Saturday, February 09, 2008

Numerology Never Lies

Well, it may surprise my regular readers to learn that I’m a big believer in numerology. Here are some interesting numbers. I challenge anyone to explain them.

  • On a news report, I saw three people holding signs that said “Go Huckabee.” Taking the numerology of each sign:
    G = 7
    O = 15
    H = 8
    U = 21
    C = 3
    K = 11
    A = 1
    B = 2
    E = 5
    E = 5
    Those numbers total 78.
    Reduce to simplest form: Add 7 + 8 = 15.
    Reduce again: 1 + 5 = 6.
    So those three "Go Huckabee" signs, viewed next to one another = 666.
    Coincidence? I don’t think so.

  • Three signs said “Go Mike.”
    Taking the numerology of each sign:
    G = 7
    O = 15
    M = 13
    I = 9
    K = 11
    E =5
    Those numbers total 60.
    Reduce: 6 + 0 = 6.
    So those signs, viewed next to one another = 666.

  • Three signs said: “Mike Huckabee for President.”
    I'll let you work out the specifics:
    Mike = 38
    Huckabee = 56
    for = 39
    President = 110
    Add them up: 38 + 56 + 39 + 110 = 243
    Reduce: 2 + 4 + 3 = 9.
    Those three signs next to each other = 999. Innocent enough, right?
    Wrong! Here's where Huckabee is really sneaky.
    If you view those signs upside down, you get = 666!

  • Here’s the most chilling numerology of all.
    Add up all the letters in:
    “Go Huckabee for President of the United States, Two Thousand and Eight.”
    We already know that “Go Huckabee” = 78, “for” = 39, and “President” = 110.
    “of The United States” = 211
    “Two Thousand and Eight” = 228
    Take the total: 78 + 39 + 110 + 211 + 228 = 666!

Uh-oh! Don't say I didn't warn you.

[Addendum 6:47 p.m.:
I just saw the same news crawl on three different TV channels: Huckabee takes Kansas.
Huckabee = 56
takes = 56
Kansas = 65.
Add them up: 177.
Reduce 1 + 7 + 7 = 15; 1 + 5 = 6.
Three of them = 666.
Look, folks, I'm not making this shit up. Do the math!]


John Evo said...

First time ever that someone has got me to buy into a supernatural explanation of anything. LOOK - the numbers simply COULD NOT be wrong that many times. There HAS to be a truth embedded in this. Thanks for exposing this, Ex. I think we should go to all of the Christian blogs and link them to this post.

Danny Boy, FCD said...

LOL, that's so funny! Thanks for the tip! :)

Anonymous said...

I think the DEMOCRATS need your services. I use something else to decide who is evil...MY BRAIN.

Gov. Huckabee's advocacy of the FairTax is the single most important policy position in this election. Research findings explain why:

The FairTax rate of 23 percent on a total taxable consumption base of $11.244 trillion will generate $2.586 trillion dollars – $358 billion more than the taxes it replaces [BHKPT].

The FairTax has the broadest base and the lowest rate of any single-rate tax reform plan [THBP].

Real wages are 10.3 percent, 9.5 percent, and 9.2 percent higher in years 1, 10, and 25, respectively than would otherwise be the case [THBNP].

The economy as measured by GDP is 2.4 percent higher in the first year and 11.3 percent higher by the 10th year than it would otherwise be [ALM].

Consumption benefits [ALM]:

• Disposable personal income is higher than if the current tax system remains in place: 1.7 percent in year 1, 8.7 percent in year 5, and 11.8 percent in year 10.

• Consumption increases by 2.4 percent more in the first year, which grows to 11.7 percent more by the tenth year than it would be if the current system were to remain in place.

• The increase in consumption is fueled by the 1.7 percent increase in disposable (after-tax) personal income that accompanies the rise in incomes from capital and labor once the FairTax is enacted.

• By the 10th year, consumption increases by 11.7 percent over what it would be if the current tax system remained in place, and disposable income is up by 11.8 percent.

Over time, the FairTax benefits all income groups. Of 42 household types (classified by income, marital status, age), all have lower average remaining lifetime tax rates under the FairTax than they would experience under the current tax system [KR].

Implementing the FairTax at a 23 percent rate gives the poorest members of the generation born in 1990 a 13.5 percent improvement in economic well-being; their middle class and rich contemporaries experience a 5 percent and 2 percent improvement, respectively [JK].

Based on standard measures of tax burden, the FairTax is more progressive than the individual income tax, payroll tax, and the corporate income tax [THBPN].

Charitable giving increases by $2.1 billion (about 1 percent) in the first year over what it would be if the current system remained in place, by 2.4 percent in year 10, and by 5 percent in year 20 [THPDB].

On average, states could cut their sales tax rates by more than half, or 3.2 percentage points from 5.4 to 2.2 percent, if they conformed their state sales tax bases to the FairTax base [TBJ].

The FairTax provides the equivalent of a supercharged mortgage interest deduction, reducing the true cost of buying a home by 19 percent [WM].

ALERT: Kotlikoff refutes Bruce Bartlett's shabby critiques of the FairTax.

Ruth Ueland said...

Guess what, I could come up with 666 out your own name most likely, seeing you can come up with it for anything associated with Governor Huckabee. Governor Huckabee is a GREAT, WONDERFUL, and AWESOME candidate for President. He is the best one we have had in a long time.
By the way, my Mom tried some of that number stuff a couple of years ago and it amounted to zilch. She thought something bad was going to happen of 6/6/06, but as it turned out nothing bad happened that day.
Note to John evo: I am deleting the comment you made on my blog.

The Exterminator said...


Your comment is lifted almost completely verbatim from this one at Slate.

Now, you've used 13 links in your comment, which is about 12 too many. It's fucking rude. If you're quoting yourself, you could easily have just linked once to your brilliant dissertation, for which I'm certain Slate was grateful. That would have been sufficient to take my breath away at the depth of your Googling ability on fair-tax issues.

If you're not quoting yourself, you've used someone else's intellectual property to make yourself appear better informed than you are. You also may have actually infringed on someone else's copyright.

Kamina said...

I was all high on numbers and then Ian killed my buzz. Jerk.

Anonymous said...

Wow, where'd the fucktards come from?

Oops, that was rude! My bad!

Very funny, Exterminator.

John Evo said...

Ruth - I know your SISTER!

Lynet said...

Okay, people actually think you're serious? That's got to be the funniest aspect of this post.

Considering the number of mischeivous Friendly Atheist posts that use '666' as a sort of atheist badge of pride, though, I think you're giving Huckabee too much credit by awarding it to him.

Franco said...

And that image of Huckabee under Exteminator's post?

Actual picture of him without his makeup. True story.

PhillyChief said...

Brilliant math skills and I'm so glad to see 4 posts in a row with at least one graphic. :)

As for Ian, well, I suppose now the intertubes have to have the vacuum filled that the loss of Paulians has created. Now we'll be plagued with Huckleberry's Hounds running helter skelter and pooping everywhere. Fucking great.
Btw, I love the comment on Slate in response to the research sources for the asshat stats of Huckleberry's tax plan:
All of these sources come from Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. BHI's clients include oil companies, the Heritage Foundation, and the Pacific Research Institute. Basically, you're looking at "research" paid for by corporate interests and right-wing think tanks.
The comment by ConcernedCitizen also is pretty damn good.

I have to agree with Ishy. Stepping in shit is a definite buzz kill.

The (Parenthetical) Atheist said...

Of course, given the Republican's mathematical abilities (cut taxes, increase spending and balance the budget), I think they were actually trying to come up with 42 (which, come to think of it, adds internally to six, so . . .).

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, I'm so confused now!

If Mike Huckabee is the anti-christ, does that mean atheists should vote for him? Or, do we just want to make Christians think Huckabee's the anti-christ so they won't vote for him?

What's the real message here, Ex? I know it all means something but my Grumpy Lion decoder ring isn't working on this one.

The Exterminator said...

chappy, you asked:
What's the real message here, Ex?

The real message is this:
C=3, H=8, A=1, P=16, P=16, Y=25.

If you add those up, you and the deacon might be in for a pleasant surprise.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Hilarious. And I just tried to watch The Number 23 yesterday and it was exactly like that - including the cheating to make it work. Brilliant. You, not them.

Anonymous said...


LOL! My number is certainly more stimulating than Huck's.

John Evo said...

As Val Kilmer responded to an implication of "cheating" in "Tombstone",

"Why Ridger, what ARE you sayin'"?

Anonymous said...

Jeez, this stuff is running rampant. She's on Coast-to-Coast AM right now! (1:00am EST) (If you subscribe to Streamlink, you can replay it.)

the blogger formerly known as yinyang said...

Beast's real mark devalued to '616'

Though, I guess since his parents named him before this report came out, I guess they were still trying to send that message. And, of course, since they were divinely inspired by God or something, than I guess He just forgot which number it was. He's kind of old, so these things are bound to happen.

The Exterminator said...


Well, why should anybody care what a couple of old Greeks said. True Christians, like the fundamentalists here in God's favorite country, know that 666 is the number of the beast.

You atheists are always trying to make trouble.

bullet said...

I'm interested in what John wrote on Ruth's blog.

Anonymous said...

I second Bullet's query. Come on, John, give up the goods.

John Evo said...

I was just "trolling". :)

The Ridger, FCD said...

Oh, c'mon. Turning it upside down? That's like sometimes counting the century and sometimes not, whatever makes it work. It's cheating. But it's exactly how numerology works.

Babs Gladhand said...

This is so weird. I made three signs last night about Mike and this is just too freaky.

My signs read:

Mikey is one big asshole.

Mikey = 63
is = 28
one = 34
big = 18
asshole = 79

Which equals 222 x 3 signs = 666!

Dude is totally the anti-christ.

The Exterminator said...


I'm always grateful to have another scientist confirm my findings. Thanks for the additional evidence in support of my hypothesis.

I only pray we're not too late to STOP THIS MONSTER!!

JP said...

You guys are too funny. Ex, I wish I had a mind like yours....

Anonymous said...

Hey, maybe Ex and Babs could start their own numerology cult. It would complement the Church of the Groundhog very nicely.

Anonymous said...

You left off the most important one. If you plug "Michael D Huckabee" into an English Gematria calculator, it actually does add up to 666. Heh.

Here's one from a Baptist church no less: