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.


Get Ready For Many More

It disgusts me to no end - no let rephrase that and tell it like it really is. It pisses me fucking off so goddamn bad to see this.

A U.S. service member was killed as the deadliest month for foreign troops in the Afghanistan war drew to a close, the U.S. military said on Friday, with commanders vowing to continue the fight despite the toll.

And there's not a damn thing we can do.

We used the process in place like we were supposed to do. It's called elections and we elected people who were supposed to address the wars we are in.

Well the facts are that we got screwed and these bastards do not deserve another chance to rape me/us again.

Our side loves war and death just as much as the crazy sonsofbitches on the other side.

How sad/bad is that?

Now Iraq says we can stay longer if we want. That's just fucking peachy.

Jeebus forking christ!


  1. OtC - We are getting so many mixed messages about stay/go/2011/ blah blah, I think it boils down to one thing: We're staying.

  2. I believe it was Emma Goldsmith who said "Voting is the new opiate of the masses". Stalin updated this with "It's not the number of votes that count, it is who counts the votes that matters." The electoral college ensures the diffusion of the will of the people; and rightly so to an extent. But today ending 2 wars, getting health care reform, etc are issues stifled by a very small number of elected officials bribed by corporate interests. David Sirota points out that Blue Dogs and Senate Republicrats, representing just 4% of the countrys' population, are stopping 96% of the people from getting health reform. How few people are stopping the end of the Irag war: 8%? Afganistan; 10%? The buying and selling of our country has never been so blatant as it is today: we are unintentionally killing our neighbors for a little bit of money. "Oh happy day, when Jesus walked. He took our sins away."

  3. This issue of the wars and health care graphically show how Barack is hamstringed by the powers in Washington. He is learning every day how entrenched these powers are and just needs time to figure out how to get the things he wants, done.

    Thankfully he is no doubt the most intelligent POTUS in awhile.