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.


Of Course This Teen Is Hated And Put Herself In Danger

This girl is a hero but she better get a body guard.

Jessica Ahlquist is an outspoken atheist who has incensed this heavily Roman Catholic city with a successful lawsuit to get a prayer removed from the wall of her high school auditorium, where it has hung for 49 years. A federal judge ruled this month that the prayer’s presence at Cranston High School West was unconstitutional, concluding that it violated the principle of government neutrality in religion. 

This riles up the religious crazy's something fierce and I shit you not there are plenty that wish/want and would enjoy hurting this girl.

What I find important here is in the very words of this prayer. Take the header and the amen away and you then have a statement any student there or any where else can aspire to do and be without infringing on those of us who do not agree and want this or any thing like it kept out or removed from the public school system because that's the way it's supposed to be.

The same can be said of values espoused by "believers" in the sense that they create the illusion that because they "believe" their values and positions on them deserve all the credibility over those of us who do not.

That is pure bull shit of course but is the name of the game here in this country at this time.

I will put the values atheists have over any believer anywhere any time for the one simple reason that we are not hypocrites!


  1. I am a firm believer in separation of church and state and I do applaud this girl and her efforts. You are so right: the words stand alone without the opening and closing. Ethics are ethics and if a person chooses to attach their spiritual beliefs to that, I'm fine with that, I do it myself, but it has to be within their own life and not within the public school system. I would stand with those who attempt to prevent schools from pushing a particular dogma. It's a very slippery slope.

  2. Thanks for that Teresa. Do you agree she put herself in danger?

  3. More harm has been done to humanity over the centuries in the name of religion than anything else.

    In our modern world, Catholicism and priest child-rapists rank at the top.

    But Islam sucks too. I have no use for any of it.

  4. The irony of it is that the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was established as a refuge from the religious intolerance of the Massachusetts Bay colony. Now it is the crazy corner of New England.

  5. Teach the Truth!

    YMIR was the father of six-headed son nourished by the cosmic cow AUDUMLA. Audumla fed herself by licking the salty rimestone, until that stone was licked into a shape of man.

    Ye, but verily did WOTAN slay the Mighty Frost Giant Ymir and from his bones made the earth and from his blood made the seas and rivers and his skull became the Vault of the Heavens!


  6. I agree with you and Theresa - remove the religious references at the beginning and the end, and it's the sort of thing we should all wish for ourselves.

    Too bad some folks only care about what's at the beginning and the end.

  7. It's a no win as they blind to the fact that being a believer there can be no other way but their way. These people are downright dangerous as we know.