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.


Joe Says US Means Business With Blackwater

He also said concerning a judge's decision to clear five American security guards accused of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in 2007.

"Today I am announcing that the United States government will appeal this decision, our justice department will file that appeal next week''.

Do you think this may be one we might get in the sense of at the minimum have it go to trial to determine just what did happen.

We won't.

Don't waste your time thinking about.

#2,687 of the things we did not get but should have.


  1. Don't be too hard on Joe, this was one of several investigations begun under Bush that were completely screwed before Obama took his oath. The sad part is there is no indication that the offending attorneys were fired and disbarment proceedings begun.

  2. It's sad alright and not picking on Joe Mont. It could have been the Queen of Egypt that said it and as like Joe she would have been the conduit to the only point I was trying to make that we don't win a damn thing. These five will never see a trial nor will anyone else.

  3. I wonder if these killers will be re-charged in the U.S. under the same set of facts or more evidence will come to light. They could be convicted in absentia in The Hague couldn't they? Most everyone who knows ain't sayin' much yet: that's a given.

  4. The five security guards might not have been on the the tax payers nickel, but the company they worked for was.

  5. These people have criminal immunity to certain types of actions they perform in the duty of our country, don't they? I thought that was in their contract somewhere since around 2004. Try them in Europe, I say, here in the U.S. the Supreme court would just let them off on appeal anyway.