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.


bama Didn't Say Squat About These Student Loans

I can tell you why - because it would have shown just how big a bullshitter he really is. His folksy bush like friendly ways about how hard he had it work for many but if you take a second and listen - - well. These new rules for grad students even though they start in July of next year are harsh to say the least. Straight from the 1%'rs in the District of Whores!

I suppose if one has a bit of money these changes don't amount to a whole hell of a lot but if you don't have much these changes are significant.

Under a law passed by Congress this summer, graduate studentswill be required to pay more for loans beginning in July. Graduate students also will lose rebates for on-time payment ofloans as part of changes that are expected to save the federalgovernment $21.6 billion over the next 10 years.The new law eliminates the graduate student loan interestsubsidy. That means that interest will keep accruing while studentsare still in school. Students will start owing interest immediately on loans issuedafter July 1. Students can still defer payment on the loans untilafter graduation.


  1. Can we stop forcing all students to take academic courses that will serve no purpose now that 3/4 of them won't be able to afford college anyway? And let them take what they love: art, auto shop, woodworking, literature, home ec even. The EdBiz is nothing but a big, twisted mess (I worked there for 19 years). I would like to see a 100% tax rebate for parents who homeschool their kids, or a credit those kids could apply to higher education.

  2. The greedmeisters have no place in the educational system and must be driven out. Obama's not the man for that job, but we'd better figure out who is.

  3. Both of you are correct and we know the answers to many of our problems and they can be fixed if correct decisions are made.

    Not in this toxic atmosphere. They say a third party is not viable. I'd like to make that decision for myself rather than let a DC bastard whore decide that for me.