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.


The DNC And What May Be In Store

The big event In Denver draws closer bringing together those bastards who we're told are on our side. It's also going to bring many who want to call out these fuckers or is it closet repugs as it is hard to tell what the hell they are exactly. For sure many are pissed off for what they have done or not done.

You have these coming.
Tens of thousands of activists are expected, both homegrown and imported. Some plan to drive FEMA trailers up from Mississippi for a media-savvy statement about continuing Hurricane Katrina struggles.

Others are coming from Seattle, like the Backbone Campaign, which will haul 70-foot-tall political puppets called The Chain Gang: prison-suited images of President Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

That means practice needs to start.
Maneuvers over downtown were coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, but authorities would not release details of the training.

There may be trouble with people wanting to express there views against those who enabled this administration to fuck the living shit out of us and our rights. Can't be having a bunch of that shit going on so maybe it will be time to roll out the old ray gun because it has to be used on Americans first before we use it on people in other country's you see.

But that ain't the fucking half of it folks. Just today
Arapahoe County commissioners passed by a 3-2 vote today a measure to outlaw use of thick sticks, gas masks, and other normally legal items at protests.

If it's legal you can't bring it and they decide what. Why the fuck can't you bring a gas mask to protect yourself when the gas starts flying and you are exercising your constitutional right to protest those who do not represent you but do the corporations?

I have a feeling this is not going to be pretty and chances are good there will be the usual brown shirt repugs in the crowd provoking confrontation to make our side look bad to be vilified by the media. Even a pecker head outta the cornfield can see this coming.

Forgot to add the convention is in Denver County but seems they're pretty worried ten miles south.


  1. Is this going to be a repeat of 1968?

  2. It's such a huge contrast - between the beauty of today's photo and the potential obscenity you write about in your post. Looks like the stage is being set not to prevent trouble, conflict, and violence, but to insure it.

    Seems to me to be a no-brainer that state, county, and municipal governments along with their law enforcement agencies would make every effort to accommodate protest in ways to keep it peaceful rather than otherwise.
    I think it's a case of monkey-see, monkey-do. The feds, led by the decider and gang have had such great success in shoving crap down our throats for so long (and gloating about it) that local wanna-be's just imitate that Nazi mind set. Too,it is decision by committee which still holds the record for mistakes.

    I can only hope the democratic members of congress, senators, and party leadership get the message that their action and inaction has been less than satisfactory.

    And the photo is lovely. . .

  3. Maybe Lib. There's a lot of unhappy campers and since these rwingers stop at nothing it's to their advantage to start shit to make the left look bad and dangerous. The hub of that is 80 miles south in the Springs. There have been other articles as well about preperations being made. I will say there are a bunch on our side in Colorado Springs that are real fighters.

    I agree Jeg but whether they get the message or not I'm inclined to say no because up to this time they haven't even answered the knock on the door.

    That is a cool picture but it is not mine but a friends. Most are though and the one tommorrow may be from Nepal taken by another friend. The blue flowers (centarus) is my favorite color and they're not quite in bloom on the golf course. What I want to know are the columbines the same color as the ones you see in Iowa. Before you told me where you saw them I had said to to myself I bet they're up in NE Iowa.

    Giv'em hell guys!

  4. The native columbines in Iowa are creme and red. I'll send some seeds if you'll email a snail mail address.
    Your train pic would make a great post card!

  5. I have friends going. . .likely we all do. Let's hope for the best!