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.


Scotland Yard Will Not Be Needed

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren says a task force studying murders committed by Fort Carson war veterans has not pinpointed a common cause. In November, The Denver Post reported that nine men from a single Fort Carson unit, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, had been accused in 10 murders and attempted murders in the past three years.

OTC has posted on this previously. Sleuths have been digging vigorously to determine the reason for the outrageous amount of murders committed by Fort Carson soldiers. All the hard work went for naught as they came up empty handed.

This piece done by a Denver Post reporter is a perfect example of why newspapers are failing. Don't want to knock the apple cart over or cast doubt on the mission- can't have none of that let alone tell it like it is. I'm sick of this shit.

Did it ever occur that the "common cause" just might be Iraq?? Some if not all of these boys served there and it's fucking up a generation of young men and women that the rest of society will have to deal with for decades because journalists across the country refuse to report the reality of this debacle in Iraq and the ramifications of going to war on lies. Do your goddamn job and if the excuse is "it won't get printed" then go somewhere where you can write the truth.


  1. hi Bud!
    I remember that and if I remember that one of the murders involved 3 soldiers and they did just return from Iraq. It is the common denominator! It will get worse along with suicides and everything else because they will now concentrate on the worsening Afghanistan thanks to the so called success in Iraq!

  2. My question would be why more of them don't snap.

  3. It seems to go in spurts and seems clear this problem will be huge.