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.

6/2/11

Another Landmark Month

For a while it looked like when Osama Been Had was finally in the "We Got Him" category deaths were slowing down a wee bit on our second War Front. Not to be though as in the end the other side racked up enough kills to make it a another record for the month of May.

They do love to kill Americans and the numbers prove they're getting better all the time. Our leaders love supplying the fodder for just that purpose who are remembered just a little bit one day a year.

Soon we'll be drawing down from this long hard fought fight over there and all this will become moot ya see.

These troops on their return home from Afghannystan will travel on the same train as the 50,000 from Irak as that War Front winds down as well. It's been one big party.


CoalitionU.S.
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 50 53 33 499
2011 25 20 31 46 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 157

4 comments:

  1. Those numbers really tell the story without any possibility for "re-interpretation." It's so disappointing that we are still there. Have you watched the PBS show Front Line in which they discussed the current strategy whereby our real and sole mission is to find and kill as many members of al-qaeda that we can. That's it. Started with McChrystal and it remains. The rest is spin.

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  2. No I haven't seen that. "and it remains" sums it up so well. It's not changing and we ain't leaving.

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  3. the Party Continues.............

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