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.


Harvesting Another Windfall

A sports team owner, a financial firm executive and residents of Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia were among 2,702 millionaire recipients of farm payments from 2003 to 2006 — and it's not even clear they were legitimate farmers, congressional investigators reported.

There are many who don't need these subsidy's but if the criteria is met there's not much you can say except change it.

If you know anyone who farms or even if you don't go to the Farm Subsidy Database and look around. It's quick and easy and there you will find there are some who farm who are bringing home plenty more than what's harvested out of the fields.

Some guys back in the cornfield get a little testy if you bring this up to them and generally they're the ones who don't need it.


  1. It seems no matter how much you have, you're still willing to take a handout.

  2. Especially some of these guys PM.

  3. I did some extensive stories on this in the past because this is corporate welfare! Many of those that benefit are multi millionaires, corporations, and politicians.
    Any real farmers that are hurting are helped by Willie Nelson. Average farmers like average Americans are on their own.
    I might have told you in the past but I am a farmer by vocation and have managed every type. I went to and lived at an Aggie. If you do not inherit a farm you can not get into it today.
    Land is so expensive! I would say it is a tough living but having worked more than 100 hours per week I will say I never worked a minute.

  4. Awesome show on NOW on farm subsidies. PBS showed an indie documentary called "King Corn." that was incredible also.