you for not spelling it out.

Ryan D. Hatch

06/06/2012 08:00 pm

Google, get your act together. Where is your Patriotism? It is the United States of America that has given you the freedom to excel in entrepreneurship, in venture capital, in capitalism. However - Freedom is not Free. Freedom must be fought for, Freedom must be preserved. And today we honor our military veterans who fought on D-Day. D-Day was a pivotal moment in world history. The world depended on us to free Europe from Nazi rule & genocide. Drive-in Theatre? Really? Classic liberals - Afraid of everyone. Stand for nothing. All in the name of 'not offending anyone.' Show some respect.

jr

06/06/2012 08:03 pm

Dogpile gets it: http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl.prefer/search/home

darrylsee

06/06/2012 08:07 pm

You say you're a conservative? I say I'm suspicious of that claim. Conservatism=patriotism.

evan316

06/06/2012 08:09 pm

If one were landing on the breach I am sure that it did not look like such a great idea, on the other hand, they all did what was needed, so many died for our freedoms and the freedoms of the world down through our history. How many of those nations that fought would have been there had we not did as we did. As to those who don't like my grammer or spelling, will I will be polite, u- y-urs.

fish4bugs

06/06/2012 08:09 pm

Play the race card. Typical loser liberal tactic. Did it ever occur to you that we might not like his POLICIES? Why don't you ask the 18 million un/under employed how he has ruined THEIR lives? Why don't you ask my kids and grandkids how THEIR lives have been ruined by the huge debt they will have to repay? Whay don't you ask the taxpayers after January 1how THEIR lives have been ruined by the higher taxes that will kick in. Have another drink of the kool aid.

evan316

06/06/2012 08:10 pm

Swelled head ya say?

mediazorba

06/06/2012 08:14 pm

I'm not trying to impress anybody. And guess what! I don't even know who Guile is or what his theme song is! Now you must really think me stupid! Bug off, loser.

Mr. Snarky

06/06/2012 08:15 pm

Hey, now... I'll bet you spend most of your time on the Internet olgling at lexicography. Floccinaucinihilipilificating regarding the modern overriding of traditional lexicon is a grave symptom of being hopelessly stodgy. "Awesome" has only been used in this context since last month. (it's still 1991, right?) Be thankful we haven't devolved into instant messaging / SMS acronyms. (I'm sure you're all thinking, "LOL!") AWESOME comment, by the way. (Its unsurpassed scale of grandeur in wholly unedifying effect completely blew me away!) It's the Internet. Would I say, "awesome" at a job interview? Almost definitely not, but in common conversation, like it or not, it is a widely understood colloquialism. Would you protest the use of "swell" or "cool" to refer to something as generally being okay? Heck, even "OK" has origins that suggest that people might have frowned upon its initial misuse. Languages evolve, for better or worse. (Admittedly, often for worse. But still... my point stands)

Il Bui

06/06/2012 08:15 pm

Sooo, when did you get a brainectomy?

Il Bui

06/06/2012 08:18 pm

Fluter33, the Googlebot has 13 comments. ALL on this thread defending the company...

Hobbes Wayne

06/06/2012 08:18 pm

This is the social intellect at it's deepest. A time when the nation was one, a time when sacrifices were made for the world not just the country and the social intellect has chosen overwrite that day, to revise the history of that date with trivia. Some days ya just want to puke.

Mr. Snarky

06/06/2012 08:21 pm

Being unduly condescending always causes people to agree with you, right? He's not writing a newspaper article. Had you chided him in the context of real, actual literature, I'd have agreed with you. I'm continually dismayed by the poor quality of most news articles these days, but I digress. Relax. Find some hobbies other than turning your nose up at people you deem inferior.

Willard Phillips

06/06/2012 08:21 pm

Funny how it's always a racist that makes it a race issue. I'll take Cain over obama any day.

Willard Phillips

06/06/2012 08:23 pm

Not 'real' people, Mac, just ignorant ones with no vocabulary.

Come-on!

06/06/2012 08:24 pm

D-Day Google-it ;) World War...not the American War, or the Civil War!

Mr. Snarky

06/06/2012 08:25 pm

If you don't like it, vote with your mouse clicks by using another search engine. I'm not backing up Google at all on this one; I'm merely suggesting a more productive course of action. Man, do you guys talk like this to real people when you can't hide behind a computer?

Willard Phillips

06/06/2012 08:25 pm

If you think video games teach history you need to read some history.

mickey

06/06/2012 08:25 pm

Such total BS, this list of presidents that did nothing to "recognize" an odd D-Day anniversary would include all of them that have held the office since (not including first year's in office or 5-10 year increments). So you idiots who want to turn a story about Google into one about Obama need to recognize one of two things. 1 You have no sense of historical accuracy, you only puppet what Limbaugh as fact. Or 2. You just don't like that a black man is president because this is a BS gripe that holds no historical accuracy.

Ronald Ceres

06/06/2012 08:25 pm

Not patriotic at all, Google.

Willard Phillips

06/06/2012 08:28 pm

Mg44? Nuts. Try M14 and before it the M1 and before it the Garand. Video games teach nothing except perhaps hand-eye coordination.

patriotsrus

06/06/2012 08:31 pm

Shameful..you have the option of NOT "googling."

Tamara Cann

06/06/2012 08:33 pm

"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." Winston Churchill. I guess google thinks a drive-inn is far more important than learning about defending freedom and democracy. Should we be surprised?

mickey

06/06/2012 08:34 pm

Joe, I did serve and I think you're a jackass.

Willard Phillips

06/06/2012 08:38 pm

Get a vocabulary or keep your filthy mouth at home.

t-bo

06/06/2012 08:39 pm

understandable, actually. Google is a global brand. Being associated strongly with any nation diminishes from that global brand equity.

mohammedX

06/06/2012 08:40 pm

He just got the guns wrong. The Call of Duty (WWII versions) had StG44 and MG42, as far as weapons, locals and battles and look, the game was bang on accurate. Very very good game.

Willard Phillips

06/06/2012 08:42 pm

Just can't get past the racism can you. obama has no experience at anything but ward-heeling and neighborhood political organization. He displays his ignorance and ineptitude every time he speaks. His failings have nothing to do with race.

gill

06/06/2012 08:47 pm

I agree, that's when we saw how hypocritical and unpatriotic so many people in this country are. You are suppose to support the President.

Trankle

06/06/2012 08:47 pm

That's really bad of them. Complete BS. I'm changing my search engine to Yahoo.

xyz

06/06/2012 08:47 pm

Obama is to dumb to talk the talk and walk the walk. He can only talk the talk and that will not get us out of our problem. He has poor advisers.

joedoakes202

06/06/2012 08:49 pm

I appreciate your defending my right to express my thoughts, up to and including, in the remote possibility that you were the beneficiary the day I decided to adopt a platoon . . . . . . The Whole Platoon . . .

freecheese

06/06/2012 08:49 pm

Thanks. I'll check it out. Disqus generic email template jr (unregistered) wrote, in response to freecheese: Dogpile gets it: http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl.prefer/search/home Link to comment

Stephen

06/06/2012 08:49 pm

Why??

Getting

06/06/2012 08:52 pm

I am not offended- Google states it wants light hearted Doodles. Also, they frequently have celebrated Veteran's Day with a Doodle and Memorial Day with a yellow ribbon icon- I would HATE if Google did a tacky D-Day Doodle, so I cannot blame them for playing it safe.

mickey

06/06/2012 08:52 pm

I see you do nothing to refute the points. Obama is not the first to not mention a D-Day anniversary but you all are acting like he is, it's racism. (Obama did go to France and give a speech in 2009). I did used to think that people had honest ideological differences with Obama, but since 99% of stuff you are all so enraged over is 100% false, logical people can only come to one conclusion. Here's a list of the presidents that didn't make a mention EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Truman Eisenhower Kennedy Johnson Nixon Ford Carter Reagan HW Bush Clinton W Bush Obama

Patriot

06/06/2012 08:55 pm

Where- anywhere- are American citizens obligated to "support the president?" What crap! Support and defend the consitution- that's it.

heathen_liberals

06/06/2012 08:55 pm

The pure FILTH that is liberalism has no boundaries. Sad yet very telling.

Wilder Napalm

06/06/2012 08:55 pm

Wait till they do one honoring Obama. Makes me want to puke thinking about it.

Battler

06/06/2012 08:55 pm

This is one of the fake controversies that the right loves to stir up. In choosing to do something lighthearted today, Google wasn't showing disrespect to D-Day. In fact, since most of the Doodles are whimsical in nature, it might have been disrespectful TO do a Doodle for D-Day, which is something to be treated with solemnity. Now what is disrespectful (especially on a day like today) are the posters that hyperbolically call something like Obama's election as the worst day in U.S. History. And for my money, that distinction should belong to the Battle of Antietam. Sept. 17, 1862 nearly 26,000 casualties and Americans all. Never forget what happened in that bloody cornfield. And a pox on General McClellan for his damnned inaction.

wrestlingwithpigs

06/06/2012 08:58 pm

Not splitting hairs, MG is a crew served weapon (usually 3) with a different rate of fire and function within the Wehrmacht platoon. The StG 44 was actually originally classified as a Maschinenpisole or MP with a model year of 43 or 44 and was an individual weapon like the MP40. It was carried by the Squad Leader or the Assistant Squad Leader and a designated soldier. MP and MG are two dissimilar weapon systems. Mixing them up is similar to mislabeling the Liberator as a P-38. But then again what the hell do I know since the I misidentified the MG34 as a MG38.

heathen_liberals

06/06/2012 09:01 pm

Nothing more than America hating liberals demonstrating their hatred for the ones that keep us free. Telling.

dr_bugsy

06/06/2012 09:05 pm

Google is an admitted Leftist sympathizer. Not a surprise that they would dump on D-Day.

Mr_Underhill

06/06/2012 09:11 pm

They ignore Christmas- a national holiday- as well. There would be no GOOGLE without our WW2 heros! Scum.

Andy Smith

06/06/2012 09:12 pm

Did you learn that LIE in public school?

Andy Smith

06/06/2012 09:14 pm

We have problems with socialist, idiot, liars.

Mr_Underhill

06/06/2012 09:15 pm

Apparently, you haven't a damned clue what D-Day is.

Doc3

06/06/2012 09:23 pm

I have switched to ixquick as my search engine. Shove it up your search engine google.

supbro

06/06/2012 09:24 pm

Did you say that when Bush was president? Probably not.

mickey

06/06/2012 09:25 pm

That is appalling. Except for that being a complete falsehood.

MayaAyala

06/06/2012 09:27 pm

Why does it surprise us that Google didn't remember D-Day? Google ALWAYS picks extremely Liberal causes to celebrate. Why would Liberals want to remember the sacrifices of soldiers on the battlefield? In addition, Google ignores normal AMERICAN days of remembrance or celebration. I guess that it has something to do with San Fran Bay area Google's fanatically "anti-xenophobic" agenda -- in which Americans are the "bad guys" and non-American ideals are celebrated.

Nope

06/06/2012 09:28 pm

I'm done with google.

Maria Soto

06/06/2012 09:30 pm

I hate having to use google and hate their stupid doodles

mickey

06/06/2012 09:36 pm

Mostly because this was a story about Google and everyone wants to make it into a story about Obama. Every negative news story on the internet has republican nut-jobs stretching the limits of insanity to somehow make it an Obama issue in the comments section. This is an unrelated non-issue. No president has had a D-Day ceremony EVERY year. In 2009, on the 65th (see how that's a nice sounding number, not like 68th), Obama went to France to commemorate.

mickey

06/06/2012 09:36 pm

And I'd still defend your right to be a jackass. And my right to call you out on it.

kira.degler@yahoo.com

06/06/2012 09:39 pm

1st amendment ring a bell? the first as in the most important.

Moving to AZ...legally

06/06/2012 09:41 pm

And their families who suffered their loss

Opinionator

06/06/2012 09:43 pm

It's not OK to forget the sacrifices made by past generations of Americans. Google exists today because Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany were utterly defeated by the US in WWII. It is never OK to elevate popular culture, which only numbs the mind and makes citizens into proletarians. Google may be geeky, rich, and powerful, but it made a very bad decision.

Moving to AZ...legally

06/06/2012 09:43 pm

Not quite in history..but certainly since 9/11, maybe since the Iran hostage, maybe longer ago, since the assassinations of JFK and MLK ( I still feel sad on his day)...

Jon Marklev

06/06/2012 09:43 pm

I have been trying not to use google because I have cultural and political objections to their behavior here (streetview SSID shenanigans and search profiling) and of course overseas (Great Wall, etc.). It's hard to find something that gives equivalent results (startpage anyone?) The holiday and anniversary logo thing is frequently a source of annoyance to me, but I get that they are a private company and that their management affect rather more bohemian and cosmopolitan folkways than I would prefer. The reflexive disrepect for so-called dead white males and their history is manifest time and again in their choices of days to be marked. But for D-Day and the attendant sacrifices of many individuals of far greater moral stature than this bunch might collectively muster, I rather doubt there would be a google today. Of course, my folkways demand that they be left free to insult, offend and disregard their moral betters as they see fit. It is unclear whether they hold my rights in the same regard. I suspect not.

Piquerish

06/06/2012 09:43 pm

There is nothing sharper than the serpent's tooth of ingratitude, nothing more enervating than languid apathy. Google has no class at all. Thank You, America's Greatest Generation, especially you long-suffering veterans. The world owes you eternal gratitude, even google.

dcnj

06/06/2012 09:51 pm

'cause google is evil...and too liberal.

John

06/06/2012 09:54 pm

I noticed on Memorial Day, they only had a small flag icon with a ribbon on it. Didn't even make a logo for the occasion.

Diane Knight

06/06/2012 09:54 pm

People have a problem with a bi-racial president? Who do you think voted him in office if whites are the majority race? You can't play that race card anymore

joedoakes202

06/06/2012 09:59 pm

Peace in our time. Now we have about 5 billion to go. :)

Common Tater

06/06/2012 10:17 pm

This is my c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 www.google.com Browser says: "Google? Never heard of it."

thrukhe

06/06/2012 10:21 pm

"In addition, Google ignores normal AMERICAN days of remembrance or celebration. " ...so does The Deceiver

Mike Stahl

06/06/2012 10:22 pm

It's google's job to educate? How many military days do we need, we just had memorial day. Get over yourself.

Mister_Rocket_Engine

06/06/2012 10:23 pm

So the nitwits who use only Google as the search engine of choice on their Chrome web browser running on their Android smart phone, and who connected with their Gmail id, don't like Google. What a bunch of maroons.

Mike Stahl

06/06/2012 10:38 pm

Wow, bigA, you really should crack a book now and then. France was ruled by the French all through WWII, every hear of Marshall Petain? Vichy France? Of course not, that would muddy the water-it wouldn't be Star Wars anymore, just legal murder. How about another part of WWII history you don't know about, the wholesale slaughter of tens, to as many as a hundred, thousand French at the hands of the "free French" when they came back to power as "collaborators." The tragic fact is they were simply people trying to stay alive in an impossible place and time. I've got news for you, BigA, there was nothing glorious about WWII, it was an ugly, amoral, slaughter-fest. The only respectful emotion that any decent person ought to have when considering that horrific war-or any war-is sadness. Much better to celebrate drive-in's. Don't worry, we will never have a chance to forget war.

Mike Stahl

06/06/2012 10:44 pm

How is it that anyone would think it appropriate for a private company(Google), to use the memory of a horrendously bloody military action for commercial gain? Am I the only one to find that offensive? Their "logos" are, after all, advertisements. What's next, battle of the bulge bottled water? Tet offensive cologne? Grenada shorts? Good for Google.

Todd Clemmer

06/06/2012 10:48 pm

Google doesn't want to irritate anti-Semites.

heathen_liberals

06/06/2012 10:49 pm

Liberals continuing to show their hatred for America and her armed service men and women. Nothing new.

tucsoncomments

06/06/2012 10:51 pm

Google supports Obama. Obama hates the military, including the victories our military achieved that have kept us free and enabled a dip shit like Obama to get into the White House (yes, he occasionally shows up at military-related events--but only when he absolutely has to, and his words and body language always drip with insincerity). Ergo, there will be no memorializing of history's single greatest wartime act of valor.

Indiana

06/06/2012 10:54 pm

The freaks spit on the graves of those that died to give them the right to be freaks. Thing is those freaks have a kindred spirit with the Nazis that were defeated. That is why they act the way they do it's a spiritual battle of good against evil. The freaks are evil at best.

tucsoncomments

06/06/2012 11:01 pm

You need to get YOUR facts straight, you ninny. Vichy France was a geographic area in the south of France ruled by the Vichy government, puppet of Germany. The rest of France was occupied by the Germans. The collaborators were treated for what they were--brazen cowards and facilitators of Nazi atrocities. Also, this day does not "celebrate war." It memorializes the living and the dead who endured the invasion and who went on to liberate Europe. They all are and were absolute heroes. You're a sad sack of pus and obviously a more recent graduate of the pitiful US public school system.

Patrick Riot

06/06/2012 11:02 pm

I find it interesting that news sources like Drudge are posting this story, as a complaint that Google chose to celebrate the Drive-In Theater over D-Day, and yet none of them are actually reporting on it being D-Day. They are reporting about how Google failed to properly honor D-Day, and yet, they aren't actually reporting on D-Day, just whining because others didn't report on it.

Patrick Riot

06/06/2012 11:04 pm

Your poor father. Is he still alive? I hope not. He would be so ashamed at how much of a ridiculous drama queen his son turned out to be.

KCVet78

06/06/2012 11:04 pm

The President is a man, not a king, not a god. We elect him to work for us as CEO of the country, but WE remain the Board of Directors! HE is supposed to support US! Got it? Now go read a book on Democracy and a Representative Gov't.

Tim Taylor

06/06/2012 11:05 pm

drive in movie theaters are a liberal cause? mkay

KCVet78

06/06/2012 11:06 pm

I think gill may be that teacher caught on tape by her students, saying it's illegal to question president BHO.

FarisAW

06/06/2012 11:07 pm

In the 1930s, the continental Left had a hard on for the "German Socialist Worker's Party" as it had a hatred against the "bad thieving capitalists". This party later changed its name to the Nazi Party. The rest is history.

Patrick Riot

06/06/2012 11:07 pm

your poor father. is he still alive? I hope not. He would be so ashamed to see how much of a ridiculous drama queen his son turned out to be.

KCVet78

06/06/2012 11:09 pm

Can't get any more personal than seeing my retirement funds lose $thousands in one month due to his arrogance and incompetent staff. Can't get any more personal than seeing neighbors and friends fight tooth and nail for jobs. Can't get any more personal than to see so many houses up for sale, when I know 10-20 percent are probably underwater. Personal, yea it's personal!

FarisAW

06/06/2012 11:10 pm

"Military days"??? Yeah, WWII was about a bunch of warmongers and military industrial complex fatcats who couldn't agree on how to divvy up the world??? What an ignorant dork you are.

FarisAW

06/06/2012 11:11 pm

Who is "we"? You must be talking about yourself and your little leftie anti-democracy anti-enlightenment groupie by any chance?

TruthDetector

06/06/2012 11:11 pm

Epic fail...

FarisAW

06/06/2012 11:15 pm

Leftists always infiltrate and takeover organizations who make free money due to their monopoly status, such as government, unions, state supported companies, etc. Google has a monopoly due to the "network effect" and all the socialist entitlement-seeking leechers, moochers, and lampreys gravitate to it.

aPatriot

06/06/2012 11:15 pm

Sorry Kira, The Second Amendment insures all of the others. If they won't abide by the ballot they will abide by the bullet.

FarisAW

06/06/2012 11:18 pm

Drudge does not choose days of the year to celebrate. So it is not under obligation to celebrate anything. But Google goes out of its way, only to choose a "cultural anachronism" and honor it more than the day Freedom and Liberties was saved from the forces of socialism and fascism.

FarisAW

06/06/2012 11:19 pm

In the 1930s, the continental Left had a hard on for the "German Socialist Worker's Party" as it had a hatred against the "bad thieving capitalists". This party later changed its name to the Nazi Party. The rest is history.

D4Dummy

06/06/2012 11:20 pm

I thought the D in D-Day stood for Drive-in....

JJ

06/06/2012 11:23 pm

It's a doodle. Relax folks. Not everything is some conspiracy. Don't you people ever get tired of being angry?

D4Dday

06/06/2012 11:27 pm

I thought the D in D-Day stood for Drive-in.

Crozetian

06/06/2012 11:28 pm

Tim Taylor, what the h*ll are you talking about? You half-a** liberal freaks have static running through your brains. You just don't get it. That's cause liberalism is a brain disorder. Sorry, but it's true, and you prove the case.

"D"rive-in Day

06/06/2012 11:32 pm

Drive-in movies spread liberl propogana!

Drive-In Day

06/06/2012 11:34 pm

25 million Russians died in WW2 and you never hear them complaining about Drive-In theaters.

Ralloh

06/06/2012 11:34 pm

Good little sheep. Do as your told. Don't think for yourself. Support that idiot in the White House no matter how much he destroys our country. Good little gill sheep.

Ralloh

06/06/2012 11:41 pm

Oh no, they know all about Green Day. It's the biggest hype, liberal, propaganda tool being used to indoctrinate our kids.

Infamy

06/06/2012 11:42 pm

Isn't a memory or a memorial truely in the hearts and minds of the people who hold it to be honorable? Why do we care what some internet search engine deems wroth of a date in history? I mean, why put such a value on what they think? The Google banner has never been my source for historical information. If this date is important to you then talk about it to your childen and if you impress upon them the value of this memory they will talk aout it with their children. Heck, as far as I can remember, Google wasn't even around when D-Day happened and as far as I can tell there is no guarantee they will be around when your Grandchildren speak to their children about the history of this country.

Crozetian

06/06/2012 11:43 pm

He may be incompetent and an arrogant fool, but this evil socialist knows what he is doing in his efforts to destroy the American economy and redistribute wealth. Typical Marxist, his goal is to make everyone equally miserable, except the for elite dictatorship, which will rule over the masses. After all, It worked so well in those other Marxist states. (Definition of insanity alert!)

Bryant

06/06/2012 11:45 pm

your an idiot

matt

06/06/2012 11:53 pm

what are "american" ideals anyway? hating gay people until they kill themselves? believing that the earth is 6,000 years old? the right to own a semi-auto, but not the right to buy a condom? Those are right-wing ideals, not american ideals. Those brave soldiers on the beaches didn't fight for your right to spew your hatred on the internet, they fought to liberate a country from the worst conditions imaginable. And speaking of Democrats, those boys were sent there by one. So respect their memory by honoring america, not the hatred that passes for a party platform nowadays.

IdgaradLyracant

06/06/2012 11:54 pm

Has it occurred to anyone that perhaps the reason for the drive-in versus D-Day is they didn't want to 'offend' anyone?

anti_liberal

06/06/2012 11:57 pm

"F" google

Crozetian

06/06/2012 11:58 pm

Leftist/progressives/Democrats are socialists. Communists are socialists. Nazis are socialists. Joker, take your pick. Google -- and their fellow socialists -- are not on the side of patriotic lovers of America, the Founders, the Constitution, personal liberty, property rights, small government, low taxes, free markets and freedom -- and God (all beloved by conservatives and Tea Party activists. Big government statists like Communists, Nazis and Democrats are the polar opposite. So, yeah, Google is on the side of Nazis.

merkinmuffy

06/07/2012 12:02 am

Saving the free world from Adolph Hitler is too militaristic for Google's liking.

rataezo

06/07/2012 12:22 am

Sorry for your financial loses but this started during the Bush era. With that said, no president controls the economy, its a cycle. Regan and Clinton were on a good cycle. I got laid off when Bush was in charge, I didn't blame Bush for it. Myabe Im shielded from it, lot of jobs in So California. Where are you from?

rataezo

06/07/2012 12:24 am

They should play PVY. RYAN for the students, that will get their attention.

jasherton

06/07/2012 12:24 am

Drive in theaters let us sit in our cars and watch adults pretend to be the heroes they can’t be in real life. Real life heroes don’t have stand-ins. Real life heroes sometimes don’t survive, or don’t get paid to travel the country promoting the war they just survived. Google just made a bad choice but I’m not surprised. Respect and honor what happened 68 years ago today. Be fun and lighthearted tomorrow.

siddiqui

06/07/2012 12:33 am

Anyone else notice the girl putting her arm around the guy?

pamlinson

06/07/2012 12:51 am

Google accidentally forgets Easter too

pamlinson

06/07/2012 12:52 am

There all over Holloween, but Easter is nowhere to be found.

AmeriGuard

06/07/2012 12:52 am

This is a very unpatriotic society these days. It's all the Woodstockers who have grown and spread their seed around. No one cares about all this history that gave everyone safety, freedom and all that we have now. A classless, moronic society who now have THE PERFECT leader. TRUST me folks. Dont be too sure we will have a new leader come the election..... With ALL of the anti-American, illegal, Constitutional overides, etc., that have been committed....why is he and all his minions still in charge?

M.

06/07/2012 12:56 am

Wow, So France wasn't crushed within weeks by a brutal Nazi invasion... because the Nazi's let Marshall Petain collaborate with them. Therefore driving a stake through the heart of the SECOND most evil ideology in human history was merely "ugly" and "amoral", because this was just a case of "French politics". Silly interventionists. Didn't Washington warn us against this sort of thing? Is this the sort of runny crap thinking they teach in school nowadays? Has it really gotten to the point where the most recent generation to save western civilization, (the greatest thing that has ever happened to man in the history of man, Mr. Stahl) , are re-categorized as deluded murderers that failed to sufficiently give peace a chance? Maybe they were statists that didn't understand that when confronted with organized evil, anarchy is the answer. Violence solves problems, Mr. Stahl, and I suspect it will always be necessary. But thousands of years of western history provide some comfort in this regard: For the most creative and effective practitioners of violence are free men who want to stay free, and it has always been that way, and it always will be.

M.

06/07/2012 01:08 am

I second that. In fact, "Hell's Highway" covered the 101'st attempt to recollect itself and advance through the French countryside in incredible detail. We shouldn't assume that all modern culture is designed to turn out good little libtards, because it's not. (Now comes gramps to lecture me on what "culture" is or is not.) Sigh.... ...And to think I've already had the strangely fulfilling pleasure of yelling at a bunch of snot nosed kids who were rode their bikes across my lawn without permission.

Duncan Fisher

06/07/2012 01:11 am

How many kids were conceived on the beaches of Normandy on D Day? While the Drive In invented by Planned Parenthood, wasn't it?

KCVet78

06/07/2012 01:12 am

Retaezo: I didn't say 3 years ago, I said last MONTH. When do you libs stop blaming Bush and take credit (blame) for current economy? And cycles are created not luck. Reagan pushed conservative ideas through Congress, Clinton only moved positive when Repubs took Congress who pushed him! What's the reason for "lots of jobs" there? I just visited San Diego and that's not what I heard at the conference I attended. Maybe jobs going up because taxes driving people out? Who else in So. CA can validate the comment?

dudewithaplan

06/07/2012 01:13 am

Some of you people are just hateful Moran's. Google is the quintessential American capitalist success story. You do realize that this date occurs exactly once a year and that they don't acknowledge the same thing each go round. Of course you don't. You're all to myopic in your hate filled lives to even recognize that. Let alone have enough brain cells to remember that this recession hit during the previous administration and was caused by two decades of buildup.

Nobel

06/07/2012 01:15 am

You're talking about a Nobel Peace prize winner, ya know...

marvl

06/07/2012 01:21 am

No, the president is supposed to support the people. Like most liberal non-thinkers, you have it backwards.

Soldier

06/07/2012 01:31 am

Sad, truly sad.... how far our society has slipped; we are on the precipice of losing it all and our society baaaaa's like a lamb lead to slaughter. A damn shame really.

Murray Newton Rothbard

06/07/2012 01:36 am

Nothing wrong with worshiping the constructive free market over the destructive state. Go go google!

Wilder Napalm

06/07/2012 01:46 am

Well since Gore won one it hasn't meant much has it? Of course that goes for the Oscar as well..........

mohammedX

06/07/2012 01:49 am

Hells Highway: operation Market Garden. Great Game. I played that for my grandfather, who served in the European theater to get his opinion on the realness of the look and sounds and he sat stone silent as I played through a few levels... He was blown away (figuratively) at the attention to detail of the weapons, sounds and look. Historically it was pretty good too, as most of those classics were/are. Modern culture is not all bad. Just remember our "modern culture" was the same "new rot" our parents feared...and we managed to find the right stuff. I have faith in the youth (most of them anyway) to find their way through the murkiness and tumult. In the mean time I am right there with you, getting sublime pleasure out of telling youngsters to pull their gott-darn pants up, and barely resist the urge to put a curve in their ridiculously flat ball cap bills!!!! Good times!

America Or Obama

06/07/2012 01:52 am

Google is to Search as Obama is to Presidents: bird-flipping obvious.

TootlesMcgee

06/07/2012 01:55 am

Very observant MayaAyala. You are right.

America Or Obama

06/07/2012 02:05 am

Google's Memorial Day memorial to 1,000,000+ of America's most honorable, fallen for their liberty, was a tiny ribbon positioned below everything else on the page. Google is run by tyrannical despicable anti-American lefty filth, ie, liberals.

GozieBoy

06/07/2012 02:22 am

Waiting for the next "Google". Shant be very long...adios Google.

dogGoneSay

06/07/2012 02:31 am

im changing my search engine to .... who's not a maxist search engine? Anyone?

We are google

06/07/2012 02:39 am

Watch out. They've already seen this comment and are coming for you.

Marquy Marq

06/07/2012 02:42 am

If "gay" people are killing themselves due to being hated, they need to quit their in-your-face sexism. How can someone who isn't known to be gay be hated for it? I believe the Bible is true,and it says the Earth is about 6000 years old. Also,Remember that it is called the "Theory of Evolution" NOT the "fact" of evolution. By it's founder,Charles Darwin. Google it. And who says you don't have the "right" to buy a condom? (Is this "right" listed in the Constitution?) They didn't fight to "liberate a country" but to defeat Fascism, the same Fascism that today's democratic party is pushing. "You conservatives sit down and shut up",right? Fascism.

TOM_SERVO

06/07/2012 02:42 am

Don't be such a blind sheep, matt. What are those ideals of "freedom" you're championing, again? That people have to believe what their liberal hypnotists say, that they were born homosexual, so that they feel like it is beyond their choice and free will to the extent that they also choose to take their own lives because of it? That the Universe has no cause save itself, appearing MIRACULOUSLY out of a vacuum, that the complexity of DNA accidentally happened through mutations, that there was was no Cambrian explosion, that fossil records are wrong, and that carbon dating (which is almost laughable in its presumptions!) is the only intelligent data out there? That a person should not have the right to protect themselves from the violence of others, but absolutely has the right to abandon restraint and live as though nothing has a consequence? The opposite of your "Utopia" isn't "right-wing" ideals. It's common sense. You are absolutely wrong! Those brave soldiers DID in fact fight for our right to spew whatever thoughts or ideals we want on the internet! Or do you think we should live under a TYRANNICAL POLICE STATE where we don't have the freedom to express our opinions? Are you really saying YOU should have the authority to tell US what is right and wrong?! Are you MAD?!

Rocco Tool

06/07/2012 02:43 am

I think Google made a depiction of a long line of people at the unemployment office, to commemorate that day.

Solitaire

06/07/2012 03:17 am

Ain't that the truth, our forefathers were very concerned with government getting out of hand & out of control so they put this as the ultimate check & balance, to ensure ALL of our freedoms remain for all AMERICANS.

Cka Redstate America

06/07/2012 03:19 am

Matt, who's respecting the hatred you allege? By the way, you're laughable in your list that includes, per usual, hatred of God, misstating conservatives' issues with homosexuals, playing the victim card in absentia for those homosexuals (no one forced any who did take their lives to kill themselves; evidence please); grossly misrepresenting the Second Amendment. Dismount yourself from your self-righteous high-horse and stop blathering like an ignorant foolish robot.

Troy Emge

06/07/2012 03:19 am

Matt, You're making the OP you're replying to a straw man. You might want to look it up, suffice it to say it is logical fallacy. In case you are too dense to understand it once you do, I will spell it out for you - you are putting words their mouth. They don't actually say that any of those things are American ideals. Ironically, your views on politics and others are clear from your post though. Everyone not subscribing to your point of view are simultaneously gun toting, science denying and gay hating rythm method promoters. Likely, to you, anyone not falling in line with your own viewpoints gets lumped by you ignorantly into all of these categories. It appears to me your political views likely fall very neatly into the more extreme side of the Democratic party (not to say your views are extreme, but farther from the center than most). Good for you, life must be comfortable when you let others do your thinking for you. By the way, I love my "semi-autos" and think it isn't any of my or the Government's business if a dude wants to bugger his buddy in the butt, etc. You should stop assuming things about others, you're making a real ass out of yourself.

Troy Emge

06/07/2012 03:27 am

As much as I think Matt is likely an ignorant kool-aid drinker of the extreme left, you're the same thing on the extreme right. The Constitution doesn't need to specifically enumerate your rights, it only specifically lists what the Government can do. Everything else, it can't do. Read the thing. The spirit of the constitution was that the Government should stay out of your fucking business. Gay or straight, etc. The Government should have no interest in social policy. I think you might also benefit from a lesson in science. " Some scientific explanations are so well established that no new evidence is likely to alter them. The explanation becomes a scientific theory. In everyday language a theory means a hunch or speculation. Not so in science. In science, the word theory refers to a comprehensive explanation of an important feature of nature supported by facts gathered over time" The Theory of Evolution is referred to as a Theory because in science, Theory means pretty rock fucking solid. You're kind of a moron. People like you make it hard to be lumped into the conservative end of the political spectrum.

Troy Emge

06/07/2012 03:29 am

That is from the national academy of sciences by the way. Anyways, you are an idiot the same way Matt is, just holding an opposing point of view.

rataezo

06/07/2012 03:31 am

Its expensive but you get use to it. I see shiny new cars on the freeways, people having a good time in SD. What kind of conference was it? Sounds depresing. As for blaming Bush, I recall right wingers blaming Carter and Clinton so you guys aren't any different.

Cka Redstate America

06/07/2012 03:33 am

November 2008? Probably not. With respect to Obama's materialization and ascent, probably in the summer of 1972. With Democrat Convention in Chicago in 1968 and then McGovern's 1972 presidential bid, the Marxist, anarchist, anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-Constitution, racially and socially divisive, morally anchorless wing of the Democrat/regressive/liberal/leftist Party gained control of the party. By the way, D-Day at Normandy, Pearl Harbor, 9/11, the assassination of JFK, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. -- and the elections of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama -- all were worst days for America. That said, not surprised Google waved it's one-finger salute to the memory of the sacrifices of the Americans on the Normandy beaches. They're part of the Obama-I'm-ashamed-of-America-and-its-history gaggle.

hermyown

06/07/2012 03:50 am

i don't understand. What happened November 2008? I know a lot of disasters occurred worldwide but I can't see anything that seems to be of worthy notice for you bigots.

Bob Ballou

06/07/2012 04:01 am

I couldn't believe it. I had to triple check to make SURE that D-Day was on June 6.

Jones

06/07/2012 04:13 am

You're*

meesa

06/07/2012 04:18 am

Wrong. Worst day in history, since a couple thousand years ago.

Jonathan Marcoulides

06/07/2012 04:26 am

If it wasn't for D-Day Google wouldn't even exist and if it did it would be a German company!

KCVet78

06/07/2012 04:32 am

Conf was an IT conference. What did we blame clinton for except desecrating and demeaning the symbol of the presidency--the white house, corruption, sexual harassment of young interns, and wagging the dog--but not the economy since Newt and the repubs came into majority with the contract for America, which turned the economy around. Blaming Carter was like shooting fish in a barrel, 13% inflation, 21% interest rates, gas shortage, 444 days of Iran hostage crisis, Billy Beer, and high unemployment. A little different than Bush who had 4-5% unemployment, low interest rates and dealing with 9/11.

daveusmc3rdbn/4thmar

06/07/2012 05:02 am

my name is bob google, you guys are meanies! i just didnt want to hurt anybodies fewings! ...screw you google interesting anecdote, when i was 15(2002) a group of boys from my school raised money went to france, of course we went to normandy(happened to go on june 6) and the people there loved us! some of the old survivors shared stories in broken english, and lavished us with praise and wine just bc we reminded them of their heroes who landed over half a century ago. thanks you all you men who fought and perished and died on that bloody day, WE AMERICANS still love and remember you!

Jim

06/07/2012 05:17 am

Cunts

ha

06/07/2012 05:20 am

I suppose you use Alta Vista?

Jim

06/07/2012 05:29 am

Destroying global tyranny takes a back seat to the instant gratification of the mindless. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Never forget the lives given upon the alter of freedom. It is not free. Those that would disagree with faith in the inherent liberty of man are those that would take from you everything to see themselves succeed on your shoulders. You may not agree with a thing that the American military stands for, but they will fight, without hesitation or reservation for your ignorant right to say it. How dare you detract so willingly from those that give all for so little?

hoppy52

06/07/2012 05:47 am

tributes to the D-Day invasion were conspicuous by their almost complete absence in all media, including the internet. Last year their were films, documentaries, news media mention, local rememberances. This year, nearly nothing anywhere! I at least expected a "Band of Brothers" marathon! What has happened in a single year that caused this momentous event to be tossed into the memory-hole of history!

2He_is_Back

06/07/2012 06:05 am

When you get down to it, google people are just snot nose, zit faced, dope smoking liberal left wing commie sympathizers.

CoolHairLuke

06/07/2012 06:12 am

Barack Obama and his liberal vermin have given, stolen and trashed the freedom that fallen soldiers have died to grant and preserve. So yes...Nov 2008 was a terrible time in our history.

Edward von Richthoven

06/07/2012 06:41 am

How many gays work at Google? How many Google Gays have HIV? Of those with HIV, how many have full-blown AIDS? HUh? On Sept 13th, will they be celebrating the birth of Milton S. Hershey to commemorate their beloved 'Hershey Highway"?

nadacommie

06/07/2012 07:13 am

Google doesn't recognize Christmas or Easter either but Halloween it's OK with.

America

06/07/2012 07:44 am

Google and all the liberals, flag burners, occupy BS's should thank all our troops, alive and fallen for the freedom that was given to them through great sacrifice that allows them without punishment to trash this GREAT COUNTRY with their disgraceful actions. Remember YOU will have to answer for your actions, maybe not in this life but you will have to answer for them! God Bless our troops and this great nation.

thepcnerd47

06/07/2012 08:36 am

The nerds at GOOGLE have no idea what 'D' DAY is apart from being a component of various computer games. To THEM it is an ALTERNATIVE REALITY, something to CODE but it really ZOOMS over their heads like on 'THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN'.

thepcnerd47

06/07/2012 08:38 am

GOD BLESS ALL of the members of the ALLIES of WORLD WAR TWO.

rjm2238

06/07/2012 09:05 am

I don't mind you buying a condom, as long as you pay for it. In fact for people who think like you; practicing birth control is a laudable goal. Less idiots in the world. Rich in New Mexico.

Little Mitt

06/07/2012 09:21 am

You are really going to hate Nov 2012 then :P

Cka Redstate America

06/07/2012 09:39 am

You're unsupported shot at the Republicans regarding public education is trumped by your absurd cause/effect statement. Present your statistics and any legitimate studies to support your allegation. If you can't supply that information, then have the guts to retract your statement.

Greg in Kissimmee

06/07/2012 10:59 am

Hey Troy, evolution and the big bang can't be tested and there is no "evidence" for either so technically they are a Hypothesis and not a Theory. People that believe in evolution and the big bang do so out of blind faith. So...STFU!

ybnormal

06/07/2012 11:09 am

if you can read this - thank a teacher because you can read this in English - thank a World War II veteran

Guy Manningham

06/07/2012 01:26 pm

Exactly! Google probably held a ticker tape parade on that day. It doesn't surprise me that left-winged Google opted to celebrate the drive-in theatre (a pop culture fad that died out decades ago) over D-Day (arguably the most important day in recent history). Shameful.

Tyson

06/07/2012 02:42 pm

Even if the greatest event in the world's history wasn't represented on a Google logo, I frankly wouldn't care. What a corporation does to celebrate history has nothing to do with my own celebration of history. I can memorialize D-day without a search engine making a logo out of it.

MayaAyala

06/07/2012 05:25 pm

No. However, the problem is that Liberal people don't realize that they are Liberal. They truly believe that they are "mainstream" and all of those polls that show that they are just 18-20% of the population must be wrong. Why? Because media hubs are located in places like San Francisco Bay Area, NYC or LA. Since Liberals are a much more sizable portion of the population -- and the population is much more appreciative of "international" social norms -- they assume that they are a "majority." So, they can't seem to understand the 42% of Americans who are Conservative...or the 38-40% who are Moderate (and mostly Center-Right moderates at that). So, they will celebrate drive in theaters on the day of remembrance regarding D-Day. They will place a little flag on Memorial Day and a giant peace sign on John Lennon's bday. They will celebrate eastern socio-religious philosophers but ignore Jesus Christ. It isn't that they are "unamerican," but that they simply don't understand what it means to be an American. The melting pot is lost by cultural acceptance -- except they don't consider grandma, apple pie, American patriotism or Jesus to be "culturally significant" or worth celebrating. Since I live less than two miles from Google's HQ, I suspect that it could be due to the large international population that doesn't truly integrate in the "great American melting pot" here. Individuals immigrate from oppressed (and even Communist) nations and don't see much wrong with a government that embraces some of those norms and philosophies. I am an immigrant myself. We moved here (legally) when I was approaching middle school. However, I am now an American. I am a citizen of this nation. I don't cheer on Mexico in the Olympics or in World Cup matches. I don't celebrate regional "holidays" from the country of my origin. I don't embrace the policies or goals of the Mexican government. I am an AMERICAN. Just saying.

MayaAyala

06/07/2012 06:00 pm

When Barack goes back to being a "community organizer" (*snicker)? ;-)

Sean Jackson

06/07/2012 07:18 pm

Oh who cares, everything to you people is a conspiracy

rataezo

06/08/2012 07:54 pm

This a pointless debate, you think you are right and I think I aIm right. You won't like anything the president does, even he improves the economy, which he has no control of by the way, you will still dislike the president. Sounds like you are employed so you should be thankful instead of bitter. Good with your finances.

KCVet78

06/08/2012 09:11 pm

Again, wrong on all counts. If economy goes up...good on him. And if he has no control, then you believe ObamaCare was all someone else's doing. Am I employed, only because I started my own business. So as a small business owner, I'm feeling the same issues as others from this Administration, but more from the Peloskis and Reid-inskis leading Congress. I am not a Repub, nor Demo--I vote for folks in both parties. I am big fiscal conservative, personal liberty libertarian (hate cameras, drones, wiretap surveillance of Americans), and a social moderate (only place to compromise IMO). BHO hasn't just hurt the economy...as retired mil vet, I hate how he has treated the military. He didn't even acknowledge D-day celebration. No debate is pointless unless you close your mind to arguments, which maybe you have. I've given facts based on what I've read, but more on what I've experienced personally. Please support your arguments with facts.

Jose Chapa

06/09/2012 01:31 pm

As a Veteran of Desert Storm, I am very disappointed with Google overlooking what is considered one of the most significant events that has preserved our freedom. Drive In vs D-Day! Let's see if the software designer would have made the same choice if he was making it from a foxhole in front lines of Afghanistan!

Jesus Of Nazareth

06/10/2012 09:07 am

So I know I'm a little late to the party, but you guys are morons. This debate about left vs. right is irrelevant (and disgusting, thanks to the scientific ignorance of those on the right, as usual). D-Day is a celebration of AMERICA. Memorial Day is an AMERICAN holiday. Google is an INTERNATIONAL service. Google is NOT AMERICAN. I don't know why America keeps insisting on hating all other countries and thinking it's okay, but guess what? Throwing up crap for American holidays on an international service is straight-up rude to the other billions of people on the planet. So get over yourselves. Go to Wal-Mart if you'd like to jerk off to the American flag and leave the internet to the grown-ups, okay?

Troy Emge

06/18/2012 11:56 am

I don't know how you're so misinformed about the "hypothesis" of evolution when the means to be better informed are readily at hand. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_evolution I suggest you check their citations, they're very reputable. Also, nice try to lump evolution in with the big bang, you made my work pretty easy. This is also a well tested THEORY. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_bang_theory I suggest you check their citations, a lot of documentation written by some very smart people. Smarter than you for sure.

Jp

06/18/2012 08:31 pm

Keep at it!

Douglas Moore

11/11/2012 01:40 pm

I prefer snazzy or nifty. ;)

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