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.


Deaths For Nothing In Iraq

Specifically the two of ours that perished at the hands of an American trained Iraqi soldier. By now possibly that number may have risen with the nine other Americans wounded in the same incident.

This is not something new but it shows clearly the failure of this debacle that the Neo-killers and the Chimp are totally responsible for.

How can any soldier left in Iraq turn their back on any Iraqi? I could not nor will any of them and who can blame them for not trusting these people.

What a goddamn nightmare.

Can you imagine the parents of these troops killed here having to explain why or how their child died.


  1. Not trying to make a tragic situation more tragic here, so I even hesitate to say what is on my mind & in my heart today. I'm thinking that the war actually made the situation in Iraq worse, less livable for the Iraqis. The deaths, worse than "for nothing" or neutral, were the result of a war that made things more negative. History will not be kind to our nation because we don't deserve mercy.

  2. Hi Billie and of course it made it worse-much worse. History is being rewritten as we speak and it portrays these killers in a positive light because it doesn't mention the scheming that went on the day Bush was sworn in the first time or of course all the lies. The press will make sure Bush and his low-life buds come out smelling real good. At least in this country. People in other country's are a bit smarter than us.

  3. But President Carebear said we've turned the page in Iraq. So this bloody incident doesn't count.

  4. I wonder how that page turn was received in Irak?

  5. The hell on earth Bush created for Iraqi's will get much worse before it engulfs the entire middle east as expected. Afghanistan will not be won either as we describe victory.

    It really peeves me that we have those soldiers in both countries killing us for this. I just talked to Tom in Afghanistan and reiterated he better not take his eyes off them But they have also killed Americans in there sleep. I just wish we'd go home and we won't!

  6. To date, many have tried to take Afghanistan and none have succeeded. Why America thinks it can win here is beyond me. I agree, all these deaths are for nothing. We are enriching the corrupt, ensuring that those in power become very rich, and are garnering a great deal of support for the Taliban. It is a meaningless gesture which should have been abandoned long ago.

  7. Thanks for the visit and great comment Zhann. TB