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.


Don't Be Fooled On HC Nonsense

Will not link to the numerous pieces out there on this subject. Oh yea they're working on getting it together so both sides are happy.

The idea that we accept a bill that does not come close to what was discussed during campaigning is total bull shit.

That this is something if anything gets passed at all is another something we can "build on" is pure runny stinky pig shit.

To watch these bought off congress whores talk about this knowing full well they are framing what they say with the HC corporations in mind first and foremost makes me ill. And to think we will be allowed to "build" meaning take away from the profits of the corporations is utter fucking chicken shit.

One could go on and on but the last thing to point out is the mandate.

The regressive bastards on the other side know exactly what they are doing in respect to that. Why because they know for a fact given the mood created by fux whore news and the rest of their ilk that if a bill is passed where people are forced to purchase insurance that puts even more money in the coffers of corporations Democrats everywhere will have a tough time getting elected in this great country of ours.

If a shitty bill is passed forcing such a thing onto the people I will be the first not to vote for any of them. Enough is enough.

They certainly couldn't be that stupid-but they will be.


  1. This stuff called HC Reform has turned into a jumbled mess of a bill. Obama's lack of a strategy months ago shows he's another Harvard triangulator of the worst sort. He's managed to infuriate his supporters and fire up the Repugs: nice work there Barack. The worst part is that Medicaid will be left to the vagaries of the budgeting process. The result will lead to the old " not you see it, now you don't" every other year. People won't buy what is not reliable whether it's a car or health care. Getting in and out of insurance will lead to more profits for the insurance industry. Why? Because just like car insurance you will be penalized for dropping coverage and then picking it up again or you'll just pay the fine, which will always be going up. I think this was the plan all along. Enrich the Insurance Companies by an Act of Congress. Great, ain't it!

  2. Even the most conservative of the European models of health insurance(Switzerland) has better cost containment, regulation and " outcomes" than this braunsweiger of a bill. There it is treated like a Public Utility and must justify its' rate increases to a Board of Commissioners. That model is far superior to what we'll get. But because of Sens. like Nelson, Landrieu, et al; who don't want to cover their less fortunate citizens(minorities in many cases) and instead have the Feds do it, we get this crappy bill. It appears rascist on the surface but Obama has always been more comfortable around whites than blacks or other minorities so we get this discriminatory mess. If the Feds try to enforce this mandate on poor people " the revolution will not be televised " but it will happen.

  3. Maybe the idea is that all the seniors in America will get so disgusted that they'll leave for Europe or Canada to keep frome being euthanized by our doctors.

  4. Pm Prescott-- Quit drinking the Kool-Aid on euthenasia by physicaians. I've lived in Oregon for 25 yrs and The Death with Dignity Act is just that. I worked for its' passage with time and money. That the Oregon Catholic Bishop's opposed the passage of this bill should be a tipoff. If you are afraid to die says more about you than about the rest of us. I will never back away from death in the face of state sponsored terrorism. " Give me Liberty Or Give Me Death." Quit trying to cheat the rest of us with your cheap emotional vagaries: " I had a dog and his name is Rover, and when he died he died all over." I'm so disgusted with people who hold out hope for a better world waiting for the meek. Get it on or get over it, biotch!

  5. Easy Camper-Patrick is a friend of mine -OTC's and now you. It's obvious his comment was made in jest.

  6. Excuse Me!!! I failed to catch the obvious h'omage paid to my friends; many who have passed away; who shared their last life energy trying to make the world a better place for people who don't have a fuckin' clue about what it means to be alive or dead. FYI- You can be both and still suck oxygen. Par le Vous, humma humma?