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.


Screwed Here And Out There

Events here locally are identical to what is and has happened on a national level. You have a few very vocal players who have been able to shape public opinion with innuendos falsehoods and lies. We know people believed the lies that got us into Iraq. Lies work quite nicely when used correctly no damn doubt about it. Then you reframe the issue into something else and wa-la there you have it.

Identical too because you have the local print media giving them the forum and participating aggressively in stirring the pot and shaping opinion with there own mudslinging innuendo and complete falsehoods. A true fish wrapper in every sense of the word. Combined with a new columnist with a wingnut back round who consorts with and is a good buddy
with a local slug who is a known racist and bigot who does not even live here and who is actively stirring up trouble behind the scenes. Sick sick shit I tell you!

These are my observations and if there is a point to be made it would be that it's hard enough to fight back against lies but when you have to fight the media too that stacked deck is ever so difficult to beat. Sonsofbitches all!

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