300_coast_guard Well here’s your government at work ladies and gents: The U.S. Coast Guard managed to freak the hell out of Washington DC residents this morning when they opened fire on a boat near the Memorial and 14th Street bridges. They now claim that it was all just a “training exercise,” though it appears as though no one at the Coast Guard bothered to warn the locals that they’d be causing a ruckus on September 11th while memorial services attended by President Obama took place nearby. (UPDATE: The Coast Guard is now saying that no shots were fired during what was a “routine training exercise.”) ICNN & WTOPI