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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: 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.


Cold Fusion: Yogi Berra Edition

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, catchers of all time. He appeared in eighteen All Star Games, won thirteen World Series as a player or coach, and was American League Most Valuable Player three times. What Yogi is most often remembered for these days are some of his unusual quotes which are a delightful combination of truth, wisdom, and ignorance. None of them were ever mean spirited to one particular person; however, Yogi did say “all pitchers are liars or crybabies.”


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-Chief Justice Machiavelli Edition

Call me an optimist, but I wonder if Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts woke up this morning and let out a big Muwahahahaha. Sure, he was the deciding vote in ruling ObamaCare constitutional, but he did it in such a way that one cannot help but think he was thinking long term. Very long term


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 […]