I have no words to describe how I’m feeling about the school shooting in Nashville yesterday. I’ve been processing everything – the fact that I knew two of the adults killed and and that the children massacred were only nine years old and that I regularly visit Green Hills and that I’m worried the shooter’s transgender identity will cause further unwarranted action against the LGBTQIA+ community, and so many other things – and it’s all I can do to keep from crying.

But what can I do?

I live in a state that actively dismantles gun regulation – Gov. Bill Asshat Lee has allowed permitless carry since 2021 – and that hates anyone who isn’t white, male, straight, or Christian. Our leaders in this godforsaken state will spout their thoughts and prayers in one breath and praise gun makers in their next. They’ll go after drag queens instead of actually solving problems like school shootings, ban abortion but forget the kids once they’re born …

I vote every chance I get and yet the GOP has people in a choke hold. Gerrymandering at its finest, I guess, but at the same time, it’s like living in a state of perpetual hate and fear of The Other is okay.

I don’t understand it. At all.

I absolutely hate it here.

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