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.


A Man Who Has Never Lied And Who I Trust

I will believe Scott Ritter over anybody fucking else anytime anyplace.

He told the truth about Iraq way back when before we invaded for lies and he's telling the truth now about Iran.

Blix and El Baradei told the truth then as well. If Iran was a major threat as the sheep are being told I trust El Baradei would do the right thing and inform the world. After all he is not a whore as so many are here.

From Scott Ritter on Democracy Now

"And the IAEA has a 100 percent accounting for the totality of Iran’s nuclear material. So, even if Iran produces this new facility, which, by the way, is not in operation and won’t be in operation for over a year, no nuclear material has been diverted, there still is a full material balance, and the IAEA is in complete control of the situation. Iran is not in violation.

This is not a reason to panic. This is much ado about nothing. But again, we come back to the original premise: this is about political hype, the United States hyping up a capability in Iran which doesn’t exist, and that is the capability to produce nuclear weapons."

And look where our president is on this.


  1. The (false) revelations of Iran's "new" nuclear facility appear just as the activity begins to re-authorize the PATRIOT ACT.


    Naw, it's just the same old same old, jerking around with security risks...

    Change somebody somewhere MUST believe in...

  2. Iran has every reason to be concerned about their political autonomy and the instability and duplicity of their neighbors. Woody is correct in his assessment of the ramifications or timing with the The Patriot Act. This is certainly three dimensional chess, at least. But the bigger issue here is the energy grab from eastern Pakistan to Iraq, to the "stans" in the north. The superpowers want it with no disruptions or interference and no regional infighting: its' called regime change. The U.S., India and China are soon to become the biggest consumers and developers of these resources. The fighting could be done by proxy, ie, Isreal under the lie of nuclear enhancement or by the U.S. and its' bully allies but it won't matter once the first bombs fall. Obama was elected to end the Iraq war, to clean up and clear out of Afganistan, period. No mention of Iran, let alone giving them an ultimatum. This is going to crush the Obama Adm. in a deathgrip of economic Depression, huge protests and political disruption hastening martial law and a police state surpassing the old Soviet Unions'. That is just for starters. This is the quicksand and we'll sink real fast right after New Years unless the message is sent loud and clear: Just Say No To Iran and Out of Afganistan: Now

  3. Nice catch love :) I love Scot Ritter, the man has integrity.