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It's Cesar Not Hugo And Other Things For This Easter Sunday

Screen Shot 2013-03-31 at 7.12.05 PMIt will be Easter evening by the time you read this. You’ll be full of ham and chocolate and possibly expecting a food baby. If you’re a practicing Christian you will have been to mass or a church service and praised the renewal of the season and the rising of Christ. You’ll have spent a day with family or a day of rest. Hopefully, it will have been peaceful.

 

Or you could be a right wing, Tea Partier who spent the day angered by the fact that Google so dared to use their doodle of the day in praise of Cesar Chavez, on this, the day of his birth, instead of Christ or Peeps or Cadbury Eggs.

 

If you are a Tea Partier, you probably spent your morning shaking your fist at the likes of a search engine which, if I remember correctly, has no religion. Closely followed by threats to switch over to Bing because Bing has Easter eggs!

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If you are a Tea Partier, you probably spent your morning really angry instead of appreciating the real reason for the day. Sad for you.

 

In case you missed it: Today’s Google Doodle was of Cesar Chavez. Cesar NOT Hugo Chavez. And the two are not interchangeable which is what some angry tweeters thought today. The former – Cesar – being a Mexican-American, civil rights activist and labor leader. The latter being the former president of Venezuela. Minor details. But whatevs.

 

Anyway, upon seeing that Cesar Chavez was depicted on the Google Doodle instead of Jesus Christ, well, that totally pissed the right-wingers off. I mean totally pissed them off. They were all over Twitchy, even spouting their outrage because how dare Google not acknowledge a Christian holiday? To which I replied that I had no recollection of the Twitchy Team being so up in arms when there was no Passover-themed Google Doodle.

 

That’s why I’m so grumpy  and full of sarcasm at the uproar over a freaking Google Doodle. First of all IT’S A GOOGLE DOODLE. Who cares? Second; while the GOP tries to re-brand itself as being somewhat understanding it’s hard to believe that you’re understanding when you don’t acknowledge any other religion but your own. And third; It’s EASTER. A day of renewal. A day of celebrating Jesus Christ not obsessing about search engines.

 

Have I mentioned that this is a freaking Google Doodle? No? A GOOGLE DOODLE.

I rest my case. Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday/Sunday/whatever you celebrate. And, I, for one, cannot wait to see what Google does for April Fool’s.

Did you happen to catch the kerfuffle? What did you think?

Keep the conversation going with Heather Barmore at Poliogue: The Art of Political Dialogue, Twitter and Facebook.

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