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.


A Real Horror - Not Last Night's Kiddie Games

UPDATE 11/1/10 Make that number 50 Americans killed in October

What was never spoken about from either side of the fence while chasing the votes on the campaign trail to serve this great country's war machine while fucking the little guy.

And if you do serve our country by being elected that's just what you are doing - administering to a budget where half of it goes to the military.  Sick shit and none of you whores for the most part spoke strongly enough against the war machine.

There is a life time of horror for the families of the 49 soldiers killed last month in Afghanistan but it's just so inconvenient to speak of those who died when you're after the corporations money who profit from us being in a perpetual state of war.

We love our blood and guts way too much to give any of that up ya know.

To the families who lost loved ones I am truly sorry for your loss.

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year and Month

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 4 12
2002 10 12 9 5 1 3 0 1 1 5 1 1 49
2003 4 7 12 2 1 3 2 4 2 4 6 1 48
2004 9 2 3 3 8 5 2 3 4 5 7 1 52
2005 2 1 6 18 4 27 2 15 11 7 3 3 99
2006 1 17 7 1 11 18 9 10 6 10 7 1 98
2007 0 14 5 8 11 12 14 18 8 10 11 6 117
2008 7 1 8 5 17 28 20 22 27 16 1 3 155
2009 15 15 13 6 12 25 45 51 40 59 18 18 317
2010 30 31 26 20 34 60 65 55 42 49 0 0 412


  1. And David Broder is positively salivating about war with Iran!

  2. Exactly FG and if and I'll be the optimistic one here and do a double -and if the repugs win big tomorrow war will be unleashed other places besides Iran. That will be what happens!

  3. Yeah, three wars may not be enough.

  4. Great post brother.
    No talk on MSM about the endless wars or the deaths.
    Winter is coming to Afghanica.
    The landscape will look quite different come the spring. And I am not talking about the snow.
    I am expecting another incident from Yemen in short order. Reports are already coming out that CIA hit squads should be sent there. [If they are not there already.].
    Drones R U.S. will be given the green light. Obama will be "forced" to enter Yemen and find all those A/Q.

  5. The election is damn near here RZ. Going to look at your Yemen post and admit I don't know shit about the dynamics there and don't claim to. I do know now more about Hanj paper than the country of Yeman. You and Joiner are my go to boys on this area.

  6. Check in here every once in a while.
    These guys have great info on the endless wars.


    Hanji paper etc. is part of my home work. As you know my plans for S/Korea are now front and center.
    2-3 years I will be blogging from there. I will not die in this country. I have given enough.