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.


stupid, fat, ugly and mean: our highest aspirations

what the hell is the matter with these repugs? what don't they get? they cling to primitive attitudes about pretty much everything it seems. a bunch of knucke-draggers who collectively believe that the world was created by the invisible cloud being approximately 4,000 years ago, insisting that everyone be enslaved and addicted to what's left of prehistic forests and swamps... or you are most certainly on drugs if you take a position that advocates a sensible, new approach to solving some of the transportation needs of a nation desperately needing to create new jobs:

WASHINGTON (CN) - Republicans heaped ridicule on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at a Wednesday hearing after LaHood suggested that bicycling and walking are just as good ways to get around as cars. To laughter, Republican House members suggested LaHood was taking drugs, dismissed the very idea of bike lanes and derided any change to a car-dependent society. "What job is going to be created by having a bike lane?" asked Ohio Republican Steven LaTourette.

pit bull-types often run in vicious packs, and this day was no different. the mutt from the cornfield couldn't resist taking a few bites as well:

Republicans pounced on statements and what LaHood called a "sea change" in transportation policy. Ranking Member Tom Latham from Iowa said that one biker is one less person paying into the transportation trust fund and said real transportation needs are being "swept aside."

is that right, mr. cyclist-hater?
count me as one less car hogging up finite resources. when i ride my bike, my registered and insured vehicles sit in the driveway- producing zero emissions and not clogging the roads.
i own property and pay taxes on that so that other people's kids can go to public schools. that's fine by me.... and by the way, i don't have kids of my own and never will.
i'm still paying taxes on all of it. it's called doing my fair share, but i guess to guys like these it smacks of socialism and they find profound discomfort in that. good. when given any opportunity, slugs such as Latham choose to further marginalize those who live simply, those who are consuming less than what he believes should be consumed.

generally speaking, this is not something that i discuss to draw attention to myself and step onto the sopabox of righteousness. i go about my busines and live quiet and small. either ya get it, or ya don't.
sometimes though, me and my biker pals get riled up and pissed off by the idiots in cages. then we take action. we will see who gets "swept aside".
(click the link and read the article. it gives some insight as to why the repugs dislike cyclists so much).

complete story from the source: courthouse news


  1. These Repubs are so stupid. They don't have the ability to think beyond the present moment. Frankly, I'm getting tired of them.

  2. They just don't like anybody do they, at least they didn't spit on him.

  3. their voices get fainter every hour as they fall over the political cliff of reality in the blogisphere only to be amplified as the fall by the parralell universe of cable teevveeee.

  4. Just for the record: they believe the world was created by the invisible cloud being approximately 6,000 years ago (not 4000 years ago). To be exact, they believe the world was created the night preceding 23 October 4004 BC - and they've got the texts to prove it.

  5. Bikes and walkers, really? They need more to do, like contribute in a meaningful way to a conversation. Jeez, who ever heard such bullshit?

  6. FYI-Bikemaster who I thought was a friend because of the shit we went through together felt the need to steal from me. He is no different that the ones we fought against.