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.


Obama Says He Should Have Sold His Policies Better

Well ain't that no shit Cisco!

"We had to move so fast, we were in such emergency mode, that it was very difficult for us to spend time a lot doing victory laps and advertising exactly what we were doing," Obama said, "because we had to move onto the next thing."

How many times did you reach across the aisle and for how long did you do the same over and over only to be kicked square in the nuts each time while being told by many to stop and move ahead without the right.

Why did you continue to endorse Bush doctrine that took rights away from me and in some cases make it even worse.

Now all of a sudden you bemoan the fact that you could have done more. MY ASS!

You are so close to being a repug it's scary and if you really wanted to make change you would have really fought these bastards that are on the verge of taking over this country. If you had done that they would not be in this position.

Yes you are so much better than any repuglican there is no question about that but in these times that is not enough and if you really wanted to you could have made the difference here but you chose not to.

If we lose Congress this country is totally fucked and if any person on the left thinks it will come back to us you are crazy fucking nuts.

You had the chance of being the best president this country has ever had and you blew it-big time!

I also understand too if you would have gone these places many of us wanted you to go they would have killed you.

There will be no one like you again that will have the persona to do what is needed to guide this society to a higher plane.


  1. Fly, I agree up to a point. When Obama was running for office, he promised to govern from the center, in a bipartisan fashion, and I knew that when I voted for him, even though I said at the time that bipartisanship with Republicans would prove impossible. I can't blame him for trying. Where hw went wrong is that, once it became clear that the Republicans were trying to undermine recovery for political gain, he kept trying.

    The natural future for the Democratic Party is a coalition of progressives, minority voters, environmentalists, and labor. The time to compromise on issues necessary for those groups must end, and Blue Dogs must lose their GOP fleas and work with the party or go,

  2. OF
    Pay no attention to these dems that are content having a bone thrown at them every once in a while.

    RE " but in these times that is not enough and if you really wanted to you could have made the difference here but you chose not to."
    This hit it right on the head.
    He chose not to, because he never was going to in the first place.
    His appointments of Summers, Bernanke, Geithner, Shillary, Gates, should have shown this to one and all.
    Instead these appeasers kept saying "well it's better than what could have been [Mc Cain]".
    These simpletons are in for a rude awakening come after the mid-term.

  3. Well said TC and it's past due we think of ourselves first because the others don't care squat about us. We will never get a thing from these people.

    Truthfully TC I only have listened to a couple of Obama's speeches and people got caught up in them as possibilities were brought forward that got people excited. and that was good. Like you I knew what we were going to get but I just thought it was going to be more than what we did get so far.

    We are in deep do do my friend.

  4. He has been a bit of a disappointment acting as a community organizer not a President. He will continue to move farther right trying to please everyone and disappoint all!

  5. Thanks Jim-I've lost a bit of confidence on what looks good and what doesn't.

    There are some who do not like to hear this about the president. I try to be respectful unlike bush who didn't deserve an ounce of that.

    If we do lose congress I think the blame can be laid at his feet but also the many who poked fun at the baggers instead of focusing on what was really going on. That energy would have been better served in an attempt to make Obama fight instead of waving that goddamn olive branch!


  6. you probably don't believe it but I do agree with alot of what you say OF. The problem is we have 2 more years and we have to keep fighting for this man to listen to us. Hence my blog title!

    We've been through tough times before, the country always came back, we will survive I promise! :-)

  7. I know you agree with me Sue. You are the optimist and I the pessimist.

    I just think there's more going on than meets the eye.

    We'll know more in a few day. I hope this election turns out to be a Truman experience.

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  9. Tom you're right my friend but that is still a gross understatement.