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.


Grassley Lies Like A Rug As Usual

How this slug can keep a straight face amazes me!

Grassley has received nearly $1.3 million in contributions from health industry interests over the past six years, according to Maplight.org, a nonpartisan research group. Only six senators have received more campaign money from these interests.

Grassley says the campaign contributions have no effect on his positions. Some national health care reform advocates, including those who support a public option, agree.

The Des Moines Whore Register needs to name all those who support single payer AND think the grass man is a real good guy. OTC calls bullshit.


  1. Notice how the media never fact checks their outlandish statements? All the polls have a public option at 70%, and the assholes still come out and say "the public" don't want it.

  2. Chuckie's in love: with all the insurance companies in Des Moines, with all the selfish old people in Iowa who think their Medicare and Medicaid will be taken away, with all the farmers on gov't subsidies(welfare), with the Farm Bureau and it's kickbacks from Big Insurance and Big Agribusiness. Unfortunately for us ex-Hawkeyes, and there are millions of us, he keeps embarassing us by being re-elected. Chuckie also works the state evangelical base like a Tijuana hooker works a sailor from San Diego so he wins. Maybe Chuckie has a hidden talent; I'll go back and look at a photo and zoom in on his lips to see if there are any clues as to why this hot dog taster continues to represent Iowa. Maybe he draws secret support from the people who like sex with farm animals and all the rest of us who don't are missing out: the pollsters may not be talking to the pigporkers and sheepdippers when they ask their questions. Who knew?

  3. Good call OTC. Grassley is going for the world record for lies told in one year, aided and abetted by his media pals. Paul Krugman cited his "sheer personal cowardice" for playing along with his constituents fear of "death panels."

  4. And then this from here on 2/10/08 on how the sonofabitch sold out Sibel Edmonds. Dumb ass cornfielders I tell you!!


  5. Grassley is SO full of shit, his eyes better be brown.

  6. I forget who the other guy is that with Grassley is supposedly working to get the Reform through but they are both getting like sums. There is certainly no motivation for them to help the people. It really does suck pardon me!

  7. Max Baucus that's who I was trying to think of!

  8. The way I see it is that Grassley is going to take the insurance company checks while they have the checkbook open.

    When it comes time to vote he'll put his finger to the political wind weigh his options. What is best for us or what's best for him. Not the type of person who belongs in a position of deciding laws that effect those in his congressional district and the rest of the country.

    How does this guy sleep at night?