I was crossing the steel bridege from the east bank esplanade today, and upon crossing, noticed the waterfront was sealed with a fence, and several U.S. troops in full camo-atire and helmets. Several of them had big-ass fucking machine guns! There was also a U.S. Coast guard boat near the bridge, also with huge fucking guns pointed up at the bridege (nice to cross the bridge with those pointing at you, huh?).
upon asking what the deal was, the solder said that the navy fleet/boats were in town for the rose fest.
*why havent i noticed this at previous years rose festivals?
*have they always closed of portions of the waterfront?
*are the machines guns really fucking nessasary?
i found it pretty intimidating and was wondering if material law had broke out.
i urge everyone to go down and take a look at this. i cant believe my eyes! maybe this is what the future holds, i dont know. i just wonder if the guns are really needed (atleast in public view like that)....