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.


Arizona Wannabes In The Cornfield

Not to be outdone by the racists in Arizona Iowans are ramping up to show they can be just as bigoted as the clandestine sheet wearers in the Grand Canyon State.

Let's understand the hypocrisy here as for several decades packing plants replaced good paying union jobs with people from Mexico in successful attempt to break them. It literally changed many small towns in this state. No one said boo about losing the unions but even back then the browns were not liked but they remained.

No surprise here-
An Iowa Poll conducted in September found that 66 percent of those surveyed favored an illegal- immigration law such as the one in Arizona. The sentiment was strongest - more than 80 percent - among Republicans, born-again Christians and supporters of Branstad and the tea party.

But the best is here something you will never hear the crazies on the right mention.
A 2007 study by the Iowa Policy Project, a research group, estimated that undocumented immigrants in Iowa pay some $40 million to $62 million in state and local property, sales, excise and income taxes every year - and consume fewer services than many believe.

The chances are probably pretty good this will get done and the old saying for what Iowa stands for (idiots out wandering around) will reach higher ground. When that happens this native son will not return!


  1. 'Idiots Out Wandering Around': makes sense!

  2. That came from Wisconny. Get it a lot as there a bunch of those drunken cow tippers around here.

  3. In a state with Hispanics nearly a majority we've elected an Hispanic governor who campaigned on anti-immigration. We've entered Bizzaro World here.

  4. This is one more chapter in the far right culture wars.
    They are afraid of losing their own identity.
    They care not if every one around them and even themselves are slaves to the system.
    Just as long as all those slaves of ignorance are white like themselves.
    The pilgrims should have been asked for their papers at the dinner table that the natives provided.

    No papers- no soup for you pilgrim.

  5. This kinda shit is going to play out all over the place.