“We never cease to be amazed by the inability of the left to feel shame and its lack of reverence for America and those who defend its freedoms, including the right to be stupid. The cover of the April 21 issue of Time, taking the famous Joe Rosenthal photo of Marines planting our flag on the blood-soaked island of Iwo Jima and replacing our flag with a tree, qualifies for obscenity of the year. It echoes the greenie theme first advanced by Al Gore in his book Earth In The Balance that the internal combustion engine is the greatest threat in the history of mankind. Gore and Bill Clinton have both said that global warming is ultimately a greater threat than terrorism… This trivializing of the sacrifice of American blood and treasure to defend freedom ignores the fact that in World War II we faced a real enemy with a terrible agenda. The bombs that fell on Pearl Harbor were quite real, not the output of some badly fed computer model. ‘Global warming may or may not be a significant threat to the United States,’ Tim Holbert, a spokesman for the American Veterans Center, [said]: ‘The Japanese Empire on February 1945, however, certainly was, and this photo trivializes the most recognizable moment of one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history’.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“When a man ceases to believe in God, he doesn’t believe in nothing. He believes in anything.” – G. K. Chesterton

“There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.” – William F. Buckley Jr.

“We have to get back to the values and perceptions of those wise old dead white guys who invented this country.” – Charlton Heston

“The Constitution is a written instrument. As such it’s meaning does not alter. That which it meant when adopted, it means now.” – United States Supreme Court, South Carolina vs. United States, 1905

“Outside the teachings of religion there is no answer to the problems of life.” – Calvin Coolidge

“[Hillary’s win in Pennsylvania] is great news. For Sen. John McCain. She’s never getting out. Hillary will not leave the race tonight. She will not leave the race before the convention in August. She may not leave the race ever.” – Rich Galen

“One of the key questions for a president is where do you draw your team from? Who are your friends? What and who influenced you?… When will the MSM get around to a sustained examination of Obama’s ideological history? Thus far the farthest left major party candidate in American political history has received the least scrutiny of any modern near nominee of a major party.” – Hugh Hewitt

“Ultimately, people have to wonder what it is about Obama that attracts the support of Hamas, Communists, and domestic terrorists to him.” – Matt Lewis

“The big irony here is that while Obama has done extremely well for himself in our very unique free-market economy, he has the ‘audacity’ to demonize others who have done well for themselves, and to propose economic policies that, if implemented, would radically change our nation into something more akin to a Western European socialist state.” – Austin Hill

“I think a healthy society needs both God and guns: it benefits from a belief in some kind of higher purpose to life on earth, and it requires a self-reliant citizenry. If you lack either of those twin props, you wind up with today’s Europe- a present-tense Eutopia mired in fatalism.” – Mark Steyn

“My guess is if tax time meant that everybody had to reach into his or her own bank accounts for the full tax amount owed, there would be a new mindset about taxes. Why don’t we try it?” – Matt Towery

“The liberal world order will not let go of their global-warming assault on free economies until hell freezes over- by which point, obviously, the global-warming theory will be visibly disproven.” – Tony Blankley

“The Carter administration was that bad: stagflation, gas lines, appeasement, never-ending sanctimony… You name a colossal mistake and Jimmy Carter probably made it a policy.” – Paul Greenberg

“Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the Plasterers Union Tuesday. Support law and order, you get the Police Union, support tariffs, you get the autoworkers. Drink a shot and a beer on camera, and you are the national spokesman for getting plastered.” – Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: In Pennsylvania, Hillary and Obama celebrated Earth Day by throwing dirt at each other. … According to some of the political blogs, Democratic operatives have been looking for dirt on John McCain since February. You know what you call someone who digs up dirt on John McCain? An archaeologist. … As you know, Hillary Clinton is trying to appeal to the blue-collar voters. She’s drinking, talking about hunting and fishing, and it’s working. She is now, in the latest poll, up eight points in the mullet vote. …