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 Real Reason For The Demise Of Newspapers

This week the editor of the local fish wrapper wrote about what his paper has to do to adapt to the changing times and be able to survive. The major part of it was the use of the internets which is not hard to determine.

A writer for the Rocky Mountain News wrote this piece where he puts the demise of the Rocky squarely at the feet of Craig's List. Hmmm.

I put this comment on the article in the local paper.

Even after all this time newspapers/pundits/writers have failed to have or get a clue why the influence you had at one time is so much less now and in this case why newspapers are failing.

It's simple-you didn't do your job and whored yourselves out for the bottom line. If you had done so we would not be in Iraq now. People would have been tried for the worst act of treason in the history of our country in the outing of Valerie Plame. The list is endless.

Instead you took the centrist position of negating most factual accounts with an opposing view. There are enough participants now who have chosen not to be part of this anymore and instead canceled subscriptions and advertising and use other sources on the web mostly independent bloggers many who back their posts up with the facts and we ain't coming back.

This papers choice to use the web is correct but to think people will pay in any numbers to make it viable when they can get better content elsewhere is being naive.

No matter what the papers and the rest of the media say because of the last eight years of lies,deception,war,massive amounts of death and a ruined economy that very well may lead to a world wide depression this country has taken a left turn for sure.

I will read this bloggers post and agree with it because the ones that read lefty blogs are the ones who have stopped supporting newspapers.


I do think enough of us on the left got so disgusted with the media in the lead up to the debacle in Iraq that it started a snow ball rolling down hill and got bigger as the lies slowly came out.

I remember well how pissed off I was but nobody would listen. The truth was out there but Amerika at the time never heard it. None of these bastards will ever get a pass on their failure in journalism that has cost our country so very much. Never fucking ever!

So I say it was us just as much as anything that caused this to happen. Am I full of shit or is there some merit in my reasoning?


  1. Fuck yea. As much as I like the Rocky, they are WELCOME to blame me for the demise of the non-reporting reporters in print! May the teevee news follow them to a shallow grave!

  2. Your reasoning may be faulty and your conclusion wrong, but that just means you're another member of the same club I'm in. It doesn't have the same membership requirements as the Hooverites.

    All Thanks to the Spaghetti Monster.

  3. If they fourth estate had done their jobs instead of kissing corporate ass we might never had invaded Iraq.

  4. The smears about Obama are worse than ever.

  5. It's really simple: The media has stopped being impartial--and reporting unbiased NEWS--and has taken a socialist/leftist slant on all their reporting. Most Americans still believe in our Republic and don't want to read or hear that crap.

    But, enough lean Left to get our first Marxist president elected...

    God help us.