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.


Not Me Not Me

Back on the internets and it was a new install and update on the virus protection that was the culprit not the high speed. So away we go.

Here you have
Former AIG chief executive officer Hank Greenberg said the company under his leadership never had the kind of retention bonus system that has subjected it to withering criticism.
Business as usual when it comes to admitting wrong - you just lie like a rug. Whether he's telling the truth or not there's a bunch of these crooks who are guilty as hell and we all know it.

And when the hell are Rove and Miers taking their seat to testify before Conyer's committee. I'll believe that when I see it too.

What the fuck is wrong with these dims anyway? This thing with who put the boners back in the bill is a mistake that one just does not make. I don't give a shit who's responsible all you did was give the wingers so much fodder they don't need making us all look bad. Jesus christ people get your head out of your asses.

And then sadly there's Iraq. Six years ago today an anniversary our country should be ashamed of. Back then I had tv and was so disgusted at all levels as I am today knowing it continues and is expanding into Afghanistan.

Yes we have a new president and some things have changed but we have so very far to go and the way the journey has started it looks like a 45% grade the whole way.


  1. How much you want to bet that when they do get on the stand the only words out of their mouths will be -- I can't remember.

    In James Clavell's Shogun, remember how every time Toranaga was cornered he just stalled for time. Republicans are masters at stalling for time.

  2. I just love the way everybody says (Greenberg for one) how it wasn't their fault for all those fucking outrageous bonuses. That's like saying that the Captain of the Titanic wasn't to blame for anything that happened to his ship!

    Nobody's gonna take the blame either, 'cause they know they'll get hung by the public!

    And I think that's more of a 60% grade we're up against....with no fucking help from Congress.

  3. 1) Glad you're back up.
    2) Nice pic (as usual).
    3) Word.

  4. The lie we are living started by Bush is just getting worse. Bush, Rove, Cheney, they set the example to lie to get your way. They all do it, all the scum are guilty. I had my rant today but they will never stop. Like you I will believe it when I see it with Rove and Miers.