Google Apologizes over Racist Picture of Michelle Obama

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Google Apologizes over Racist Picture of Michelle Obama: Google Apologizes over Racist Picture of Michelle Obama The image comes top of Google Images search results for "Michelle Obama". Photo by blogspot.com

Google has apologised over a racially offensive picture of Michelle Obama which appears when users search for images of the US first lady.

The image comes top of Google Images search results for "Michelle Obama", the BBC reported.

Google placed a notice over the image titled "Offensive Search Results", saying: "Sometimes our search results can be offensive. We agree."

But it refused to remove the picture from its search results. The White House has declined to comment.

Users who click on the notice above the image are directed to a statement from Google which explains that its results "can include disturbing content, even from innocuous queries".

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#31
dzingis - 26 Nov 2009 // 18:55:06

Nellie wrote:

dzingis

" Heh DrFaust is no German."

Of course he is not. Germans don't go around insulting women on Bulgarian forums. He is an Albanian or some such garbage. German men are gallant gentlemen with a capital G.

What are you dzingis? I am still waiting for that nice beating you were going to throw me. hehehe

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I am Bulgarian.

I bet you are. Maybe when you come to Bulgaria you will have it served.

#30
NellieotAmerica - 26 Nov 2009 // 17:41:04

" Maybe a German, but has been living in the Balkans for too long ...."

Oh, get serious. What German in his right mind would have a PhD in Bulgarian history? Or care about the Balkans one way or another? This Fungus is some Eastern European piece of trash who got genetically engineered by Eurotrash education.

#29
dzingis - 26 Nov 2009 // 17:14:30

Maybe a German, but has been living in the Balkans for too long ..

#28
NellieotAmerica - 26 Nov 2009 // 16:37:37

Bill

" Anyway, happy Thanksgiving to all of you, although I'm not sure that either Nellie or Rolliyhave anyone to thank."

Don't have time to be thanking anyone. Too busy cooking. Hopefully, someone might thank me for dinner later on. LOL

#27
Bill - 26 Nov 2009 // 15:17:57

Viking:

I have both friends and family, thank you.

However, the ORIGINAL purpose for Thanksgiving is as I've stated.

Have a happy. Turkey is traditional in the US, for me it's going to be goose.

#26
viking - 26 Nov 2009 // 15:00:02

Bill,

Here you go again!

"Thanksgiving is strictly a religious holiday"
Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God, but is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. The observation of this day began in 1863 and was not a holiday until 1941
No church and no religious observation.

It is, as Rollie said, " a time for friends and family".
You have neither, so in your mind it is a religious holiday?

#25
Rollingstoned - 26 Nov 2009 // 14:34:56

Bill,

Don't rain my parade.

I am thankful because I am blessed because I am surrounded by people I love and who love me.

Have a Happy Day.

#24
Bill - 26 Nov 2009 // 14:28:25

Rolli:

Just an observation:

Social life isn't, and never was, the reason for Thanksgiving. And if you're thankful for the people aroun you, that still doesn't say whom you are thanking for that blessing.

Thanksgiving is strictly a religious holiday, instituted by the English colonists to give thanks to God for a bountiful harvest.

In fact, here in Germany, it's called "Erntedankfest", the festival of thanks for the harvest. It isn't celebrated on the same day as ours, but neverless the purpose is the same.

#23
Rollingstoned - 26 Nov 2009 // 14:12:12

Biill,

Please don't worry or be concerned for me. I have plenty of people in my life that I am thankful for. I'm sure Nellie does too. I'll be spending the day with family and friends.

#22
Bill - 26 Nov 2009 // 13:58:27

Dzingis:

Don't think so. He's in Bulgaria, or somewhere in that region, and he's evidently involved in business there, but if he's a naturalized German, then it must have been at a very early age, because his German is far too good for the usual immigrant. It's taken me a little more than 30 years to learn as much German as I have now, so it just isn't likely that he's anything but native German.

I don't quite see where it makes any difference. In what he's written on this forum, I'd say that both his English and his German are high quality reading, whether you agree with his opinons or not.

#21
dzingis - 26 Nov 2009 // 13:52:35

Bill, he seems to me like a naturalized German, probably from the Balkans or eastern Europe.

#20
Bill - 26 Nov 2009 // 12:28:48

Nellie:

"When we don't agree with someone, insult them and call them narrow-minded and arrogant and not very smart. Hypocrite!"

Hm-m-m-m. Isn't that what you've been doing to me for months? Hypocrite indeed!

And why so many people on this forum concern themselves with my sex life is a mystery which may never be solved. Firstly, it's none of their business, and secondly, the accusations are not only insulting, they're embarrassing.

Anyway, happy Thanksgiving to all of you, although I'm not sure that either Nellie or Rolliyhave anyone to thank.

#19
DrFaust - 26 Nov 2009 // 06:57:41

Bill,

the cockroach cannot read and cannot think. She again delivers a proof for this. After she insulted all foreigners living in Bulgaria as dumb, I proved to her that it is her who is not very smart (I could have said also dumb, but tried to be polite). Again, she doesn't get it that calling her not smart is just a mild reaction to her calling others dumb and asking for the extermination of hundreds of millions of people. That's what I call a not so smart, arrogant cockroach. Not an insult though, just a mild expression of facts. I know she will again puke against this, but I couldn't care less for a puking insect.

#18
NellieotAmerica - 26 Nov 2009 // 06:31:13

Fungus

"to call someone narrow-minded and not very smart when he makes a comment like the cockroach is quite galant and almost a compliment. Other people would have REALLY insulted her. Obviously she doesn't understand the difference between a compliment and an insult, lol. Anyway, it doesn't matter."

Oh, so now you admit you started it!

I must say for a tolerant and intelligent man, you are surprisingly narrow-minded and judgmental. Liberals turn on and off their tolerance like a faucet. For Islamo-Fascists and Albanian douche bags we have plenty of tolerance. When we don't agree with someone, insult them and call them narrow-minded and arrogant and not very smart. Hypocrite!

#17
Bill - 26 Nov 2009 // 02:27:08

dzingis:

"Heh DrFaust is no German."

I'm quite sure he is. If you know what to look for, you'll see that he writes English like a German would.

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