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Google honors the birthdate of Samuel F.B. Morse


Posted: April 27th, 2009 under Morse.

google_morse.jpg When I checked Google this morning, I noticed they swapped their logo for morsecode. It read google, when clicking on the morsecode, I found that they link to Samuel F.B. Morse. He was born April 27, 1791. Check my picture here to see it, or go to Google yourself. What a nice gesture!



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Duncan Hill

April 27, 2009
20:06

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“Describing the Irish as a teeming sea of ignorant, dirty, overly fertile drunks, he ran for office on a platform of keeping America ‘pure.'”

“1836 saw his first of two campaigns to become Mayor of New York City. He ran for, and was apparently a fairly rabid spokesperson for, the Nativist party. This was a group of fairly despicable human beings. A bunch of racist, pro-slavery assholes, who were dead set against immigrants, especially the Jewish and the Irish. Morse himself appeared to especially hate Catholics. His campaign didn’t go all that well, which is likely a good thing. He only managed to get 1,550 votes the first time, and garnered a mere 100 the second time he ran, in 1841.”

He “hated” American Catholics and “would have denied citizenship to the foreign born (especially the Irish) and he wrote pamphlets abusing those who would abolish slavery”.

That’s right. He loved slavery and enslaving black people. He said it was “not a sin” in Christianity, and that slave owners were doing so for the “wisest purposes, benevolent and disciplinary”.

Sounds a bit like a 19th century version of the White Supremacists, only wearing smarter clothes and without the skinheads. He donated loads of money to these idiots.

So much for Google’s “Don’t be evil”.

Sources: http://fecha.org/morse.htm , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse , http://battellemedia.com/archives/000867.php , http://www.everything2.org/title/Samuel%2520Morse

He didn’t invent the telegraph anyway. And the “Morse” code used these days is not the same code that Morse invented. It is only called “Morse” code because it is based on it.

la8aja

April 28, 2009
18:23

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Hi Duncan. That paints a totally different picture of him.