Thoughts and prayers are insufficient. But that's the only thing I've got that's even remotely productive right now. Three to eleven shots each. The anger I feel is crippling. I cannot fathom what the parents of these kids are going through. These babies were butchered, plain and simple.
I suppose it's a testament to just how far gone we are as a nation. I didn't cry after Columbine. I didn't cry after Virginia Tech or Aurora. Sadly enough, it's getting to the point where school shootings are routine. But this right here just broke me.
My daughter just turned four. Most everyday at around 7:30 she sits at the window and watches the bus come by to pick up her little buddies. She can't wait to go to school. Up until this past Friday I was of the same mind.
Now I just feel sick. And reading the typical conservative response about how if only the teachers were strapped...and how guns don't kill people they just offer strong suggestions on how to do so effectively...and how if only these sick individuals could just get mental care (shame that these are the very same people who are decimating Medicaid and other venues to actually receive such care) just makes me feel shittier. I doubt much will come from this tragedy. I so hope that I'm wrong.
But the nagging question remains, "if this doesn't force you to reevaluate shit what the fuck will?" If first graders aren't worthy of your reconsideration who is? Toddlers? Infants? Zygotes? You just let us all know where exactly you sick fucks are willing to draw the line. We've been waiting.