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.


Telling It Like It Is

I'm tired of beating around the bushit about why so many are struggling. We have governments at all levels with major budget problems because of fuel and other oil related products alone not even including large increases on other budget items. . There are school districts all over this country in the same predicament. One can go on and on with examples.

It's gotten to be old shit to read how those affected are coping or adapting to these rapidly changing dynamics always without reference or discussion on the reason why they are facing these huge obstacles that are not going away. Done it for a long time and doing it even more when an opportunity presents itself to remind whoever even if it annoys. Tough shit cry me a fucking river.

Very very simple and it's just one word people have to comprehend as to why things are fucked up for them. IRAQ! Demand we leave Iraq sheeple and then and only then will you have a chance of some stability reentering your life. Why is one word so fucking hard to understand? There are two pieces to this puzzle-Iraq and what is happening to your lifestyle. Put'em together it ain't that goddamn hard.

A bit off topic but a recent land sale back in the cornfield netted $1,404,000 for 240 acres which equals $5,850 an acre. Corn is around $7 beans$15 a bushel. With a figure of 10% overall crop loss this does not bode well. Remember this stuff is not even close to maturing let alone out of the field.

Another off topic item that's been bugging me. What % overall does the the US military and government use of the total oil this country consumes and that includes everything? Love to know that number.


  1. Amen! The economy is in the shitter because we spend billions of dollars on a war machine that we just don't need. We are crazy to put up with this when we could have quality education, medical care and a civil society instead.

  2. Iraq is a sufficient condition to explain our troubles, but I don't think it's the only one. One of the reasons that state and local governments are in trouble is that the Federal government has reduced how much money goes to the states. That was partly to pay for all those tax reductions.

  3. A month ago there was a 800K deficiet for fuel in this county. Since then fuel has risen here 20 cents a gallon.

    I agree on your point.

  4. One of my favorite quotes, posted recently at:
    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech, American Society of Newspaper Editors, 16 April 1953
    When a society ignores such a self-evident truth, it gets just what it deserves. We allowed our country to be given to the corporations.
    Now we’re having to eat the fruits of their labors.
    If you’re worried and bothered about the direction America is going, the best advice I can think of is to stock up on essentials, get and learn to use a reliable firearm with ample ammunition, and keep your head down. That will give you a chance, at least, of going out in a blaze of glory when some of the government’s thugs come to your home to take the very last of of your rights away.
    It’s pretty obvious Americans are not up to doing much of anything in the way of protesting or any other way of making a change in this country’s direction. And I’m as guilty as the rest of you.
    (posted in comments earlier at http://www.susiemadrak.com/)