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.


Cuts At The Pentagon?

Hundreds of billions of dollars worth possibly because the debt plan is so wonderful.

Pentagon official warns against deeper cuts.

The official said DoD hopes the super committee’s focus isn’t additional defense cuts.
“I would expect them to focus on entitlements and taxes, but they have the right to focus on whatever they want,” the defense official said.

No way in hell is the the defense budget ever going to be cut and if there are cuts it will be made up somewhere else. No way are the profiteers of war going to be denied what they are entitled to by the people they pay to make the votes for them in congress!

Just say'in.


  1. I read an article, I believe it was on RZ's site, that the so-called defense budget cuts would be like taking one glass of water from the ocean.

    Beautiful header photo.

  2. Morning amigo. I agree with TE about the header photo.

    I've lost my abilities to predict anything about anything but what you say seems to carry the weight of the last 50 years as a sea anchor to keep it pointed that direction.

  3. Good morning too kiddies.

    What RZ put up I agree with and go back to the simple fact that we have absolutely no control and those in power don't work for us there is no way the rich are going to give up a penny without recouping it somewhere else.

    I guess it's a prediction Jules but like with the last election that was easy to call what was going to happen. The left thought it was so funny dem baggers and the supremes decision on contributions hadn't really come into play. I think this is an easy prediction as well. This will be soooo ugly! LTFO! If the left thinks they will gain ground on the right disappointment will reign across the land. And they'll wonder why.

    It was just one of those incredible sunrises we get around here once in awhile.

    Thanks friends and I hope to see Seymore Hersch speak at 5PM today.

  4. A red sky (like that in your beautiul header) is usually seen as a sign of war. Let's hope,there'll be no more wars.

    Anyway, cuts in the military budget would seem plausible, but as you say, improbable. Every american president either starts a war or continues the war begun by its predecessor. Why is that ? Maybe they're afraid to deal with the internal problems and find out they're unsolvable. Who knows.

  5. Don't you people understand! The Defense Department is the only real untouchable entitlement in DC. That's what you pay your tax dollars for and you can't take them back. SSI & Medicare/Medicaid are pretty ideas but only if we can afford them after the tax cuts.

  6. There will be cuts. We flat-out do not have the economic base anymore to support the military establishment we now have, and we just can't ask the rich for any form of sacrifice. This means that we will, absolutely, collapse just like the USSR did, and whoever our successor nations are will be too preoccupied with trying to stablilze themselves to worry too much about military affairs. The rich are too stupid with greed to see it coming, but even ignorant barefoot half-breed hillbillies like me can read the writing on the wall.

  7. Cuts in the safety net and cuts in your future income.

    Those are the cuts that will go through.

    The rest of the cuts chat is just for taking the yokels' minds off the coming loss of all pension and eventually health benefits (which are needed to finance the no-cuts-but-increases coming up for the war budgets).

    Depend on it.

    The defeat of DADT, seen as an Obama accomplishment, was in the plans all along to provide the needed increased level of cannon fodder.

    After all, the righties' resistance to it had already guaranteed the important elections of 2000 and 2004, which was the point all along, and it will be back later when they need it again to quell lower-class resistance to the impending dark ages.

    We are preparing, as I type, to enter Libya full throttle, and Syria, and Yemen and then . . . well . . . you know - Iran!

    Make war not peace.

    USA! USA! USA!

  8. Our future as a country is very bleak in my opinion.

    All of you are correct. I think what remains to be seen is just how bad is it going to get.

    Seriously-thank you for the comments.