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.


Leave Does Not Mean Stay

And staying is what we are going to do in Irak for years. 50,000 troops worth with many of those who do leave the country heading next door to Afghannystan for more of the same.

"Ending the war" does not mean leaving so many troops there. I don't give a shit how the Dims and Obama frame this what we have now and what will be there in the future is called an occupation. Ask Iraqi's if they want us there and just what the hell do you think the answer will be from most.

I'm so sick of this shit I could just scream as I feel betrayed. "End the war" and "Leave Iraq" a mantra from Obama while campaigning. You bullshitted us and if you really meant those things you would not be taking the stance you are now.

Every one of you war loving hypocritical bastards in DC can kiss my ass!


  1. I hear ya , brother.

    Any amount of troops left in Iraq is still an occupation. It's bullshit, just a bunch of fuckin' bullshit.

  2. There are several articles out there today-one says 2010 the other 2011.

    That only shows that no one knows what in the fuck is going on.

    What is going on more than likely is a power struggle of some sort and we don't figure into that picture.

  3. "What is going on more than likely is a power struggle of some sort and we don't figure into that picture."

    Hit the nail square on with that one.

  4. Remember Bush wanted a Korea style force in Iraq permanently? Currently, the United States has 116,400 military personnel from all four services assigned to its European Command, an organization that oversees U.S. military affairs in 93 countries spanning Europe, North Africa, and part of the Middle East. Roughly two-thirds of these—56,000 soldiers and 15,000 airmen—live and work in Germany. Turkey, Britain, and Italy each host several thousand soldiers, too. The remaining number in Europe is comprised of small specialized detachments and diplomatic missions; nearly every U.S. embassy in the world has a small Marine Corps detachment and a military attaché.**

    Nearly all of the U.S. military presence in Asia remains concentrated in two countries—Japan and South Korea. The U.S. Pacific Command keeps about 37,500 troops in South Korea and 47,000 troops in Japan (including Okinawa). Another few thousand troops are scattered around the Pacific: There is a sizable Air Force detachment on Guam and the U.S. Army operated a chemical weapons disposal detachment on Johnston Island until June of 2004.
    Anyway you take it Obama will leave us there until something happens!

  5. Look at the bright side. Sooner or later, we'll run out of people to leave in places and then we won't be able to have any more wars.