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.


School Board Will Be Back With Another Prayer Plan

Crazy religious nutters will never give up wanting to put the finishing touches on high school kids with cloud being bullshit.

School board members have gone back to the drawing board. Spencer is believed to be the first Iowa district to spell out religious freedoms in schools, a move that has caught on in Georgia, Texas and other states.

Whoever it is fighting these people back in the cornfield OTC thanks you for that!!


  1. The school boards in Texas are about to try and rewrite history, including The Christian Coalition, Coulter, Limbaugh and Gingrich as major influences in American life. Watergate will be excluded.

  2. This shit is relentless and in the big scheme of things we are losing/lost in many ways. Why can't a dim get up and scream how wrong this is and why? I guess I can answer my own question with they are damn near as bad!

  3. Spencer, Ia was never a hot bed of religious activism. I know the economy collapsed and never recovered from the 1980's. It would be an interesting study to see how evangelical groups take over a small town after the local economy collapses. I'm sure every state has many such places now: they seem to function as early retirement centers for the uninformed.

  4. These loons live in a state of eternal hostility. They never give up. The energizer bunnies of everyone has to think like me.

  5. Forgot about that Ano and how that could enter into this. There were people committing suicide up there it was so bad. I suppose they had to look for the cloud being for help or some stupid ass thing like that.

    And to think I used to street race there-OH MY!

  6. Parents should teach their kids to treat their "faith" like their genitals, as a private matter...

  7. Anon: Spencer, Ia was never a hot bed of religious activism. I know the economy collapsed and never recovered from the 1980's.

    Fundies follow economic distress like hyenas, ready to pluck the weakest ones...

  8. These christianistas are bending the average Americans tolerance with actions like these and it is just a matter of time before something breaks.

    As for those nuts down in Texas? They're going to embroil the state in endless lawsuits and spend millions of dollars that would be better spent on anything but lwayers.