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.


Bama Gonna Sell More Of His Soul Tonight

President Barack Obama will announce the formal end of combat operations in Iraq during a speech to the nation tonight, but the declaration won't close the book on Fort Carson's involvement in the 7-year, 5-month, 11-day-old war.

It's good a bunch are leaving-you betcha there.

The rest is not even close to good.

While 80 troops recently returned to Fort Carson from Iraq, 3,400 members of the Fort Carson-based 3rd Brigade Combat Team are still posted there, conducting "stability operations" until March.

The Fort Carson troops who remain in Iraq are among 50,000 U.S. military and 70,000 contract personnel scheduled to remain until December 2011.

They aren't leaving then and that's a fact.

Soldiers deploying to Iraq after tonight will be be participating in a wonderful catchy feel good atmosphere called  OPERATION NEW DAWN.

What a bunch of pure fucking horse shit!


  1. It's hard to imagine all the rest will be leaving in 2011, that's for sure.

  2. I'll believe it when it happens and just like most everything else we don't get we won't get this either.

    More lip service of change and before you know it a year will have gone by.

  3. Once the US military gets in a country, I doesn't leave. Still in Japan, still in Korea, still in Germany. Vietnam was an exception.

  4. Fifty THOUSAND is not an insignificant number. For a macabre comparison, that is how many died in VietNam - the last Lie-War from the same fucking crew that brought you the Iraq shit-hole-into-which-they-pour-money.
    A LOT of people are making a LOT of money from these poorly conceived and poorly operated 'wars'.

    I'd be interested to know, now, what percentage of the reservists returning to their home towns who are ABLE to return to work actually HAVE a job when they return.

    I see NO WAY that this huge bloated military machine is ever going to be trimmed to a reasonable size (that being enough to DEFEND America, not especially to defend America's rich folks).

  5. U.S. troops will never be leaving from any of the bases already being built and maintained anywhere in the world (including many new ones still being built in Afghanistan).

    Troop movements in and out are for the "citizens" to find hope in. They do not fool anyone in the military.

    And they don't fool us, do they?

    Keep up the great reporting, friend.

    Love ya!


  6. I hate this war and all others with a passion. I hate the spending, the casualties and the lies upon which these wars are predicated. But, I look at it this way:

    At least this administration is moving in the right direction and getting us out of a war THEY DIDN'T START. Unfortunately, you just can't set a date to end a war, drop your weapons and walk off. There is always a period of time for mop-up operations which often takes a couple of years, if not more.

    We would not even be at this point if the Republicans were still in charge. But it's almost a guarantee that we will be at this point again if we don't put our energies into fighting a takeover by the right.

  7. So does this mean that no more American soldiers will die in Iraq?
    After all they are saying that all "combat troops" have left.

    Do not believe it for one minute.

    Tnlib: Why do you and other dems constantly make excuses for Obama's actions, and lies. Is it because he is a dem? You and others are being lied to AGAIN. They are only rebranding these troops. From combat troops to AKA advisers. Many 'adviser' troops died in Nam.
    The only campaign promise that he has kept is that he was for, and would enhance the war in Afghanistan. He called it a "justified war".
    He is a War of Choice President.
    And his puppet strings should be held to the fire.
    If nit in this? Then on what?

  8. IMO Barack is not his own person on this issue, there is a back story going on and we will most likely never know the truth but he's doing the best he can. Washington eats good people up and spits them out no matter who it is. Go along to get along. This whole thing is an aircraft carrier headed in a direction producing huge profits for arms mfg's and you can only turn the boat around slowly.

  9. I do not really disagree Russ except it time for the commander to send an order down from the bridge "HARD TO PORT" !!