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.


Plenty More Of Our Dollars On Our 4th Or Is It Our 5th Or 6th War Front

You betcha! Hillary promised that.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised that Washington would provide more money to help Central America battle drug cartels. She said the U.S. would hike its aid to the region by more than 10 percent to almost $300 million. The U.S. allocated $260 million in 2010 to fight transnational organized crimes in Central America.

Just imagine the uses you and I could find for 300 mil. This will never change. 40 years of fail and counting.

My country is so bat shit stupid we are not capable of  having an intelligent discussion on industrial hemp let alone legalization.

We luv our wars on all levels.


  1. I'm beginning to think the the US should default come August. Perhaps the country needs to bottom out before coming to grips with its problems.

  2. These crazy pusswads will never give an inch wanting to impose their dogma on others Andy.

    I wish I had others optimism but I do not.

  3. After 40 years the institutional inertia alone is enough to keep it going. Add in all the career investment of the thousands of people who execute the war and any chance of ending this war is also futile.

  4. Don't forget the war on diabetes, waged by the American Diabetic Association on behalf of Big Pharma. And the ongoing war on cancer. Or even, in my own field of expertise, the war against illiteracy. If you call it a war, it's guaranteed we'll lose.

  5. Is it like the Borg Mont? Seems very futile to me.

    I love that line Jan about calling it a war and losing.