The Apocalypse of December 21. It was a close thing. Though not associated with any of the misrepresentations about the Mayan calender, we almost lost the planet yesterday. The NRA's long awaited solution to school shootings - armed guards. The simultaneous explosion of so many irony meters almost set fire to the atmosphere. The NRA - long preaching a mantra of gun ownership being the only safeguard against a police state, suggest that the solution to idiots with guns is a police state.