UPDATE: Readers complain:
Not to split hairs too much, but you’ll notice that the bald eagle is
carrying an olive branch (suggestive of the great seal). It does not,
however, appear to be carrying the cluster of arrows that it does on
our national emblem.
I disagree that Google has risen to the occasion. I think they’ve
gone with a remodeled “peace is patriotic” bumpersticker. They just
couldn’t bring themselves to do something “American” without making some
kind of signal about current policy.
Subject: You’re being played!
I checked Google.com earlier today (GMT) to see if they would do
anything for the 4th and there was no special graphic. Then I just
followed your link and the Google logo looks -on my screen- like it
Then I realised that they must not be showing the patriotic logo to
international visitors to google.com from outside the US. Weasels.
Just thought your readers should know that Google hasn’t changed.
It’s just trying to trick Americans into thinking it has, while
giving a nudge, nudge, wink, wink to the rest of the planet.
Ryan, Canadian in Scotland
UPDATE: One more (of many): “I don’t know what to say about the guy in Scotland, but that eagle is MOST DEFINITELY holding arrows in his left talon. It’s not even that hard to see. There are three of them.”