4/16/17
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.

1/24/10

Simple Sally Feels "Betrayed"

You do? Maybe it should read dumb ass Sally feels picked on then you can vent your anger over here towards One Fly who could care less how you're feeling because you are stupid.

Wal-Mart is cutting about 11,200 jobs at its Sam's Club warehouse division as it outsources in-store product sampling to marketing company Shopper Events.

That's why Sally feels screwed because she has worked there for nine years and opens the door to getting slapped because she was dumb enough to think old dead Sam and now his boys were ever going to give a fuck about how she felt about anything.

Too bad there isn't a store/stores downtown that you could go to and purchase the items you need. Oh-that's right they went out of business when Sammy came to town and Sally and most of the others like Sally were all for it.

As our economy changes we need more than ever the inner core areas of towns to function as town centers did at one time. But they cannot because that has been destroyed so the Sally's can buy cheap shoddy products made in China at the mall.

12 comments:

  1. Sally can't dance no more? I can say, without thinking I've ever missed anything, that I have been in a Wal-Mart or Sam's Club twice in my life, both times to buy beer and snacks. I have fought their openings for 25 years but we're finally losing a battle in Portland, me thinks. Americans who know the price of everything and the value of nothing will be the death of us all. Wal-Mart is a big reason there's no rural; in rural America, anymore.

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  2. These poor chumps that work for Walmart are brainwashed inti thinking it is the most wonderful ever to happen.

    They write letters to our local paper badmouthing unions for higher wages and "destroying" America. I have no sympathy for the brain washed fools that work for Walmart. They think old dead Sam is doing them a favor by paying them shit for wages and expecting them to work hours without pay also.

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  3. If you don't think we need a viable 3rd Party in America; then you haven't been paying attention to what the Blue Dogs and DLC have done to the Democratic Party the last 20 years. Yes,it started with the Bill&Hillary show from the boondocks. The Dems answer to Repug's " Hee Haw " was triangulation. I hated the Clinton's in '92 and I think I've been proven right over the years. Fuck these pro- business, capitulating Dems. " 3rd Party Today, 3rd Party Tomorrow, 3rd Party Forever " to paraphrase George Wallace.

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  4. Me and my wife own [for now] one of those mom and pop stores that ChinaMart is running out of business. We have two of them in a five mile radius of our clothing store. A lot of the employees that work for ChinaMart come to our store for clothes. Many of the employees get financial aid, that we pay for. Tax payer money subsidizing ChinaMart. S/Korea kicked them out of their country. And I believe Germany did also.

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  5. We need more economic patriotism in this country. Stop buying Chinese crap and buy locally. We Americans are so focused on junk. Every now and then, I shop for houses via the Internet and some of the homes on display are so filled with "things" that it is hard to visual the room empty.

    Good post. Too bad and too sad for Sally.

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  6. The local citizens and businesses in Kutztown, PA kept Walmart from opening a store right outside the town limits in Maxatawny Township. They can be stopped. It takes organizing. The township supervisors approved the store with some many expensive conditions that Walmart walked away without the store. They were too cheap to make the investment.

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  7. Great comments! I wonder how many millions Sam gave to politics in Arkansas not to mention his buds in DC.

    Not alone but Wally World was the main player in the killing of down town real America. Gotta remember though the sheep went along with it because after all that's what they are. And da sheep just ain't too smart

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  8. Digest this and I see on the horizon it coming true. I am not talking about our collective politicians but the populace as a whole.

    http://anythingadirondack.blogspot.com/2009/10/confluence-of-left-and-right.html

    and Onefly, yes, it was my idea...

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  9. Well you know, I agree that Wal-Mart is evil. Yet... yet... look. I've lived in a small town with a Wal-Mart. And I've lived in a small town where the nearest Wal-Mart is over 50 miles away. And I'll tell you this, I much preferred living in the small town with the Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is open 7 days a week until at least 9pm. The small shops that went out of business before Wal-Mart? Generally all closed by 7PM, and definitely all closed on Sundays, meaning I had to do any shopping on Saturdays 'cause I wasn't even home from work by 7PM. Wal-mart has a fairly large selection of acceptable-quality merchandise for good prices. The small shops that Wal-Mart put out of business? A tiny selection of dusty merchandise that had been on the shelves for decades, for outrageous prices.

    In other words: The majority of the shops that Wal-mart put out of business, DESERVED to go out of business. They were open hours that most folks weren't able to go there, they had lousy out-of-date merchandise, and their prices were outrageous. And don't give me that bull about Wal-Mart raising their prices after they put the locals out of business -- yeah, they do, but nowhere near where the locals' pricing was.

    Now, the locals *could* have gotten together with their peers in neighboring towns and communities and formed purchasing co-ops to get good merchandise for reasonable prices. They *could* have decided to stay open for hours that people actually can get there. They *could* have found a way to move out the dusty old merchandise so that fresh merchandise that people actually want to buy was in their stores. But instead, they whine that Wal-Mart is just big meanies yada yada yada, when the big problem is their own stupidity, incompetence, and laziness.

    - Badtux the Contrarian Penguin

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  10. There is certainly that side of it BTux. I do know though that in many cases across the country very hard opposition was put up against many of these stores by the very same businesses that were going to go broke. Walmart was too large and could bribe the process so won almost always and those who fought did fail.

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  11. But it isn't true that the locals *always* failed. Where the locals actually had better product at reasonable prices, they did not fail. For example, the hardware store in one town that a Wal-mart came into town, they sold high quality farm-quality gear that would last for years, Wal-mart sold cheap Chinese junk like brush blades that would nick when you whacked the smallest brush. This hardware store had no problem staying in business because they competed based on quality and services and had a tie-in with Ace Hardware so that they could take advantage of co-op pricing to get their high quality stuff at reasonable prices.

    The clothing store in that town, however, went out of business within weeks after Wal-Mart came to town. No way, no how, that they could compete with Wal-Mart given the outdated styles they stocked and the high prices they charged for those clothes and the ridiculous worker-unfriendly hours that they were open.

    All of the shops that closed when Wal-Mart came to town were like that clothing store, not like that hardware store. They sold lousy product for high prices because they'd never had to compete for business because they were the only X store in town (for some product type X) because nobody else could justify coming to town to open a shop for that product, given the limited market. And when Wal-mart finally did come to town, they didn't have the foggiest notion how to compete based on quality and service *because they'd been providing poor quality and poor service for so long that they'd forgotten how to provide quality and service*. Good f**king riddance, IMHO.

    - Badtux the Contrarian Penguin

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  12. I wouldn't debate that for a second BTux because there is that side of it for sure. I will add that in many places for many of the same reasons communities fought against but most of the time lost because of strong arm tactics from WMart. Even after being denied at the planning commission level or higher here comes da court and massive amounts of legal fees. There's plenty here in support for both sides of the discussion for sure.

    I just think businesses like this have been more of a negative but both can coexist and there are examples of that and it requires a lot of input from the community in the process something most aren't willing to do.

    These businesses come with growth and there is a biggy coming up here in Feb that we get to vote on after it was approved by the city council.

    Fairly unique circumstances with this proposed annexation. I have to vote no because for a number of reasons people are not going to be moving /relocating near as much and growth is not going to happen at the rate they think. That's me.

    My new poster bud and I plus a couple others took a very strong stance on growth and annexations just south of here. We were hated. Lifelong bud next county over was the planning director and now is that and the county manager as well. The story's I have heard.

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