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.



It's difficult to express the rage within me the last five years. Five years ago February 15 drove a total of 11 hours to spend four hours in Colorado Springs to protest the upcoming invasion of Iraq. Not much has changed since then because to me these people in power do whatever they want whenever they want because they can as there is no one to stop them.

At 58 years of age as naïve as I am I really believed that when I reached this age our country would have been far different than it is now. I will continue to do what I've been doing the best as I can to influence and inform the ones that have the vote to get us out of Iraq immediately.

I have stated for a long time that the chances are very good our Democracy is lost and we don't even know it. When you have the courts and the media on your side along with the other numerous tools at your disposal that is more than just a formidable opponent.

I also believe that those in power have used these as weapons at many levels to pressure the ones that have the power to make the change people want not to do so and that is why these killers do what ever they want when ever they want because they can.

Much of the blame can be laid at the feet of the society we live in. Not completely guilty nevertheless they have looked away propagandized by corporate media in to what their values should be rather then forming their own. That has allowed the dark side to come out in all its ferocity gaining such strength little if nothing has been gained over these five years.

We have the facts and the truth on our side but it has not been enough so far. If this economic downturn becomes worse which is what I think will happen whether it be now or later and the reality to me is that it will be sooner than later that could possibly in the future be a benefit. I'm talking economic conditions where literally tens of millions of Americans are forced to change their lifestyle. That is the type of awareness that could bring about the accountability needed to survive as a country that truly practices democracy.

To have a economy that is based solely on consumerism devouring 25 to 30% of the worlds resources when we are 5% of the worlds population and using military force and other pressure techniques around the world to sustain this type of lifestyle borders on the bizarre. Our society has been in a coma and until we come out of it and put people in office who vote for what's good for us and our country rather than what is best for corporations the situation will remain the same.

Include an old Doonesbury cartoon that I had on my toolbox for a long time because when I read it the first time it touched me and it continues to do so today. I think of all the children in Iraq and other places in the world where we bomb or do whatever and so many are killed whether they be children or adults it makes me want to scream to those who say nothing and play out their special lives with their special kids their big houses driving in their gas hog vehicles that I just want to puke after I'm done screaming!

Happy and proud to be part of the blogging community who are the one's that are aware and who have not drank the Kool-Aid.


  1. I hear you, One Fly. I'm not sure if this "Links to this post" thing will work for me, but I've included you and that blogswarm picture in my post for today.

    Let me know if I'm not posting that picture correctly, will you?

  2. Thanks for swarming and for this great post, I know that rage, it's heartening you continue to fight, there's kool-aid everywhere!