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.


Krugman Is Right But Wrong On What Has Really Changed

Agree on the media for the most part. Disagree on what the reality really is at least to me. He says the tea baggers happened because of the economy.

and in bad times, the gut reaction of many voters is to move right. 

That’s the message of a recent paper by the economists Markus Brückner and  Hans Peter Grüner, who find a striking correlation between economic performance  and political extremism in advanced nations: in both America and Europe, periods  of low economic growth tend to be associated with a rising vote for right-wing  and nationalist political parties. The rise of the Tea Party, in other words,  was exactly what we should have expected in the wake of the economic crisis. 

Probably and goes on to say-

If the economy continues to add jobs, we can expect some of the air to go out of  the Tea Party movement. 

That could very well be but what I've been trying to say is that this is what the Republicans have always been -Teabaggers and they in recent history have come out of the closet so to speak.

No matter what a Republican says he is if he doesn't say Teabagger he's fucking lying to you because when it comes time to vote he will vote the line. It is the Teabagger type candidate running for office across the country and they are very powerful.

This group is being dismissed because it's numbers are considered small. It's more than numbers here in this equation to think about.


  1. Bad economic times lead indeed to extremism , but in the present situation, it could lead to more than that, it could lead to civil war both in America and in Europe.

  2. I agree Duta and thank you for the visit!!

    The oil spill could be the catalyst for let's just say bad things around the globe.