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.


Hardly Anyone Knows Or Cares

The number is in for last month and it's not a good one. It's never a good one when it represents deaths of people who have died for nothing but the whims of corporate whore politicians that love war and death just as long as it's not them or theirs. That's right we're supposed to be leaving soon and then all will be just fine ya see.

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year and Month



  1. I have two sons, both now middle-aged. But had either of them died in Afghanistan, I would have been unable to bear it.

  2. I'm sure Fearguth and it's really terrible on my part to say these soldiers are being killed for no good reason but it's true I don't give a shit who it pisses off anymore or if feelings are hurt. Even Jim Joiner says the same and he's got two over there.

    It must end but of course it will not.

  3. Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori:
    "The old lie - how sweet it is to die for one's country." And not just the lives that ended, real lives only represented by numbers, but every life lost affects many other lives: fathers, mothers, wives, or husbands, sons and daughters, on and on and on....

    It's so Far beyond shameful.

    Almost as shameful is how we treat the veterans who need extensive care, both physical and, perhaps even more so, psychological. Nobody talks about the suicides, and there are well over 1500 of them from Iraq and Afghanistan alone.

    Sorry. This touched a nerve, deeply.

  4. As a country with all the problems we face here and on the planet we as a people and as a nation need decisions made that will ensure the survival of all of us.

    Of course decisions like this will never happen given the mood and mentality we are in at this time.

    I just do not think there is a way to get this back to the people at this time. We love our wars and non-existent sky beings way too much.

  5. My brother spent one year in Vietnam. We still pay the price.