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.


Panetta Shoots Leg Off

Not just a toe but his leg from the knee down for this beaut -

That sounds real nice and of course this is the job of guys like this to make piles of shit seem like they don't stink.

There's a problem with this - just one and it's only one word.



  1. If?

    You can always recognize the mythical "If," can't you?

    If the Vietnamese would only realize we are their friends.

    If the Iraqis would only act like we want them to.

    If the 20 last al-CIA-da would . . . .

    We'll be there forever as there are no al-Qaeda we haven't or won't create as needed.

    Thanks for the insights!

    Love ya,


  2. Yeah, IF is a fantasy. You can end up fighting windmills with an attitude like that.

  3. http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/07/09/264572/new-defense-chief-panetta-al-qaeda-defeat-within-reach/

    Here he states that A/Q in Yemen poses the greatest threat to America.

    Sound familiar?

    Prepare yourselves for some more of that good ol fashion shock and awe in Yemen.

  4. Good on ya Bud fer spitting in their eyes on this one.

  5. That if is a very important word because if we don't catch them we have to stay.

  6. And then 50 more terrorist will spring up that we then have to kill/capture and the cycle repeats.

  7. we luv da wars don't we kiddies and it ain't gonna change and no matter how it plays it sucks 24/7!

    Thanks friends.

  8. I have an IF.
    IF the Rushpubliscums insist on destroying our credit rating, and IF we don't get the hell out of these wars, fewer than 10 years from now, people will be saying.... "IF they'd done things differently, we wouldn't have wound up like the Soviets."

  9. Where we're headed for sure JR.

  10. When I taught school, I often lamented that if one certain kid weren't in the class everything would be perfect. Guess what? Some other kid would always rise up and fill the leadership vacum.

  11. Why are we smarter than the ones in DC - - - we know that answer.