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.


Will Freedom Of Speech Be Upheld At Colorado University

If you didn't know Ward Churchill's case against the University of Colorado in Boulder enters it's second week today.

Check this out.
Former Gov. Bill Owens testified Wednesday that he did not conspire with or pressure University of Colorado officials to get Boulder professor Ward Churchill fired from the faculty.

And then this.
Lane showed a videotaped deposition with former CU president Betsy Hoffman, who testified that Owens made "a short and threatening phone call" telling her to "fire Churchill tomorrow."

I remember all of this as if it was yesterday. The hysteria nation wide was incredible. Locally it was a lynch mob that continues to this day. Owens led the pack of wolves here. Someone is lying and my money is on the former repug governor.

There was a concerted effort to remove this man-make no mistake about it. I can't tell you how much I want Churchill to win this suit.



  1. I, too, am pulling for Mr. Churchill.
    If he should lose this battle it will be one more nail in the coffin of the First Amendment.

    Of course, this is just what the Fascist Rethuglicans and corporate America want...the fewer Constitutional Rights we have, the easier it is for them to control everyone and everything. That's when we will become a true Fascist State.

  2. The worst thing about the persecution of ard Churchill is that what he said, while insensitive, and politically provocative, was not in many ways untrue.

    The "little Eichmann" remark did, in fact, describe--or was at least an apt analogy for-- the actions of many of the people who "worked" in the Towers, who were (from the viewpoint of the famed Interplanetary Ethnographer) pursuing world conquest.

  3. When the shit started coming down on this guys the first thing I did was read his piece. What was used was taken out of context considering the jist of the entire piece. At the time and now I do not have a problem whatsoever with what he wrote.

    Similar to the phrase regarding Iraq "Not in our name" we are all responsible for what our country does in other country's whether it's good or bad. The people Churchill was refering to kept the wheel greased and just because one is far removed from the killing does not give any of them an out. I'm glad he used this analogy because you know when you piss so many off you really hit a nerve and that's good sometimes.

  4. I did not quite agree with what Churchill said or the forum if the way it was given to us is even true but enough is enough! You know that Republican is pushing this. I can't believe they are still screwing around with this!