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.


Obama Gonna Fight Hard

"We're going to fight back with everything that we've got," he said.

And that's good as well it should be in an attempt to stop the oil from reaching the shores wherever that may be.

Problem is the gusher has not been stopped and all the tough talk and all the efforts to stop it from reaching shore don't mean diddly squat if the right conditions arise.

Most everything anyone says don't mean shit as long as this poison continues to spill at will into what once was fairly pristine waters.

The tough talk I want to hear from my President is how hard he is going to fight to stop drilling such as this so this can never happen again and how we are going to institute a massive effort as a country to begin the process to alternative energy sources.

We could go on and on here but my heart just isn't in it until the gusher gets a plug stuck in it's ass.

The magnitude of this continues to be downplayed and one does not have to be a  marine biologist to understand that this is an ocean killer and possibly much more.

One does not have to be a economist to understand that this may very well be a depression maker too.

A tough speech by Obama tonight  will be just that as talking tough changes nothing.


  1. Glad to see you back.
    This will have to be one hell of a speech. If he gives the usual 'go along to get along' lip service he is done. This has now become a battle of the shareholders of Bp, and planet Earth. The U.K. pension funds are up in arms over this.
    FUCK THEM! !
    Where does it say that stocks and dividends are guaranteed. It's a casino, remember?

  2. I have my lazy buddy John who get's an ass chewing every couple weeks.

    Like BP, he doesn't give a shit cause he knows in the long run, even the short run, the boss will forget about it and find something else to mother fuck over. BP is John. Take the ass chewing and act sorry. Drill a new well next week and give a free cup of cappacino with a tank of gas and all will be forgotten.

    Lest you think I'm wrong One Fly look to Iraq. Our anger is moot. We're still there.

  3. And so it begins.


    Since when do criminals have the right to negotiate?

  4. Oh shit. I forgot we live in the UNITED >CORPORATE< STATES OF AMERICA.

  5. Does anyone know what caused the explosion that killed 11 men? Why was the head of Homeland Security the first on hand? Why not the head of National Disasters or someone else? I am just really curious why nobody wants an investigation. It is also a bit ridiculous that help was offered from other countries and companies and our president turned it down. I'm serious I want to know what caused the explosion!

  6. "Lest you think I'm wrong One Fly look to Iraq. Our anger is moot. We're still there."

    You don't have to convince me of anything there Truth. There will be a time coming up where I will back away from many things as what's been unfolding for sometime continues to get worse but that's me.

    And RZ I looked at that and it's just what you say.

  7. Doreen I would very much like to read about the accusations you make. Would you please provide some credible links.

    Possibly an investigation is warranted but can we get the damn thing shut off first.

  8. That crap - and I do mean CRAP - about Obama turning down offers of help from other countries is a pile of bullshit.

    A friend had something about this on his blog and immediately I smelled a right-wing bucket of road apples. Having been a researcher all my life I did some research. It was all over the right-wing blogs but nowhere else. So, what does that tell you?

    In the Q&A session right after the speech Gibbs was asked about this same thing - imagine that. Another one of those GOP plants? Yes, the U.S. has accepted offers of help from other nations. And yes, the Jones Act is being waived.

    This is a maritime law that essentially protects American maritime workers.

    "The Jones Act requires that commerce between U.S. ports on the (((inland and intracoastal waterways))) be reserved for vessels that are:

    ▪ U.S. Built
    ▪ U.S. Owned
    ▪ Registered under U.S. Law
    ▪ U.S. Manned"

    BTW, Ms Doreen, Cuba offered to send a ship with doctors and medical supplies after Katrina but Bush turned them down. This fact is well documented.

    I've lost my patience with these right-wing fools. Our nation is faced with the worst environmental - man-made - disaster in its history and all the righties can do is lie and play politics. That's about as low as a person can go in my book. We should be working together, not playing petty little games - I think the residents along the Gulf would appreciate that.

    As for what caused the explosion, I doubt if anyone stuck around to find out. I would think that the person to ask is the CEO of BP.

  9. Thank you for the education Leslie.

    Of course Doreen and her ilk don't need no edukation nor do the kids.

    The dumbfuckedness of these people never ceases to amaze me.

    And when they are shown the truth backed up with science - math and facts they still choose to remain dumb bastards.

    That is why there is no reason to attempt a conversation with most cuz nothing will change.

    In the mean time poison continues to spew into the gulf and it ain't Obama's fault.

    Wonder when all the praying being done will stop it. Or are they still praying for our president to fail.

    When you are as fucked up as these people are it's hard to tell.

  10. Here is the way I see it. At this point it is just like the mortgage and credit default swap thing. Many people made alot of money during Bush's reign of terror and it is going to take awhile to clean things up and I believe there other shoes that are going to drop and those in DC will hit the fainting couch and act surprised but the reality is we as citizens have been fed a diet of issues which divide and have allowed corporations to reap their profits at our expense. The issue in the gulf will unite america over time and as my father used to say every ball rolls over sometime.

  11. We'll see Russ. You would think it would unite but given the mindset of the other side I'm not so sure.

    If we are to survive something needs to bring us together but at this time we are being ripped apart.