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.


And The Number Is

So deaths of American forces in Afghanistan is not as high compared to last year at this time that number means squat. And note we don't use the total bullshit term of Nato troops because we die more than anyone else who's in da coalition.

This morning there's some whining going on from Kandahar.

Lawmakers from Kandahar said Tuesday that Afghan forces are far from ready to assume full security responsibility in the province that was the birthplace of the Taliban

Tough shit! Call the goddamn repuglicans and let's get the hell outta there now.



  1. The American Empire isn't leaving Afghanistan ever.

    U.S. Expanding Bases In Afghanistan For Permanent Presence

    the United States planned to expand the Bagram, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Shairf air bases in Afghanistan with an allocation of 300 million US dollars. The expansion of U.S. military bases in Afghanistan is obviously running counter to the commitment to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2011; the United States is aiming to build permanent military bases in the "post-antiterrorism era" and to consolidate its global military network and to guard against the possible future global volatile situations.

    In fact, the United States has tried hard to secure its permanent military presence since it launched the war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as the US military Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) along with the British military, in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., with the construction of its permanent military bases and "frontline" operation bases.

    To date, the Untied States has established a dozen military bases in Afghanistan, with the airbases at Bagram, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Shairf as the permanent bases and the Herat, Jalalabad and other airfields as the "frontline" operation bases. These U.S. military bases are currently serving not only as a stronghold for control of Afghanistan and to battle hostile forces but also as a springboard to cope with the volatile situation in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

    SOURCE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21119

    Obama tells his political base what he thinks they want to hear and then does the opposite.

    Obama is a liar. Why the O-Bots get weak in the knees when they see him is one of life's great mysteries.

  2. I know Christopher and appreciate the passion you have on this issue. If anyone thinks bama is the answer to anything is living a delusion. Most of the news is only a diversion from the reality of what news should be. And the sheep bleat for more.

  3. Afghanistan is even more of a jewel in the crown for the U.S. now that precious minerals worth $4 trillion have been found there.

    Especially valuable is lithium. Even more so than gold because lithium is used in virtually 100% of our high tech communications systems such as those used by the military.

    My guess is, Afghanistan will become our unofficial 51st U.S. state. We will never really leave.

  4. And Columbia is supposed to have half of the worlds lithium too and we want that as well. An Empire needs most of what everyone else has.

  5. I didn't know this about Columbia.

  6. I was able to find this Christopher.