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.


Presto Chango And 30 It Is

Thirty thousand troops that is. Late summer it 7,000 troops that were going to Afghanistan and in recent times that number changed to 20,000. Just below is a post from yesterday on this very same thing.

Here is a link to a Bill Moyer's interview with Sarah Chayes at Crooks and Liars. In this the flaws of the mission in Afghanistan are explained. Two thumbs up once again for Mr. Moyers.

Saturday was the first time the new figure was used and today it continues so apparently 30 it is. Must be nice to pull numbers out of your ass at will when the mood suits you.

As stated in the other post I hope Obama lied and our mission becomes one of determining the status of Bin Laden. If he's alive bring him to justice and get the hell outta there. If he's dead get us the hell outta there. Anything else will not work.

We cannot sustain war on two fronts and make much headway on the economy. I feel Obama will take the position of continued occupation in both places.

We're in deep shit-LTFO.


  1. Love the picture, looks like a graveyard I use to frequent in Maine! A million troops would not do it. We are going nowhere in our life time. I told my sons to relax because it is just starting and they are in it for the long haul.

    The economic crisis the world situation all of it is just beginning. You have to believe Obama has been hamstrung and set up to fail so the right can say I told you so get back in and finish our America off!

  2. And fail is a possibility and voters will be stupid enough to give it back to the repugs.

    Leadville Cemetary Jim