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.


General McChrystal Is Full Of Shit Up To His Bushy Eyebrows

It's like everything else that comes out of the mouths of these people-pure unadulterated bull shit they know is a lie but say it anyway!

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan said he hopes increased troop levels will weaken the Taliban enough that its leaders will accept a peace deal.

It's lip service only! How many hundreds perhaps thousands of these statements have we read or heard over the years. How many did we get. Mostly not a fucking one and we sure as hell ain't going to get this. It takes our mind off other things and these people know many on our side cling to hope of any kind. They laugh at that in the back rooms.

No we won't get this or much else either even though you are led to believe there's a chance we will get something .



  1. All an insurgency has to do is survive. Sooner or later we will leave, the only question is when and how much blood and money will we lose in the process.

  2. I quit believing in generals in the '60s and their " truthiness " hasn't improved any since then.

  3. It's the old snowball rolling down a very steep hill thing, it always crashes at the bottom, and when it does, we get: "If only we had more troops on the ground, we could win this thing."

    Does this deja vu ever stop.

  4. In order for there to be an insurgency. There first has to be an occupation. If we left yesterday, then there would be no occupation, and no insurgency. Taliban control 80% of Afghanistan. So the question must be asked. Who are the insurgents? Them or US.

  5. You guys keep talking like that there might be trouble.

  6. Friedman units, friend.

    Code talk for the in crowd.


  7. Any new president has to replace his predecessors generals as soon as possible. At that level the military is too politicized to be worth a damn anyway. Obama should get his own 3 star stooges in the Pentagon and be man enough to make his own mistakes.