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.


Stroking Congress War Whores

Telling them just what they want to hear.

Some gems from just another snake oil salesman,

“We will have some bad days ahead, but so long as we hold fast and adapt faster than the enemy, the enemy’s situation will continue to worsen,” 

Success in Afghanistan is propping up an Afghan government that is stable enough to keep “extremists” from using the country as a terrorist base.

The U.S.-Pakistan relationship is “trending in the right direction,” he said.
Mattis said he is probably most concerned about Iran, including its desire to enrich uranium that could be used to build a nuclear bomb.

A big win in Afghannystan and move on over and take out that devil of a country Iran. Who says things aren't going according to plan.


  1. I like your direct language ("war whores").
    I'll say this: If America cannot win a war in days or weeks, she should never start any war,anywhere. She should fight terror only when it reaches her own borders.
    Her being engaged in wars for years with no clear victory, weakens not only America but also her allies and friends in the world.

  2. The only thing served by this war is profit for military contractors.

  3. There is no big win in the Kabul Quagmire, just more opportunities for Lyndon Baines Obama to tell us its raining.

  4. I won't comment on the post Tom but I do love that picture!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I just stopped by to say hi!

  5. I swear my friends we have a better grasp of reality than any person/persons who make the decisions about this.

    Duta-that was one hell of a comment and I thank all of you.

    I'm out of here in a bit either to camp or visit my favorite Aunt who lives in Casper.

    Never been back when Ft. Kaspar was open. I'm inclined to go there so I can see that again and try to put my self in the shoes of the soldiers who shit their pants when the bluff above teemed with Indians.

    All of you have a great weekend.

  6. Hmm, you're right. In the minds of the neocon architects of this war things ARE going swimmingly.