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It looks like there are plenty of news items about what’s going to happen on 06/06/06 — will the fundies go apesh*t?

* Damien’s back as the remake of The Omen opens.

* Hell, Mich., Heats Up for 6-6-6 Party.

They’re planning a hot time in Hell on Tuesday. The day bears the date of 6-6-06, or abbreviated as 666 – a number that carries hellish significance. And there’s not a snowball’s chance in Hell that the day will go unnoticed in the unincorporated hamlet 60 miles west of Detroit. Nobody is more fired up than John Colone, the town’s self-styled mayor and owner of a souvenir shop.

“I’ve got ‘666’ T-shirts and mugs. I’m only ordering 666 (of the items) so once they’re gone, that’s it,” said Colone, also known as Odum Plenty. “Everyone who comes will get a letter of authenticity saying you’ve celebrated June 6, 2006, in Hell.” Most of Colone’s wares will sell for $6.66, including deeds to one square inch of Hell.

* Coulter’s 6-6-06 book launch bad omen for the left. WingNutDaily’s hot and bothered by her upcoming fish-wrapper.

Ann Coulter’s decision to launch of her latest and most explosive book yet on 6-6-06 – a date some have linked to the “mark of the beast” from the Book of Revelation – is a bad omen for liberals. “If a Martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation’s official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law,” Coulter writes in “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.”

* Some expectant mom’s are telling their doctors that they don’t want to deliver on that date.

If given a choice, some expectant mothers in Modesto want to avoid giving birth Tuesday. Their child’s birthday would be 06/06/06 — or 666 — which often is interpreted as the biblical mark referring to the devil, Satan, and the Antichrist, who will bring on the Apocalypse. Modesto physician Harvey Palitz said a couple of patients have asked to have a Caesarean section or their labor induced Monday because of the ominous date. “They didn’t want to have a kid with a birthday on 666,” he said of the once-in-a-century date. “Their fear is that it might really mean something.”

* A WingNutDaily reader even suggested last year that John Kerry was tied to “666”.

During his presidential campaign in Iowa today, Democrat John Kerry was surrounded by a sea of handheld signs displaying the number six on them.

…”The imagery of 666 appearing everywhere was too much to be ignored. I had to rewind my TIVO and shoot these photos of the TV screen.”

At this point, some of the bible beaters aren’t even sure it’s 666 that they need to worry about. One WND article suggested the number of the beast is 616.

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