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.


Once Again-Why Are We In Afghanistan?

What can I say except that confusion reigns when it comes to why we are in this country for years and years and this doesn't help.

This piece via VOA and they don't lie.

This isn't really new but reinforces why we are correct and must leave. I'll believe it when I see it if troops are withdrawn a year from now.

We love wars way too much to rush away from one.


  1. I think we want Afghanistan because we're afraid some one else might get it? Can that be right?

  2. If and when you get out of Afghanistan, they'll come after you, to your territory as terrorists. They already know the truth - America with all the high technology is weak, cannot and will not win.Soldiers who grew up in a liberal place are too softy for wars.

    Afganistan is the basis of Al-Qaida and as such a big threat to all the american influence and interests in that part of the world. So America's involvement in Afganistan is understandable, but she has to be realistic - not to start a war because she cannot win it.

  3. All the money that's being spent to fight this war is going into corporate hands and they want to keep it flowing no matter how much blood it costs.
    The only thing that made us get out of Vietnam was the reaction to the draft. It seems we're willing to pay through the nose as Billy Bob off the farm and street kids that see the military as a way up are willing to die, but don't force other people to put their lives on the line.

  4. Great comments all! Don't start a war you can't win. We wouldn't do that for a number of reasons every one of which sucks.

  5. this type of behavior worked out REAL well for us in Vietnam... remember?

    yeah, well, neither do I... paying off warlords is never a good idea. TO paraphrase Emma Goldman, anyone who would agree with you for a bribe would disagree with you for a better bribe... this has bad joojoo written all over it

  6. I member that but when you can do whatever you choose with no accountability and you corpo buddy whores make big buck well all cards are on da table.

    Things are going to come to a head here real soon.

    Anyone who shoots into and or from Iran this world will enter a depression.