I can't resist the pile-on! I will pay Patrick Ross the respect of saying that he can string together three sentences at a time that make a point. As such, he's probably treated as the second coming of Socrates among his shit-head, right-wing peers, and it went to his head.
Ross had the unfortunate, tragic brain-fart to try to go toe-to-toe with Canadian Cynic, and stupidly crossed the line into uttering legally-actionable libels and slanders. CC took Ross to court, but Ross didn't show up. Ross, no doubt shaking in fear that the blustering from his third-rate brain wouldn't really impress a judge in an actual court of law so he didn't even try to respond, and instead cowered at home, leaving the judge with no other option but to rule in CC's favour and award him, in total, $85,000.
Now, Ross is hiding like some cockroach after the light was turned on. Alternating between bouts of nauseous weeping and fits of increasingly pathetic petulance. Hiding! That, and I hear he's been getting steadily fatter gorging on comfort food and booze.
Patrick me boy, ... you're right about one thing: EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS is a lot of money. Maybe you thought you'd strike oil in Wingnuttia the way Ezra Levant or Michael Taube did. Alas! It's a lottery Patrick, and your numbers didn't win (yet!).
But look, just add that EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS to your student loan debt, come up with a payment plan, and start doing all that hard work you believe in your fantasies is all that is standing between every Canadian and the American dream. Personal responsibility. Accountability. The rule of law. Those are all supposed to be "conservative" values, right Patrick? It's time you started walking the walk.