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.


Get Your Waders On - Chest High Preferably

Over 100 killed and 300+ wounded in Iraq today. The blame is laid at the feet of bombers and gunmen with suspected links to a battered but still lethal al Qaeda. 

al Qaeda my ass people and don't ever fucking forget it. The real blame lies elsewhere. Life was not all that bad in Iraq prior to our invasion. In fact ask most Iraqi's and they'd take those days back in a heart beat given the chance along with all their family members and friends they've lost as well. We must not forget the thousands of ours killed and maimed either since numbers are important.

I see this crap and every once in a while feel the need to reinforce the truth of the matter.

George Asshole Fucking Bush and his killer buddies are responsible for these deaths just as they are responsible for every one of the others.

When you take a country to war for lies that is treason and those who lied deserve the same fate as all the others who died today in Iraq.

It is just that simple.

With no accountability in matters as grave as this the okay was given to continue to rape our country which was done.

Many more than needed said enough was enough and we now have what turned out to the surprise of the many a centrist as president who the voters thought was a progressive because he spoke like one. What did that get us but a bigger defense budget and a larger war in Afghanistan. A Supreme court nominee who is also a centrist meant to replace a long standing liberal member of the court. We can go on and on.

Yes it's better than having a Bush as prez but it is still unfucking acceptable at any level. Problem is that it will not get better only worse.

Take it to the bank!


  1. I have such utter contempt and Hate for Bush and Dickless just like you Tom. I do not personally know of anyone who has died in these horrific wars, if I did I would go insane I think!!

  2. Sue got it right when she said . . . I would go insane . . if the deaths were at Vietnam levels we would all know someone.

  3. "Life was not all that bad in Iraq prior to our invasion. In fact ask most Iraqi's and they'd take those days back in a heart beat..."

    HA! I think there's tens of thousands of Shias in mass graves or Kurds who were gased to death who would beg to differ with that comment.