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Google Neglects to Recognize D-Day on Homepage

June 6, 2016, marks the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, when more than 150,000 U.S., British and Canadian forces stormed five different beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy region of France to fight the Nazis  in World War II. The Germans were unable to hold back the relentless advance of allied soldiers, and the hard-fought victory became a turning point in the war. Of course, the invasion came with a heavy price: an estimated 10,000 allied forces were killed, wounded and missing in action — 6,603 Americans, 2,700 British and 946 Canadians.

For some reason, the occasion didn’t meet Google’s standard for it to be recognized with a homepage doodle tribute, even though last month Google honored the birthday of one Yuri Kochiyama. Since 99% of Americans didn’t know who she is, millions of us googled “Yuri Kochiyama.”

Kochiyama, it turns out, is a terrorist-supporting Marxist, Maoist admirer of Osama bin Laden who eventually converted to Islam. She is a “human rights activist” who spent a lifetime protesting against the U.S. government and the American military’s war on terror. Why on earth would Google pay tribute to such a person? Who’s next? Bill Ayers?

Google has a displayed an annoying pattern over the years of ignoring or downplaying Christian and patriotic holidays, while propping up controversial left-wing figures. On March 31, 2013, for instance, Google chose to honor left-wing union activist Cesar Chavez rather than recognize the most important day on the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday.

Nickarama of Weasel Zippers suggests using Bing from now on:

 Bing puts up a beautiful simple picture of Pointe du Hoc, so you can click on info tab and look up information about the landing.

Bing Pointe du Hoc

It’s past time for conservatives to wean themselves off of Google.