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.


The Natives Loved Obama In Radar's Home Town

 Glad to hear that . But if you look on the front page of the Ottumwa paper you will see this picture. Outdated a bit I think.

Nazi bastard Steve King tried to rally his goose steppers from distant NE Iowa via a video address in Ft, Madison.

Also in this paper are a number of letters to the editor that are negative.

Radar must have left a mark on his neighbors but was unable to convince the local fishwrapper to stop being just that nothing but a cheap whore.

Hat's off to Ottumwa, Iowa. You betcha! It's nice this reporter was able to write this in a positive way.


  1. Drove through Ottumwa in June, 1989, en route to my older son's wedding. He married a young lady from Elma.

  2. You and I are kinda cornfield brothers then I believe.

  3. We have this ninsense in Quincy Il. One Fly. A small group of tea partiers, among whom I think five of them constantly write bullshit letters to our local paper about Obama are always screaming about their numbers and other crap. OBama is the talk of the town now. Tickets to his town hall meeting at our civic center were gone in no time. People I never knew to be political in any way are excited he's here. The rumor now is he will be leaving town on our Maine St. so the blogs and news sites are abuzz with that. Even my wife who generally is reserved about everything is giddy about taking my daughter to Maine St. just to see the President drive by.

    It's good to see my town isn't as full of kooks as the kooks would have us believe.

  4. I can't tell you how much I hear you JT101. I was so glad that my bud wanted to do this. I was concentrating on a project we were going to do. His concern was there wouldn't be many from our side show when Obama came to town. I look forward to your observations on this and hope you see this.

    As for Quincy I was there for the first time in O8. I have been to Warsaw a number of times and was invited to be there this coming Saturday to a wedding but I will not be attending. I consider myself to be a certified river rat. We drove around and looked at houses. Keokuk has a few period houses but nothing like Quincy. I hardly took a picture because there was no way that I saw that I could even come close to capturing the majesty of this architecture. What a place this must've been and how I would love to get inside some of these things. Have you been to Nauvoo?

  5. Quincy has great architecture.

    I didn't make the town hall meeting cause I was conscripted into babysitting. I did take the grandaughter, wife and daughter to watch the convoy drive out of town on Maine St. though. At least I can say I sw Obama's SUV leave town in person. I met him at our Clat Adams Park in 06 when he ran for senate. Not even 100 people showed up then. I apologised to him and said everyone was at work and this was short notice. I still kick myself for not bringing a camera cause he had time and we talked White Sox and state politics for a little over five minutes.

    There looked to be 75 to 100 tea baggers outside the Civic Center. From what the news said, many of them came form out of town. Their signs were of course mindless ignorance. It was good that a full house of 2,500 was inside with the President and Maine St was lined with well wishers when he left. I didn't see any tea baggers where I was.

    All in all, good day for Quincy Illinois.

  6. is everybody that doesnt believe what you believe a Nazi basterd?

  7. Just how stupid are you ano.

    Oh-I can answer that.

    Really fucking stupid that's how much!