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.


Attempting To Get An Answer

From anybody with editor behind their name at the local fishwrapper. I'm so sick of this shit I tell you. I'm embarrassed that so many who live in this country are plain fucking stupid and what's worse they're proud of it and even fucking worse than that-they are breeding and we're not and with the help of many teh stupid grows worse. The question that was asked.

Twice this week in the Mallard Fillmore "cartoon" the number of protestors recently in DC was put at 2,000,000. Also recently the same "cartoon” implied that President Obama was going to kill people's grandmothers.

In respect to grandmothers nothing could be farther from the truth. The DC numbers is also a falsehood with the real count somewhere around 70,000. Not only were these numbers inflated to the point of absurdity pictures of this event were photo shopped or totally replaced with another from a different time.

In all seriousness my question is short-how can you condone the use of outright lies in your paper? I very much want to know that from each of you that are being asked this.

There are no outs for any of you because this is a “cartoon” and the cartoonist is a black man. This is something more than that and goes to the very core of why so many in this country believe the lies something your paper participates in.

Seriously once again-how can you do this? Convince me that you are doing the right thing.



  1. Many times in this life revelations or heightened awareness hits like a hammer to the thumb; other times not so much. I stumbled across a great little film called " Waking Life" by Richard Linklater. One of the characters says this jem: " The role of the media has never been to eliminate evil or to expose and right, wrongs. It merely functions to make us all observers and passive acceptors of these phenomena as the trajedies playout." As a former journalist, wanna be essayist and jouster of windmills; some real and some imagined, the saddest moment of my short career in the newspaper business was when I came to realize the above quote accurately described my chosen profession to a T. That was 25 years ago and the "newspaper business" has only gotten more rotten.