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.


The Killing Has Slowed Some But Not Yesterday And Iraq Continues To Be The Killing Fields

Two car bombs exploded in central Baghdad Monday and a suicide bomber blew himself up among police and civilians who rushed to help the wounded, a triple strike that killed 28 people and wounded 68.

In another attack, in Baquba, capital of volatile northern Diyala province, a female suicide bomber killed five U.S.-backed security patrolmen and wounded 11 other people

The Right proclaims success in Iraq because of the surge. The surgers could go here on any given day and see that they are living and believing a myth. One of ours was killed on Sunday making three this month with another 14 Americans killed last month. Ask the families and loved ones how well the surge has worked for them and then get back to me on that.

The debacle in Iraq is not a hot topic these days and has been that way for some time. Our dead barely acknowledged and for the most part unlawful to document. The video is about the phenomenon in Canada and how Canadians show the up most respect for their country men who have fallen serving their country. It is touching and reinforces to me there is something severely lacking here in the states.

We must not forget about Iraq and all those who have been killed on both sides in our names. Please President Obama get us the hell out of there soon.


  1. Yhep Bush's success which is Iraq's hell on earth continues! It is sick you hear nothing of it anymore because as he was screwing around in Iraq Afghanistan got much worse. That is not success it is stupidity! Bush guaranteed a loss of everything and a hell of a lot more fighting!

  2. The highway of heroes, what the hell is wrong with us?

  3. We'll see how quick he gets us out of Iraq. I'd like to see him reign in the CIA. The only people who ever benefited from those sick fucks were rich fucks.

  4. We keep throwing money and blood in an area that will never be at peace without another dictator.

  5. I'd like to suggest a new tradition for Veterans' Day. It's called skepticism.

    One thing that Obama seems to be determined to do is get us out of Iraq as soon as possible. Let's hope he can.

  6. It did take years to get to this election. The next step is soon1/20/09. I want to see the lot of these guys doing the quick step and Iraq is at the top of the list.