Tim Norton

A Republic in name only.

The shock is only fading now. On Election Night, the electoral map oozed red as every pundit, pollster, prognosticator and pretender submitted their credentials as paid fools, dupes and spittle spewing partisans for the media’s zombie waltz with the corporate […]

Code Orange and Bottle Blonde Ambition clash in Thunderdome 3

On the night of October 19, the national waterboarding known collectively as the three presidential debates came to an end. There are 19 days left before this nation chooses a spray tanned fascist with a satanic comb over or a […]

Mussolini and The Queen take their bows.

A new medical term needs to be invented describing an acute malady and no Jerry Lewis Telethon is likely to help. The symptoms are likely to feature writers hunched over keyboards, cold coffee in hand. The affliction features a bulls […]

The remains of the fray

Bernie Sanders has emerged with a much needed primary win in the Hoosier State, Ted Cruz’s electoral push shot has missed the “ring” and Donald Trump will be the first political zombie to win the nomination of a major

And a little bird shall lead them…

Nothing is more lame than a blogger offering excuses as to why he or she has not posted lately. Call it, “Trump Fatigue” in this case. Rule one for writing is not to repeat yourself and I had already devoted […]

The Constitution comes a Courtin’.

Justice Antonin Scalia died on a Texas hunting trip recently, where hand raised birds were nurtured to the edge of maturity, only to be blown to smithereens on their maiden flights by the Judge who gave the world DC v. […]

Obama’s last bow, GOP zombies and Hill the Thrill’s conscription of spawn.

Apologies for the long delay between posts. As of this date, my Christmas tree is still up, the New Year’s resolutions were never made and the Christmas fruitcake is leading in the Republican polls. To make up for the time […]

The Donald leads the Neo Know Nothings into political oblivion

The Know Nothings were an anti Catholic, anti immigrant group in the 1850’s. They often met in secret and feared Catholic, Irish and German immigrants as a threat to the white, Protestant order of their day. Donald Trump has christened […]

Carson, Trump and winning with flat out crazy

Ben Carson once rooted around in the brains of children and made a good reputation as a neurosurgeon. His own brain has enough bat crazy pathologies to merit his own wing at the Rubber Room Academy of

Reaching first at last.

As I sit down to write this personal statement in applying to the MFA program in writing at Brown University, I preface it with the knowledge that I have had to create a unique community when traditional ones have been […]