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.

10/27/08

My Good Bud Dave Responds To An E-Mail Circulating Locally

Within the wingnut circles disinformation prevails. Unfortunately even when the truth is in front of them they will never believe or change because they have been brainwashed. I don't get many of these and do not read far before I delete them. I very much respect the ability my friend has to frame any given issue as he has done here. SLAP THEM MONKEYS!!

i believe in freedom of speech... and certainly everyone is entitled to their opinions. i do not believe the author
of this essay to be a "bad American", nor do i believe myself to be a "bad American" by taking exception to one,
or each and every point he has made. i do not believe in thinly veiled racism, xenophobia and hate-speak. i do
believe that the diversity of this great Nation has made us what we are today, and that those
who seek exclusiveness rather than inclusiveness are truly the ones who are dragging us down. i do not believe
in, nor subscribe to, the politics of fear.
imagine if you will, a country where everyone is the same as me, thinks the same, worships the same, votes the same,
went to the same school, reads the same books, eats the same food, rides the same bike... i believe you get my point
and certainly, the same case can be made for everyone doing and believing the same as the author- how bloody boring
would that be? thank goodness that everyone IS different. those differences should be embraced, as well as the similarities
in all of us, and none of it should make us fearful of anyone else.
i know you to be an intelligent and thoughtful person, and i know full well that you are capable of valid, independent
ideas- and that is the discourse i am interested in engaging with you. i am asking you to not send me anything that
incites and encourages racism, hateful ideas and the politics of fear.
best regards, your fellow proud American
dave

Below is what the response was to. The only thing missing is the white sheets.

YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN
I Am the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare. I am an American.
I am a Master Mason and believe in God.
I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles and believe in American products.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some Liberal
governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart
American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does
not entitle you to anything. Get over it!
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where
they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and
Willie G Davidson that makes the Awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing
about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or
been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you
came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA ...
We like it the way it is!
If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any
Socialist country that will have you.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson
preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the
problem and not the solution.
Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you're breaking
the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license.
I think it's good..... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you
deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for
the next four years.
I believe the president of the United States should put his hand over his
heart and say the pledge of allegiance and should have no reservations
about wearing American flag pins on his lapel.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me
stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause. Get a
Job and do your part!
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two
parents.
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA !
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.
We want our country back!
We NEED GOD BACK IN OUR COUNTRY!
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE !

Update: Below is a response received back.

Now that you have been told how to run the rest of your life from our local Fabian Socialist, I hope that you take this as a learning and character building experience.
May the guiding light from the Ghost of Lenin shine upon you!

What the hell is a Fabian Socialist anyway?


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