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Google Search of Images With Tags "Bush" and "Abramoff" returns no results, oddly....
09 Jan 2006
Yesterday there were reports that the White House was tracking down any and all images that included both Bush (corrupt President) and Abramoff (corrupt organized crime friend of corrupt President).
I tried doing a google search of images using the keywords "Bush" and "Abramoff". Interestingly, the search returns absolutely nothing. This is very strange. For example, even "Bush" and "Easter Bunny" returns some results:

Bush & Abramoff:

Bush & Easter Bunny:

If you do the same search with yahoo, you do get results:

However, the results do not include any pictures of Bush with Abramoff.

For those of you who have suspected, as I have, that Google actively serves the state, this is an interesting finding.
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Re: Google Search of Images With Tags "Bush" and "Abramoff" returns no results, oddly....
10 Jan 2006
I followed your link I got results with google. I just didn't get any pictures of the two slimeballs together.
Affirmation of the Consequent
10 Jan 2006
The OP is an example of reasoning in the form "A implies B. B is true, therefore A is true".

This is invalid unless it can be shown that no C exists such that C also implies B.

A trivial example:

If George were zapped by a death ray from a flying saucer he would be burned to a crisp.

George has been found burned to a crisp.

Therefore George was zapped by a death ray from a flying saucer.

See the problem? The conclusion can only be drawn by ignoring all other possible ways in which George could become a crispy critter. Similarly, the conclusion that Google is censoring imaged of Bush and Abramoff together at the behest of TPTB can only be drawn by ignoring all other possible reasons for the lack of such photos indexed by Google.