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.


Please Don't Ask For My Support On Afghanistan

Quotes from the chief commander-

"a war worth fighting"
"The insurgency in Afghanistan didn't just happen overnight, and we won't defeat it overnight,"
"This will not be quick nor easy."
"This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity,"

We still have well over a 100K troops in Iraq with a very prolonged war planned here one which our leaders think is a good one to be in. Has the prez been slipped kool-aid when he wasn't looking?

Probably not but without a doubt our congress loves war and refuses for what ever reason to listen to "we the people".

As Russ says-stop the madness!!


  1. The military needs 5-10 years to completely exhaust our reserves of equipment and munitions, etc. They've got to drop 'em somewhere so "the Stans" are it. Later on down the road the D.C. boys will need to cut SSN, etc to rebuild the devastated military... "and the wheel goes 'round and 'round, the painted ponies go up and down. We're captured on a carousel of time." They keep handing out tickets to the Circle Game and we keep taking 'em and jumping on board for the dizzening ride. Anyone for a corndog?

  2. And when the military is out of bullets, there will armament factories and suppliers, placed strategically around the majority of States, so when Congress gets to vote on major money for the military, it's in everybodys interest to vote yes. Corndogs for everybody.

  3. Fuck Obama on this issue. Hard and twice even. No way in hell I buy into his fuckery on Afghanistan. No-fucking-way!

  4. Having these "wars-of-choice" provides an iron-clad, ready-made excuse to curtail domestic spending on the 'undeserving.'