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Virginia leaders tout economic benefits of proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline

Virginia elected officials, business leaders and advocates from across the Commonwealth released the following statements today following an announcement by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources and AGL Resources about the economic benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Chris Saxman chosen to head up Va FREE business advocacy group

Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (VA FREE) announced today that it has chosen Chris Saxman as the organization’s next executive director.


Cold Fusion: Campaign Finance Reform Edition

Recently over lunch, again, a former colleague of mine, from the party of which I am not a member, and I discussed a major difference between DC and Virginia politics. We both agreed that Virginia’s law banning legislators from raising money or even attending fundraisers during Session was worth replicating at the federal level.


Cold Fusion: Am I a Democrat?

After I graduated college from Washington and Lee University, I moved to Brooklyn to take a job with Lord and Taylor as an assistant buyer in…wait for it… women’s moderate blouses.


Cold Fusion: Droopy Drawers Edition

Cold Fusion has been on sabbatical due to the brief illness and eventual passing of my mom on January 14th. I started back up writing a few weeks ago and posting on my website’s blog – www.chrissaxman.com; however, my Cold Fusion emails were very special to mom. She reviewed every one of them before I hit send. Like just about every son, I didn’t take all of her edits, but I soaked up her praise.


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Replacement Referees Edition

Strange isn’t it? No one is complaining about any, and I mean ANY, decisions made by the referees in the National Football League. (If you don’t watch the NFL, you will need to stick around for this one…bear with me…) Naturally, some people might not like a call being made because it went against their team costing them yardage or even some points. No real complaints though.


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – VEEP Debate Edition

Following up on the election changing debate performance by Governor Mitt Romney, Congressman Ryan will need to do one thing – just keep the narrative going.


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Imagine Edition

With apologies to John Lennon, who in a previous Cold Fusion was outed as a Born Again Christian Reagan Republican, the lyrics to his famous song “Imagine” follow this post in, as Jimmy Buffet would say, “a slightly different point of view.” Okay…I’m a little sick and tired of the election just like you are, but let’s get one thing straight real quick – other than Gallup and Rasmussen, the polling being reported is bupkis.


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – God, Gators, and Government Edition

During the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday morning down here on the bayou off Vacherie Road in Glencoe, Louisiana, a hearty band of hunters set out to do their part in controlling the alligator population.


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Multiple Choice Test Akin v Biden 2012 Edition.

In 2000, US Senate Candidate and former Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash two weeks before his election with US Senator from Missouri John Ashcroft


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Political Rally Safety Act Edition

Lost amidst all the consternation brought to us by President Obama’s now famous line that business owners “did not build” their businesses and that “Someone else did that” is the fact that political rallies are a clear and present danger to public safety


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – The Avengers Sequel Edition

The price of Hollywood movies gives me great pause when it comes to deciding to go to a theatre and take in a flick


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Talladega Nights Edition

There is a race on in the District of Columbia quasi-intelligentsia to win the “It’s Not My Fault Award”


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Slurpee Edition

As I shared with you in earlier Cold Fusions, I am blessed with picking up our 12 year old daughter, Nora, from school


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Game Change Edition

The book Game Change by Mark Halperin and Joh Heileman is about the historic 2008 presidential election. There are twenty three (23) chapters in the book. The first fourteen (14) are devoted to the Democratic nomination. The next three are about the Republican nomination which are followed by the final six chapters covering the Obama-McCain […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Free Bourbon Edition

Cold Fusion’s purpose, from its conception, was to provide readers with thought provoking views and/or ideas to advance the cause of human freedom and liberty. Unable to keep up with the times, I must submit to the reality that I was playing the wrong game. I assumed that the everyone had a mutual goal that […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-The Hills Are Alive Edition

America is poised to enter a very new stage of her history – she is about to choose, for the first time, between candidates for president from both major political parties who call the suburbs their home. No more will Americans be choosing between candidates who grew up poor on the hardscrabble streets of Crossroads, […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Super Bowl Controversies Edition

Lacking any controversial calls during the actual playing of Super Bowl XLVI, the nation seems to be fixated on the various human behaviors outside of the game itself. While 111.3 million people watched the actual game, 3 million more watched Madonna’s halftime show for a grand total of 114 plus or minus million people all […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Super Bowl Ads Edition

I had only three reasons to watch the Super Bowl this year. 1. It was the last football game until college spring games in April 2. Whether or not the score was going to be close to my prediction of 20-17 and well under the Over/Under Las Vegas put on the game of 54.5 points.  […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Dude? Was That You? Edition

On a crowded elevator turn to the friend next to you and say “Dude! Really? On an elevator? Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to apologize for my friend. I want to assure you that I will be having a man to man conversation about his behavior. Oh man, this is just awful! It’s not […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-State of the Union Edition

Wednesday afternoon I sat down in the recently renovated and undecorated customer lounge at Charlie Obaugh’s Buick/GMC dealership to read President Obama’s State of The Union address. This was necessitated by the fact that the twelve year blocked my attempt to do so on the way home from a basketball game the night previous. Rather […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Like I’m Not Even Kidding Edition

Picking up one’s twelve-year-old daughter from school is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. h/t Forrest Gump. And then she opens the door thus beginning the conversation – “My coach hates me…” “What’s for dinner?” “I need some deodorant, I totally reek…” Hi Sweetie. How was your […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Jazz Edition

Heading down a quiet yet active street that passes aging, solidly built middle class homes, the youngest member of the clan, dressed in his football practice uniform, asked, “Dad, what’s jazz?” He had seen the display on the XM Radio of a channel that had the word JAZZ on it and asked a simple question […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-London Calling Edition Aug. 18

Caller on line two. Go ahead John from Churchville. John : Where are you on the issues? Well, John. We all have them. So, ask away but be please be specific. That goes for anyone else out there in Cold Fusion Country. Ask away… Now back to our program. 1979 saw the release of London […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Eminem Edition

So the big debtbacle is finally over. You wish. This is just the start. This is the new normal. Everything from here on out will be negotiated until the final hours. That is until we set the debt and fiscal trajectory on a better path and for a period of time up to the final […]


Chris Saxman: The Holy Grail/Gang of Six Edition

The oldest child is set to leave for college in 32 days – *sniff* My academic recollection from the freshman fall of 1983 is the Monty Python classic movie “The Holy Grail”. Ah, memories. *sniff* One does not develop a working knowledge of such a piece of cinematic brilliance by watching it in a single […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Bull Durham Edition

After sitting in the stands for a doubleheader between the Pirates and the Nationals, one becomes keenly aware that the only thing that works in DC is professional baseball. Everything pretty much to the west of the functionally unimpressive Nationals stadium can be summed up by the scene in Bull Durham where veteran minor leaguer […]


Chris Saxman: Bachmann Overdrive Edition

The political world has turned its attention to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann after her impressive Nashua debate performance and her announcement to run for President of the United States. Cold Fusion HQ has gone on the record in stating that she will not win the presidency as it thinks it is just not going to happen. […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion-Nashua Debate Edition

It’s not that we have a deficit, we usually have had one, it’s that the deficit is 1.6 Trillion. It’s not that we have illegal immigrants, we always have, it’s that the numbers are close to 20 million. It’s not that we have debt, we always have, it’s that it is 14 Trillion. It’s not […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Thunder Road Edition

But first a word from our sponsor. With the recent decision by President Obama to open up more domestic resources of oil and natural gas, I thought you should be aware of a tremendously important energy infrastructure project that is up for consideration by our federal government. America needs all sources of energy to power […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Ghostbusters Edition

If there’s something strange/In your neighborhood Who you gonna call? United States Navy SEAL Team Six! That’s who! I emailed a good friend of mine whose brother was one of the victims of the World Trade Center attack and asked how his family was doing after learning Usama bin Swimming with the Fishes. His reply […]


Chris Saxman: Cold Fusion – Corn Flakes Edition

Having spent the last fortnight on hiatus due to the Easter holiday, our attention is returned. It’s good to take a mental health break and stop thinking for awhile or in many of our cases simply over thinking. When society begins to accept the dramatic and profound linkage between mental and physical health, we will […]