Well, it turns out that my car was damaged by the "tornado hail" a few days back. Looking at it closely today in the sunlight, I noticed dozens of tiny little dents all over it, and a few scratches on the hood. (Still nothing like the Socorro thing, but annoying nonetheless.)
But as they say, bad things come in threes. New Mexico is one of the states being hit hard by the E. coli spinach outbreak.
And now there's some dillhole threatening to start shooting people at random if the City of Las Cruces doesn't pay him a ransom. I was in Virginia when John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo were going around shooting people. Few things piss me off more than idiots who, when they decide to go on a shooting spree, don't have the decency to start with themselves. Personally, I doubt this guy will make good on his threats, but you never know - tomorrow is Dieciséis de Septiembre, a big Aggies game, and some parades, plenty of venues to cause a ruckus.
I guess I'm hoping that the whole "bad things clustering in threes" thing is the case, because if you look at this as a "trend line" instead, we'd have aliens from outer space zapping people with death rays before long...