4/16/17
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.

5/30/11

Memorial Day 2011

5/30/11
Same as it ever was except we have another war front in Libya. We love our wars more than anything else. Always plenty for that - you betcha!


5/31/10 
Another year gone by and this post remains accurate and pertinent. The state of the nation will not be discussed today. Have a safe and fun filled holiday with your family and friends.
OF



Today 5/25/09   It the same a year later just as it was the same six years ago. This post has a much merit now as it did then and will have more next year. We are not leaving Iraq for years as the plan was just that from the beginning. That has not changed and is not going to no matter what is said. It is so sad. There have been 18 of ours killed in Iraq so far this month and that will never stop until we are gone. 

2008
Memorial Day Today And Five Years Ago

These pictures were taken five long years ago the very same scene above being played out once again today for the sixth time at the same place here and everywhere around our country since the invasion of Iraq. Each flag here a representation of a veteran who is no longer with us.

There is not a person I know who does not respect the service any man or women has given to this country but given these times and this day of remembrance Iraq and those who put us there has got to be part of the picture. The vets from this small Iowa town were adamantly opposed to the invasion and remain opposed to the chain of events since then.  How many more of the same scene above will play out while this country occupies Iraq? It's likely there will be many.

With the war whores pounding the drums for war leading up to the invasion the opposition to such a venture was not heard from those who understood the ramifications of such an action namely the vets above and those no longer with us who now include my own Father. Although OTC did not exist five years ago the stance taken at that time remains the same today. We were one of the biggest supporters of the troops then and now. We supported them not going to Iraq and continue to support them coming home to their families immediately!!

Thank you to all Veterans past and present for your service and sacrifices and may the future for those who are serving abroad in this theater called Iraq and Afghanistan be able to return home very soon. That is my hope but the reality at this time is that many more graves will be dug for the casualties of this debacle.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the beauty of this world and speaking plainly about the things that matter.





    But, you really do have to do something about that dude that shows up in your links, "Utah Dummy Shoots Two." His hairy body tucked into those black briefs and surrounded by guns is seriously turning my stomach.


    :)

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  2. I share your disgust. I visited a National Cemetery today, and came away furious.

    We expend the lives of some of our best and brightest for no good reason, and without blinking an eye. It's hard to not be pissed off.

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  3. I agree Teresa - it's a done deal.

    What kills me the worst no one says boo about our four war fronts and they continue to line up to be killed and to also give up the very things that benefit little people like SS and Medicare.

    It's only us guys who cry out for this to stop but of course no one will listen.

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