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.


Robert Fisk On Democracy Now

I respect Fisk's opinion on the Middle East and his perception of the present day reality in that region. In this interview in studio he covers much and presents the grim outlook that is the future for us and unfortunately the people that live there.

I highly recommend reading or watching as you'll not see this accurate or as blunt an analysis anywhere else. The video player for this did not seem to work well here and if you watch the length is about 14 minutes but worth it. Things are not good at all and if this country does not change policy the future is bleak indeed.


  1. most people just do not understand this is a Religious war and it is just starting. The entire world will be embroiled in it and the hell Bush created in Iraq by diverting from Afghanistan to get in the middle east will embroil the whole middle east and then the world.
    Bush will make sure then as you know Executive order # 51 by Bush os McCain or Obama if he sneaks in and survives. He will be forced to react but I can't see the right stopping this Forever war aganda now. This financial collapse is part of the manufactured perfect storm and as you know it is coming soon. This is just beginning!

  2. get ready for a very bumpy road - what bush has unleashed in the middle east (and it was brewing) is only the start

    when economic conditions get really really bad here -- watch where the blame falls

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    You are right on! This is the tip of the iceberg in this perfect storm here and around the world that Bush or whoever controls him started. Relax, stay with it, and stay together.