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.


If You Are An Empire And Own The Media

There are some things you do not do and the first one is give yourself up for any reason as you are absolute in all that there is.

One of them is that you do not admit to making mistakes.
A statement issued by the Department of Defense did not apologize for the attack.

Another is that if possible you use another name for your Empire when convienient -
An investigation into a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month

Then you investigate yourself whenever you are able to then blame others and other things  -
a combination of mistrust and bad maps led to the airstrikes on two Pakistani outposts, the Defense Department and a NATO official said Thursday.



  1. Lucky there's not more mistrust to cause such things more frequently.

  2. Sounds good Fearguth and hi Jules. I have a feeling the rednecks serving over there do not like the Pakky's even a little bit. They are ruthless and always been that way at least that's my impression. It's better to have them on your side but it's hard to do when you kill them and tell them it's their fault.

  3. Adults apologize. You fuck up and admit it, you apologize.

    The USA never apologizes. It's part of the American exceptionalism the rightwing cherishes more than full jail cells at GITMO.

  4. Nuttiness like this was always appropriately handled by Alexander Haig. He would make an even nuttier explanation and we'd spend our time trying to figure out what the hell he was talking about rather than focus on why somebody was bombed because of a "misunderstanding."

  5. Or Alan Greenspan about anything having to do with what they were going to do to US economically.

    And, of course, the world.