Tonight anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 people will converge upon the Georgia Capitol to shake their fists and dangle their rage-filled teabags in protest over nanny-state, big-spending guvmint!
Notables expected to bask in the spotlight or face possible jeers include America's Most Noble Human Sean Hannity, former U.S. Rep. Dick Armey of Texas, a country singer, and this guy who wants you to know about the dangers of the approaching digital TV signal conversion. State lawmakers include Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, and Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers of Woodstock.
The Tea Party at the Capitol combined with Braves traffic could possibly create a traffic nightmare, said Paul Marshall, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
Marshall advises using MARTA if going to either event, and he urged Braves fans traveling by car to take the Fulton Street exit off the Downtown Connector to avoid the area surrounding the Capitol, where he said the Hannity event could draw thousands.
Yes, MARTA, the same public transit system that many of the GOP honchos who are attending or contributing to tonight's event kissed off during the legislative session.
If you do decide to drive to the protest on the metro region's heavily subsidized road system, be prepared for gridlock. The AJC quotes Marshall as saying the worst traffic will be during rush hour and at approximately 11 p.m., when all the protesters have returned to their cars and traveled back to Angryland. CBS Atlanta has a list of road closures. Central Atlanta Progress and the Georgia Building Authority have maps of nearby parking lots. MARTA, however, will be your best bet. Check out Citizens for Progressive Transit's A-TRAIN trip planner for the best route to and from public transportation.
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