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Column: George Washington, father of Spring Break

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

BEVERLY HILLS - God Bless America and how's everybody?

President's Day is the holiday traditionally set aside by Americans to honor the life and birthday of George Washington. At his Virginia plantation, he raised tobacco, distilled whiskey, brewed beer and grew hemp. He was recognized by young people throughout the Colonies as the Father of Spring Break.

Charles Manson broke off his engagement to his L.A. fiancee Tuesday. He learned she'd planned to claim his corpse when he dies in prison, place his body inside a glass display crypt and then sell tickets to see it. So to everybody who voted a month ago that this story couldn't get any weirder, you lost.

Tennessee lawmaker Jerry Sexton made national news Wednesday introducing a bill in the state legislature in Nashville to designate the Bible as the official state book of Tennessee. Not everyone embraces the idea. The Bible would replace Tennessee's current state book, the menu at Cracker Barrel.

San Francisco's new Archbishop demanded that all teachers and staffers in all four S.F. Catholic high schools sign a morality contract. Is this guy ever in the wrong town. Yesterday the wind was blowing so hard in San Francisco, it blew a gay guy into a movie theater showing Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Democratic Party picked Philadelphia as host city of the National Convention Friday. This could be historic. The Republicans never thought they had a chance of carrying single women voters until the Democrats came up with the idea of nominating Bill Clinton's wife in Bill Cosby's birthplace.

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