Sonoran Hot Dogs

Sonoran hot dog

From the article “Serving up a special treat: Sonoran hot dogs

For the uninitiated, Sonoran hot dogs are bacon-wrapped wieners piled high with beans, mayonnaise, cheese, onions, tomatoes — and for the more daring, mushrooms, guacamole, salsa and jalapeƱo peppers — all stuffed inside a fluffy white Mexican roll called a bolillo.

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are a fast-food staple in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south. Known as “hot dogs estilo Sonora,” they are so popular, Sonorenses, as people from that state are called, eat them as often as Mexicans in other states eat tacos.

A true crossover hybrid of American and Mexican border culture, Sonoran hot dogs also have long been popular in Arizona communities closer to the border. In Tucson, scores of restaurants and street vendors sell Sonoran hot dogs. This past summer, a battle between rival vendors became so heated, the FBI got involved. In the end, one Sonoran hot-dog vendor was charged with trying to extort $600,000 from another.

Sonoran Hot Dog photo from Hal Dick on Flickr.


FBI PIRACY DIVISIONWhile I was waiting for my truck to be ready at MBS, I was on my computer and decided to look for some wireless networks. Although there is a small office building near the shop I seriously doubt there is a FBI Piracy Division located there. I also seriously doubt they would name their wireless network “FBI PIRACY DIVISION”, more likely this is security-by-misleading. I suspect the result will be that it just attracts more hackers.

Los Alamos Labs Whistleblower Gets Crap Beaten Out Of Him

This is pretty suspicious. I saw him on the news last night and he looks pretty bad.

A man who on Wednesday was to tell congressional staffers about financial problems at Los Alamos National Laboratory was savagely beaten over the weekend at a Santa Fe bar. Tommy Hook is currently in a Santa Fe hospital and both Santa Fe police and the FBI are trying to find the three or four men who pulled him from his car on Sunday and be at him in a bar parking lot. Hook’s wife and attorney believe the beating was an attempt to quiet the whistleblower.

Something From Somewhere, Maybe

Once again, “The FBI warned police in California and New Mexico that it received information about possible terrorist activity in their states. However, the warning wasn’t specific about particular targets or a method of attack, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday.”

Uh yeah. We think maybe someone somewhere is possibly plotting something. Could be somewhere within 10,000 miles of your state and happen in the next 10 years. Thanks for the help, I’m sure we will all run right out into the desert and… I don’t know… look at each other.

As NewMexiKen says, “The problem with the crying wolf analogy of course, is that Aesop’s story has an unhappy ending”