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.


Social Security Is History As We Know It

All what's left is how to carve it up so the 1% is satisfied across the board. Dave Dubya has a great post up about the overall state of the media in this country and how they came in 47th in the world. I like this term used in a comment - The Military Industrial Complex has become the Military Industrial Corporate Media Complex. It's a great read and true as hell. An excerpt -

The Nazis had Goebbels, the Soviets had Pravda, and the American Right has talk radio and FOX(R). Their common purpose is the political indoctrination of the population.

So where does SS fit in and why is it "history"? Easy because the propaganda/lie media complex machine has accomplished it's job handily.

You can go here and see what old dumb asses in Florida say about the issue and this is a microcosm of the same thoughts from around the country.

Terrorist media here has convinced the masses Social Security is so broken something "has" to be done.

We know what needs to be done and the primary part of that is making the rich pay their share for one thing but that will not happen ever - forget about it.

The hard work is done for the right and all that is left is seeing that the best "fix" possible is achieved in congress to transfer this pile of cash into the coffers of the 1% in the guise of "saving" it.

And the masses will go along with it because they were told it's the only way and that all involved in this upcoming theft love America soooo much and are doing the best they can to save what is good about it. It's just that you might have to work till your 68 or 70 to get your money among other things.


  1. I was stunned when Barack Obama signed off on reducing the FICA payroll tax from from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages.

    The Social Security Trust Fund, already under pressure from millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age coupled with fewer people working. The fund cannot absorb this cut and there will be a shortage now.

    I know, we will have an O-Bot say Obama was "held hostage" of some other clap-trap to justify this criminality. Because it is nothing short of criminality.

  2. That was huge and unforgivable. It is a perfect example of where this man is at. He is with them not us.

  3. Do not think for one single second that this is all not coordinated and thought out way ahead of schedule.
    These slimy bastards and saboteurs of society will do what ever it takes to get us back to the gilded age.
    Screaming about states rights is code speak for slavery, no regulations, and no negotiations.
    We are under attack.
    This is fucking war and the dems are their enablers.

  4. Plus bama will cave on birth control. What I want is a chance to try my/our way for a fucking change.