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.


"Back To The Pacific" And We're Not Talking That MacArthur Fellow

Read it if you care but like many things the Empire means business. Of course the prez says yo. These decisions have been made and nobody gets asked let alone Congress. The Pentagon controls what happens in our country.

The failed mid-April launch of a long-range North Korean rocket, billed as a satellite launch but widely seen as the test of a ballistic missile, was the latest reminder of how the Pacific region remains one of the world’s most volatile. It’s also a key focus of the Obama administration’s new national defense strategy.  


  1. You really take some cool pics!!!

    The U.S./Sino proxy wars will take place in Africa.
    The MIC beast must be fed.

  3. You do too TMoon.

    They can do both RZ.

  4. So do we get to sell Japan a boatload of those worthless but overpriced ABM missiles?

  5. North Korea ain't gonna do shit, 'cause they'd collapse tomorrow if China cut them off, and China's working a long game where they intend to be the last man standing when global capitalism collapses due to its inherent contradictions where the health of corporations is put ahead of the health of nations. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are where half the US economy lives (the other half is in China, heh!), every damn thing we design here in the Silly Cone Valley relies on those three nations to either built it or supply critical components for it, so of course the Empire is gonna be concerned when North Korea acts up. But not concerned enough to instigate a shooting war there, yo -- that'd be so dumb that even the Shrubbery never considered it.

    - Badtux the High-tech Penguin