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.


We Tried But Made It Worse

I am interested in events in Africa but with all that goes on here it's tough to keep up. This story is out of Uganda and the Congo and states the US has been training Ugandans in counter terrorism tactics for several years. It is a small band of killers from Uganda that are raising hell in the Congo.

What's interesting according to this is that former President Bush authorized the "African Command" unit of the Pentagon to assist Ugandan and Congolese units in the effort to finally dispatch the "Lord's Resistance Army". It didn't work and resulted in many more deaths of innocents.

If this story is accurate as much as I dislike doing so I will give credit to Bush for making the attempt to finally do these killers in as they have been killing for several years all over the region.

I do not want my country involved in manipulating elections to suit our needs or instigating coups or killing powerful people in country's that do not fit into our game plan. I do want them to assist if possible when asked to get rid of these nasty bastards who kill for the sake of killing people who's only crime is that of being a human being.

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  1. Dude.

    When I started trying to figure shit out I realized I was ending up on the CIA's country profile pages a lot.

    Empires need natural resources and Africa's been the chosen place to acquire those for a few different Empires.

  2. Post-colonial Africa continues to be a humanitarian disaster.
    It seems as if any policy towards the various murderous regimes is doomed to failure - we were castigated for ignoring the Rwandan genocide; the murderous regimes reject humanitarian aid; now, it seems, we'll be castigated for interfering in the region's domestic politics.
    ... but, yes, W did well to try.

  3. Country's go in and bribe. Works every time and the results are evident. Africans learned from their colonial masters who themselves were some of the worst.