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.


War Lovers And Some Iraqi's Are Fretting

 Yup they sure are. The lovers of war here over the possible loss of a war they continue to love and Iraqi's who are afraid of increased violence.

Well no shit Cisco and frankly that's a huge"tough shit" from this part of the field.

One of my many points against the invasion of Iraq that was being based on the lies of a few was that even for someone like myself who was not that knowledgeable about the area you did not have to be to understand this - no way absolutely no way a conflict undertaken by this country in Iraq was going to turn out anything but bad. You did not have to be a Middle East expert to understand this.

It seems we may be close to at least getting most of our troops out of there and it's troops and not Americans or other ex-pat contractors. I wanted to puke when chimpy talked about standing up then down and the numbers trained so far - for years and years knowing that as usual it was all a fucking lie for over a decade. You treasonous bastards. 

So to all you whiners/complainers and fretters I muster up the very best TOUGH SHIT AND KISS MY ASS that I can.

Let's at least get these guys home now but remember until it happens it has not and when it does it can be believed and only then when you are dealing in matters of those who control most everything especially war and death.


  1. So, do you suppose Blackwater has enough money now, or are they preparing for the war in Iran?

  2. There are some Iraqis who have reason to fret because of their working with the US. But with 11,000 State Dept employees in the wolds largest embassy you would think getting a visa should be easy. And there will be 5,000 mercs to protect them when they apply.

  3. I assume there are probably thousands on that payroll all over the place and the truth be known - in this country as well.

    You bet Mont and let them live with those who supported this invasion for lies.