Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bastard. Bastard. Bastard. Bastard. Bastard. Bastard. Bastard.

and bastard.

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I'll tell you that she is, even if Google won't.

This is funny: Google censors out 'bastard' to protect children from the naughtiness of the word, but strict search thinks this is OK:

Sigh. We're even lower than ass tattoos.

2 complaints from ingrates:

Triona Guidry September 19, 2008 at 7:19 AM  

and... BASTARD!

What's really disturbing is looking at the paid search results ("Sponsored Links") when you Google "adoption." These are the people who pay big $$$ so their links are prominently displayed. As a computer guru I can tell you Google doesn't care who buys those ads as long as they have the cash (which is why ads for spyware-infested downloads come up when you search for antivirus software).

We each get results according to our location, so here's what comes up for me in the sponsored links:

Infant Adoption Agency
PREGNANT? Explor adoption (sic)
International Adoption
Open Adoption
English Bulldog Puppies (arf!)
Berwyn Attorney-Adoption
Adoption Services
Chicago Adoption

The non-sponsored results are similarly all about adoptING not being adoptED. Even if you Google "adoptee" you get ads for agencies and lures for expectant mothers. And if you search for "adoption rights" it's all about the rights of the adopters/prospective adopters, not us whiny B-words.

So if you're a kid who's adopted, and you want to learn more, you will find out is that yes, you are lower than ass tattoos and bulldog puppies. In fact, your only real value is as a saleable commodity.

Now, if you search for "breast," you get breast exams, breast cancer... obviously Google has tweaked the results to keep any breast cams or Girls Gone Wild ads out of the results. No reason they couldn't do the same with adoption, tweak the results so pages from birth relatives and adoptees show up, but you know that ain't happening.

So I suppose we BASTARDS will just have to keep our BASTARD opinions to our BASTARD selves.


Ungrateful Little Bastard September 30, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

I've removed every single comment that had nothing to do with Triona's brilliant post and will not allow anything else. Take your arguments elsewhere.

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