In one of his latest David and Goliath-esque screeds, better-than-Ezra states in no uncertain terms that he “doesn’t answer to the state”. But, strangely enough, his vaunted nobility doesn’t stop him from taking cash from that same "state" to fund his rag.
According to the Publications Assistance Program, the Western Standard received $132,063.00 in government funding from “the Department of Canadian Heritage and The Canada Post Corporation” for the period of 2006-2007.
Ezra, Ezra, Ezra ... here’s a piece of friendly advice, and it’s probably the only one you’ll ever get from this girl. When someone like you feels the need to climb up on such an impossibly high horse, don’t be surprised when someone like me takes such great delight in knocking your ass off it.
Thanks to Ti-Guy for pointing this out in the comments at JJ’s joint.
Are you kidding me? Funny how the word “Liberal” is no longer considered verboten by a BT when it’s used to illustrate their point. Nobody tell Poppa Junk – he’ll be soooooooo disappointed.
Officer McGovern asked if I thought there should be any limits to free speech under our constitution. Of course there should be, and I listed a half-dozen examples. But I drew a distinction between criminal or tortious speech and political speech. I also pointed out that free political speech isn't just protected in a liberal democracy -- it protects a liberal democracy. That's because it acts as a "safety valve" for people who want to change society. They don't have to resort to arms.