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.

6/8/08

Sick Shit From The Cornfield

Creston Police Chief Jamie Christensen, 40, and Assistant Police Chief John Sickels, 38, turned themselves in for arrest today at Iowa State Patrol Post No. 1 in Des Moines.

When the ones that wear the badges and particularly the chief and the assistant chief are involved and admit to certain acts how in the hell can trust be rebuilt for those who carry the guns in this small community? If found guilty these two low-lifes need to be put so far back in the cell they have to pipe them the fucking food.

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  1. It's going to be tough, that's for sure. The remaining employees of the department are no doubt in for a few rounds of mandatory sensitivity training. My guess is that it won't help much. As you say, once trust is broken it won't be easy to regain.

    Unfortunately, based on the rank of the two police officers involved, the rot in that department was clearly at the top. How widely it spread remains to be seen. It will be a long time before someone feels safe in a bar there late at night when the only patrons are cops, that's for sure.

    I think that town had better hope there's someone who understands police work living there whose judgment and integrity are trusted. Making someone like that the new chief/sheriff/whatever will probably be the shortest route to trust in the local PD.

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  2. I wonder how long those two had held those positions? If they were both long time locals, I can't imagine that any remaining officers could every regain the community's trust.
    There's just nothing to compare this crime with. It shames us all as humans. And that is getting to be far too common a circumstance.

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  3. Plus if they did this one has to ask what other nasty shit have they done. You can bet others in the department know the character of these two but they all may be one in the same. People with guns on their side scare me at times.

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