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.


Jesus And His Daddy Can Go Screw Themselves

From back in the cornfield where they love their non existent sky being's way too much they kick the one they love square in the nuts and over the goal posts when it comes to helping their fellow man in these times.

What's at the top of the list---well it's the needy. I guess the sky being will take care of them.

What's next?? Well you cut guvment ya see there you betcha!

A bunch of dumb ass religiously insane hypocrites is what I think. I uses to be fairly proud to say I was a native son of Iowa but not for years and as time goes on it becomes embarrassing to say so.

What area could the government most afford to cut in order to try and get federal spending under control?

* National Defense: 13.7% (39 votes)
* Education Department: 6.0% (17 votes)
* Welfare Programs: 32.0% (91 votes)
* Agriculture Assistance: 14.8% (42 votes)
* Agency Administration across the board: 26.1% (74 votes)
* We don't need to cut right now, we need to raise taxes to help pay for it: 7.4% (21 votes)
284 votes cast


  1. it's no coincidence that so many defense industry jobs go to the paranoid suburbanites that vote the hawks in... these would be the same goobers who blew surplus after surplus, gutted city after city, alienated culture after culture, in the name of their almighty and oh so sanctified suburban lifestyle...

    it's funny, but tax shelters for the uber-rich weren't on that list... I wonder what the vote would've looked like then

  2. to my point above, Newt Gingrich's Cobb County received the second highest amount of federal funding in the country... second only to Arlington County, which houses both the pentagon and the CIA....

    nuck fewt?

    --rev manny of the human tribe

  3. Where was the poll taken?
    I'm actually pleasantly surprised by the numbers on several of the areas.
    1) National Defense
    2) Ag assistance
    3) Agency Admin. and
    4) Raise taxes
    You'll always have people bitching about welfare - everybody's against it until they need it. And the general public has always undervalued schooling.
    I think folks are down on Ag assistance because of the huge checks to the farmers who work mega-acres. If the money was going to the family farms with limited acreages, I don't think there'd be much complaining.
    I'm kinda cheered by the poll - except for the number wanting to cut welfare - they are the totally brain dead - and agency administration. I think the later was chosen for the wrong reasons: general anti-government feelings rather than a desire for much greater efficiency.

  4. The link is in the first sentance from the NW part of the cornfield.

    I notice some of those things as well jeg. Defense was interesting but the two front runners spell tea bag to me.

    AG give away is from the towners who don't get free money and get tired of seeing these "farmers" get new pickups with more free money that's maybe not part of the AG program.

  5. It is odd the least among us are the ones attacked most.

  6. I'm guessing the people with functioning minds didn't even bother. I wouldn't.