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.


It's Much Clearer Now

I wonder what kind of environment the hard core wingers grew up in. And then there's the pundits on radio and the TV. Those slugs must have had it real special to turn them into what they are at present. Then there's the religious creeps wanting all of us to be just like them or else.

Jeebus christ just what did go on behind the scenes to turn these people into what they are now. Whatever it was I bet for some it bordered on what happened to this unfortunate girl below.

A feral girl who has spent her entire life shut up in a flat in the company of cats and dogs has been taken into care by police in Siberia. The child, 5, was unable to speak and acted like a dog when officers discovered her locked in a squalid, unheated flat in the city of Chita.


  1. The forces of conformity are everywhere. This girl was better off with the cats and dogs compared to the students at Liberty University.

  2. Amen, Pat...

    There's no such thing as a 'bad' dog. They cannot "choose" to go feral, or revert to more 'natural' habits. They don't think about it all. Man, alone, CHOOSES to violate the norms and mores of his community...

  3. I just had a son here and we were talking about Cheney and her daughter. She is a demented torture advocate too. They raise their own kind. It is sick. I saw a special on kids raised by animals. It really is sick the way kids are mistreated in many respects.

  4. I think they were locked up in their ivory towers way too long.
    That and they were probably always told that rich white people are always right and everyone else are always wrong.

  5. This post has been removed before it was even typedTa ta.

  6. It's all about spite and meanness. Or as I wrote in 1989 in one of my first attempts at writing a novel:

    We walked back to the cars. Ms. Harwell still looked upset.
    "Probably Josh beats Robby up," I said. Ms. Harwell glared at me.
    "That's how they raise their kids out here," I said. "It ain't right, but it's the way they're raised, and there's not a single thing you or me can do about it. Not enough foster homes on the planet for all the kids who're not being raised right."
    "Why?" Ms. Harwell said in a small voice that I almost didn't recognize.
    I shook my head. "It's like a pit bull. You cuff him around and keep him a little hungry to make him mean. That's how they raise their kids."
    "Why?" Ms. Harwell asked again.
    I shook my head again. "I guess there's just a meanness in this world, ma'am. I guess that's all it is."

  7. What I find interesting is the redneck stories/pictures that pretty much mean the southern states.

    These people are so very proud of their ignorance and wear it like a badge.