4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

1/11/08

3000 troops to Afghanistan

Are you aware of Dien Bien Phu? The French had their asses handed to them on a plate in Vietnam. It was only because of intense negotiations they were saved and the French left the country immediately. We lost in Vietnam and no matter what the war loving pundits say today it was never going to be won. The Russkies also got served up on a platter in Afghanistan of course with our assistance to the mujahedeen turned Taliban now Al Qaeda with stinger missiles. Ask them if they ever want "their Vietnam" again.

Now we are sending 3000 more to do what. Something the neo killers want but not our county. Will the battle be won? Ask the Russians or the French they'll tell you. Ask Bush and he'll tell you the same old worn out bull shit. The invasion of Afghanistan was planned well before 911. Now this is being waged in Iraq the biggest air campaign since '06. Our country is being run by a small bunch of delusional religiously insane people.

Commanders tout success of Iraq strikes
Does this mean we can come home now? What ever happened to "we'll stand down when they stand up" What about the training of the couple hundred thousand Iraqis that were to take the place of ours? Lies all of them because the intention of these neo-crooks from the beginning was to invade and then stay. That has never changed nor will it until we force them to.

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