Georgia Public Broadcasting is out to prove that it has a sense of humor.
On Saturday, the state network will tape a performance of the Capitol Steps, a political satire troupe usually found on public radio only, at the old Rialto theater in downtown Atlanta.
The program will be aired later on GPB, and marketed to other PBS stations as well. We’re looking forward to “Ebony and Ovaries,” a musical duet between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Levi Johnson is also likely to make an appearance.
An 8 p.m. performance is sold out.
An anti-tax group will gather in Roswell on Saturday morning where members will be encouraged to burn their AARP cards in protest of that organization’s support of Democratic efforts at health care reform.
The 10 a.m. event is sponsored by Americans For Prosperity. U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) is to be there, as will some area physicians. Location is the Roswell Country Club. Other details can be found here.
The event is clearly a sign that Republicans won’t just be targeting Democrats who have backed the effort – they’re going after the large organizations that have offered succor.
The collapse, however temporary, of health care reform in Washington is bound to encourage GOP efforts against U.S. Reps. John Barrow of Savannah and Jim Marshall of Macon, both white Democrats.
On Thursday, Republican businesswoman Angela Hicks announced against Marshall. Her message: “Democrats in Washington are intentionally or inadvertently destroying the economic fabric of our great nation.”
Backers include state Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) and two Republicans who tried, and failed, to oust Marshall – Calder Clay and Rick Goddard.
The Rev. Joe Beasley of Atlanta says he’s leaving today on a five-day mission to Haiti representing the group Atlanta Ascension. Beasley is already calling for the evacuation of the devastated city of Port-au-Prince.
“We believe the population has to be evacuated for the city to be rebuilt and be sustainable,” Beasley said.
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