Swing State

Politics and Humor…but I repeat myself

Between Two Ferns w/Zach Galifianakis…Perfect

“So I hear you won a golden globe…I’ll mark that under who gives a shit…”


January 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Lady Gaga (googoo) in The D tonight…

I see via FaceBook some of my friends are going…I also see via Facebook I have many more homosexual friends than I originally thought I did.

Here is some awesome GaGa from before she was a freak.

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

TV and Cultural Icon Threatens to Quit Over Program Time Slot Move

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me.  For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky.  That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with MTV to star on “The Jersey Shore.”  I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future.  It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule.  Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with Jersey Shore  in its infancy, MTV has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, MTV executives told me they intended to move Jersey Shore to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35.  For 60 years the Jersey Shore has aired immediately following the late local news.  I sincerely believe that delaying the Jersey Shore into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting.  The Jersey Shore at 12:05 simply isn’t the The Jersey Shore.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it.  My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Jersey Shore. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction.  Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter.  But with the Jersey Shore, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next.  My hope is that MTV and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.



January 12, 2010 Posted by | Just For Fun, News from the News, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wow…it has been a minute

Thought I would start blogging again…where to begin…hmmm???

How ’bout what I have been up to these last two years…nah who cares.  WAIT…I GOT IT!

January 12, 2010 Posted by | Just For Fun | , , | Leave a comment

So the fight sucked…but here is to “Money” Mayweather at his best

May 7, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The Michigan Primary (And around and around we go!)

OK, so today Florida voted to move its primary up to Jan. 29.  What does that mean for Michigan?  Well, MDP Chairman Mark Brewer has been quoted as saying:

“I have consulted with Michigan Democratic leaders and the consensus is that the MDP will hold its Caucus on Saturday, February 9, 2008 provided all other states abide by the DNC scheduling rules,” Brewer said. “There is also a consensus among our leaders that if any state schedules its caucus or primary in violation of the DNC’s rules, Michigan will move its Caucus to an earlier date. That earlier date may be on or before the date of the offending state’s caucus or primary.”

 ~March 1st 2007

Is he going to stand by his words? Only time will tell.

What about the Republicans?

Well according to this article, last month “Michigan Republicans….voted-to hold their presidential primary next Feb. 5, but agreed they would move up the date if Michigan Democrats go earlier.”

The main reason for the move according to MIGOP Chairman Saul Anuzis is to hold a primary on the same day and the Democratic party.

To make matter worse, the MDP is asking that municiplaties have their primary locations to them by June 1st.  There is only one problem with that…no one knows what date to reserve the sites for.

From my best guess, if MDP Chairman Mar Brewer hold true to his word, it looks like a joint primary or caucus on Jan. 29 for Michigan.



There have been some reports that moving up might not matter as much because states will be penalized by loosing delegates.  There has also been some reports that certain candidates will not participate in states that buck party rules. (Edwards)

Well, I have a couple thoughts on that.

1st – Florida and Michigan are both large states …if they are both penalized the combination of there two delegates will still be more the enough to entice candidates.

2nd – And this goes without saying, winning them will generate momentum for candidates going into Super Tuesday no matter what anyone tells you.  Candidates will not be able to pass that up…plain and simple.

May 3, 2007 Posted by | Michigan Politics, News from the News | Leave a comment

Dome Nation Episode #1

May 3, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


April 29, 2007 Posted by | Just For Fun, News from the News | Leave a comment

Romney in Michigan

Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney will be speaking at the following GOP functions this week in Michigan –



9411 E.M-36



Saginaw LD Breakfast830am
Germania Club

Genesee LD Lunch12noon


400 Saginaw St


Eaton/Ingham LDD7pm
Summit Sportsplex

9410 Davis Hwy


April 27, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Romney takes a jab at McCain

Politico has an interesting thought on  a part of Romney’s Iraq supplemental Vote press release.  Was he taking a jab at McCain…it sure sounds like it to me.

From politico.com

“Of course the DNC and Romney folks which much rather have us focus on the fact that McCain missed the supplemental vote today. The bill passed 51-46, so McCain’s presence would not have had an impact.  Still, the Romney campaign couldn’t help but to include the following not-very-subtle in the last sentence of their release:

“We must also thank those senators who recorded their support for our troops and voted against this timeline for withdrawal.”

It might not be a very good idea for Governor Romney to go after McCain, someone who has stood behind the troops at every stop, for not being on record to support them.

Especially considering his track record of attendance during his last term of office.

See below.

Romney left Mass. on 212 days in ’06

Visited 35 states; built a national network

Laying the foundation of a presidential candidacy, Governor Mitt Romney has spent all or part of 212 days outside Massachusetts so far in 2006, an average of more than four days on the road each week, a Globe review of his public schedules shows.

Since announcing a year ago he would not seek reelection, Romney has been a one-man barnstorming show, traveling to 35 states and eight countries and logging well over 200,000 air miles.

Read the rest here.

April 27, 2007 Posted by | News from the News | Leave a comment

The Dems Debate

Watching it now…thoughts after it is over.

April 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Breaking News: Sheryl Crow exposed in mummy costume at 99′ Halloween party after calling for a reduction in the use of toilet paper!!!!

Environmental activist Sheryl Crow  shocked the work recently when she called for a reduction in toilet paper use as a means by which the average person can save the planet.

“Crow said that in order to save the planet, people should be -in most cases – limited to one square of toilet paper.  I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming,” Crow wrote.  “Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. “I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting.”

In a story that you heard first at Swing State the recent discovery of pictures of Ms. Crow from a 1999 Halloween party dressed as a Mummy and covered from head to toe in the toxic pollutant have seriously called into question her statements calling for a reduction in toilet paper use.

While Ms. Crow has been unavailable for comment, a source who wishes to remain anonymous, has also cited Ms. Crow’s participation in numerous “TP”ing incidents at rival sorority houses while in college.  These reports are merely speculation at this point.

I just got off the phone with the Charmin Bears and they had this to say about the apparent hypocrisy in Ms. Crow’s statements in light of her behavior:



“We found it very disconcerting that Ms. Crow would dissuade others from enjoying the soft and fluffy delights that our products bring into the lives of consumers when she herself has apparently misused our products for recreational purposes.”

“We would also like to add that as far as we are concerned, after seeing pictures of Ms. Crow she is also under suspicion in our community for breaking into our house, sleeping in our beds, and eating our porrage.”



April 23, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

New Michigan Poll

A new strategic vision poll has been released with some new 08′ numbers for the mighty mitten.

Click on the graph below for a nice breakdown of the Republican race from Michigan Cooler.

Here are the Dems numbers:

Hillary Clinton 29%
Barack Obama 24%
John Edwards 22%
Joseph Biden 3%
Bill Richardson 3%
Christopher Dodd 1%
Dennis Kucinich 1%
Undecided 17%

 Granholm numbers:

Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Jennifer Granholm’s job performance?
Approve 44%
Disapprove 41% 
                                                                                                      Undecided 15%

I also found this to be a very interesting poll question and I am still trying to figure out how the current crop of GOP Prez contenders numbers fit in with these responses.

 11. How important is it for the Republican presidential candidate to be a conservative Republican in the mode of Ronald Reagan?

Very Important 39%
Somewhat Important 19%
Not Very Important 9%
Not Important 15%
Undecided 18%




April 21, 2007 Posted by | Michigan Politics, News from the News | Leave a comment

Alec Baldwin not at his best vs. Alec Baldwin at his best

Not at his best (A message he left for his 12 year old daughter)

Almost his best

****Award winning****

April 20, 2007 Posted by | Just For Fun, News from the News | Leave a comment

Obama sounds off about violence; ends up sounding like a moron

Listen here

Michelle Malkin had a quick synopsis on her blog for those who are two lazy to listen to the whole thing.

He said we are a violence obsessed culture. “We glorify it, we encourage it, we ignore it.” In what honestly was a very boring, dry, rambling speech, he then listed a litany of examples of how violent we are. He excoriated “verbal violence” and specifically mentioned Imus but, tellingly, not Ludacris. Then, he mentioned violent crime in Milwaukee, and other examples of how violent we all are. In one bizarre example, he said that he was also talking about the “violence” of men and woman who lose their jobs to other countries. HUH?And then he mentioned IRAQ…He started out by saying that our culture of violence is rooted in our supposed incapacity to understand we are all connected fundamentally as people (kumbayah!). We are still trapped in a belief that we can impose our wills on each other and differentiate ourselves and make ourselves feel better from one another because of the accidents of birth or race or gender, he said. We still think about our role in the world and foreign policy as if the children of Darfur are somehow less than the children here, and so we tolerate violence there. And then he said in that context:

“We base our decisions in terms of sending our young men and women to war not on the necessity of defending ourselves but the belief that somehow with military force we can achieve aims that should be achieved through diplomacy and alliances.”

April 17, 2007 Posted by | News from the News | Leave a comment

Now this brings back memories…

April 17, 2007 Posted by | Just For Fun | Leave a comment

Michigan GOP votes to move primary date up


“Michigan Republicans voted Saturday to hold their presidential primary next Feb. 5, but agreed they’d move up the date if Michigan Democrats go earlier.

“Our goal is to go Feb. 5, but I have the option to go earlier, if needed,” Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis said after a state central committee meeting he says grew heated at times.”

April 16, 2007 Posted by | Michigan Politics | Leave a comment

Who has better hair, Romney or Edwards?

“Well, John Edwards’ campaign for president spent $400 on February 20, and another $400 on March 7, at a top Beverly Hills men’s stylist, Torrenueva Hair Designs.”

~Ben Smith’s Blog 4/16/06

“The former governor of Massachusetts laid to rest on Friday any rumors that he dyes his hair black. His sleek dark coif, with just a hint of gray on his sideburns, is completely natural, he told reporters following a fundraiser in Milwaukee.

“I don’t dye it. I don’t color it and you can take a real close camera shot and see there’s a lot of gray mixed in with all that black,” said a laughing Romney.”

~Boston Globe 3/23/07

April 16, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment