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.


What ?? Corruption May Derail Mission

This is what our top general on the ground McChrystal is saying.

Rampant government corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if as many as 80,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to the war, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials briefed on his recommendations.

This is so easy GET THE FUCK OUT NOW!!!


  1. I bet McChrystal is already writing his book on how the government wouldn't let him win the war. My question to him would be: "Define winning? What has to happen for you to say 'we have won' How many years will it take?"
    There is still a considerable US military presence in Japan, Korea and Germany, so my guess is that they want to be in Afghanistan a long time.

  2. Called job security I guess but however they frame this they ain't leaving. We'll see what Obama does as the peace winner. If he increases troop numbers at all that prize should be taken back.

  3. Wasn't that why we eventually got out of Vietnam? Duh

  4. OTC- Start the petition because we will be sending somewhere around 50K to the 'Stans. Ande don't forget the world needs all those natural resources and on the cheap, too. With no central gov't there will be no one to stop the environmental catastrophe that ensues as we rape, pillage and plunder. Our taxes are supporting the largest mercenary army the world has ever seen. Our soldiers are the equivalent of the 18th century Hessians who were used to attempt to stop our revolution. Blackwater is just a Military- Industrial Complex "spinoff" in the truest sense of the corporate definition. Get used to it or refuse to pay your taxes to support the Death Machinery. Obama is just the PR guy with a charming riff for the guillible who still believe we can do better. Fuck that: the American taxpayer and voter is merely a nat'l "piggy bank" for the Moneyboys.

  5. If we can't win the war because Thieu's err Karzai's government is corrupt and lacks support from most of the population, we know what to do -- declare victory in Vietnam err Afghanistan and go home. This is just crazy. And Obama is looking like this generation's Richard Nixon for continuing the crazy even though he (like Richard Nixon) ran for office on a promise of ending the war.

    - Badtux the History Penguin

  6. One thing's for damn sure friends and that as usual it ain't looking too good for our side.

    We should declare victory. We can say we won something that can't be said about Vietnam ever.