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.


You Just Never Mind

Text under the video feed from BP.

There ya see. Move the hell out of the way you people who have an issue with the gulf coast being destroyed more than likely by the likes of us and we really do care and are trying so hard. So what if it's been about five weeks. Suck it up bitches. We're in charge here and ain't a fucking thing you can do about it.

I can't tell you how much I hope this works. Other than that there's not much on my mind.


  1. arrogant morons!
    This is on my mind day and night too. But one good thing happened today, Ed Schultz had a guest on with some interesting GOOD news, and it ain't for the GOP'ers! lol. Come view...

  2. If I may, I'd like to inject a modicum of moderation. I know you guys are angry, and well you should be, because BP took risks and screwed up in what will likely be the most dramatic demonstration of greed initiated disaster to date. I know this and I agree with the anger. Bear that in mind as I insert my two cents.

    At the moment there is nobody better positioned to solve this problem than BP. Sticking noses into things will do more damage than it will insure any kind of correct procedure.

    BP's corporate life is at stake here, and you can bet that they will put every resource they can mobilize into action as quickly as possible to salvage whatever sliver of that life that can be saved.

    Like any corporation, the only thing they care about is money, and every second this goes on costs them more. For that reason alone, they will do nothing that might cost more, and will do everything in their power to stop the bleeding.

    For that reason alone, I don't begrudge them the attitude of "get out of my way and let me work... I'll tell you the outcome once we get there."

    There isn't anyone out there that could do anything more than BP is trying. Lets give them some alley to get the hole plugged. After it is over we can start grilling the people responsible.

  3. I wouldn't debate against the points you bring up MB not for a second.

    What I'm saying is when our country is attacked by a non-stoppable invasion of oil it then becomes a different ballgame.

    It's clear BP will be the decision maker here on any course of action.

  4. No doubt your assessment is correct. In the end BP decision makers should pay some price. Their history speaks volumes, and I feel certain that will be taken into consideration.

    In the mean time, for an uncomplicated, blow by blow commentary, take a look at The Oil Drum