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.


Drug Warriors Win Big At The Border

This is what you get with billions of dollars of our money.

National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening.

Two kilos at a time enough to warp the minds of hundreds of grade school Amerikan childruns. I'm sure the badges are patting themselves on the back. The Mexicans chased them away but couldn't catch anyone.


  1. A catapult, eh? I haven't heard of that before.

  2. I don't think these fellows were very smart Andy. Plus articles such as this leave much in doubt. A lot of times I think they do this so the monkeys think we're winning on our third war front.

    Plus I can throw 3lbs over that fence real easy.

  3. This is stupid.
    We go to the dentist in Naco Mexico.
    This fence [wall] does not go on for ever.

    Just a short walk and they could hop the border with ease.

    The check point there is not even that sophisticated.

    The whole town of Naco is no more than a few square miles.

  4. Did you see the video of the two girls who climbed the fence in 40-50 seconds or some damn thing like that?

  5. Build a fence and they will come? ;~D

  6. One Fly -- under 19 seconds. And these weren't, like, gymnast girls or anything, they were normal sorta weak sorority girls. So we're spending all these billions of dollars on this fence for... err... what, now?

    - Badtux the Baffled Penguin

  7. It is all just one infinite barbaric circle.

    The Virtual Fence Corporation and all of its affiliates give start up money-[payola]-[political contributions] to our legislators.
    Privatized prisons, the Corporations that makes the uniforms, supplies the meals, the fences, the bricks, Security Guards on and on.
    Are the main contributors to our Congressional Critters.
    The Critters then in turn pass legislation -[War on Drugs]- and other projects to reimburse the contributors [Corporations]with contracts funded by our tax dollars.

    This is what Corporate Capitalism is, and will be as long as we exist in the Corporate States of America.

  8. Oh my! I plead cornfield.

    I saw this Tux and yes these girls were by no means athletic. Good on them I bet that would be tough. Never liked climbing stuff like that.

    But if I wanted to get to the other side well ---

  9. So I hear the poor bastard who was assigned to catch the pot quit.
    Is this what they mean by going medieval on you? As you can see I love this story. Did you see who made the catapult? Acme.. Beep beep