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.


Obama And The FCC

President-elect Barack Obama may stand for change, but he's turned to some powerful Washington insiders to help him staff the nation's top communications regulator, the Federal Communications Commission.

This appointment is critical and it is long past due the airwaves are given back to the people as we own them. The insiders suggested in this article have corporate credentials and a one has done a couple progressive things but non the less I hope he's smart enough to not select a corporate biggy for this chairmanship.

Michael Copps may be appointed to be an interim chairman. Mr. Copps has gained the respect of so many as he and Jonathan Adelstein have fought for us for years being the minority on an out of control repug board that did nothing but favor big media. This must change and I say if Copps wants the chairmanship he should get it because he would serve us so well.


  1. I have great faith in Obama's choices as in the end he will be the decider. He picked his AG today and I have not heard anything but doubt if he will be contested!

  2. we own the airwaves, supposedly, but do not have any control over them. what is wrong with that picture?