Inauguration Weirdness

It’s very strange to have these bands of National Guard soldiers roaming around town. What’s especially odd is that they seem to be mostly roaming fairly aimlessly—I saw four soldiers walking on south on 4th Street between L & K carrying a 12-pack of Mountain Dew. And they’re everywhere—it’s not as if there are any high-value targets in Bloomingdale, just a cool café and a somewhat odd organic bodega.

UPDATE: Also note that it’s not just the DC National Guard, they’ve shipped National Guardsmen in from other states under some kind of federal control deal.