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.


Kautious Kerry On Pirate Pursuit

Kerry said a hot pursuit policy on Somalia's coastline is "long overdue." But he warns against any "haphazard, sloppy" military missions. Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, said it is hard to identify pirates and warned that innocent civilians could be killed.

Jeez-spare me the drivel. The pirates are the ones in the little boats with rifles that approach vessels with ill intent-those guys. And when has killing innocent civilians ever bothered us anyway?

So Kerry is going to "study" this next year. That's real nice John Boy.

Kerry was unwilling to fight for the presidency and all the fucking studying will not change anything. This situation cannot be that difficult to plan for and implement procedures that will insure the safety of these boats.

We spend billions on the two war fronts so what's a few million blasting the shit out of a bunch of small boys off the coast of Somalia.


  1. If Fixer and Gordon can't give the damn Navy a short, clear statement on how to identify the damn pirates, they could use the tried and true standby - if they are in a small boat in that area and are armed, kill 'em all. Even a raw Lt with a pair of 7x50's could tell the difference between a fishing boat and a pirate.
    This whole damn mess should have been dealt with quietly and with prejudice after the first ship was assaulted. Now that the pols are involved, there's no damn telling if anything will EVER get done.

  2. Too much to ask for armed escorts? Easy to separate the wheat from the chaff that way.