Always On Watch informed me that Obama's birthday, August 4, falls on the anniversary of the famous Lizzie Borden murders. On August 4, 1892, in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, someone hacked Lizzie's parents to death with an ax. Her step-mom was found dead in an upstairs bedroom and her father was hacked beyond recognition as he napped on his living room couch. Most people think Lizzie did it, but she was acquitted of the crime at trial, and lived in luxury for the rest of her days, spending mom and dad's fortune. Oh well.
Children liked to chant a rhyme in front of Lizzie's door and then run. The rhyme was:
Lizzie Borden took an ax,
Gave her mother forty whacks;
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
Obama has some things in common with Lizzie Borden, and here's a cartoon to prove it. (AOW deserves credit for the idea and is also running this cartoon):
Read more about the Lizzie Bordern murders here (with gruesome photos) and at Wikipedia here.
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