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.


Wars Are Less Deadly My Cornfield Ass

Dead is fucking dead! I don't care this is a form of thought control plain and fucking simple.

Since 2000, the average conflict has killed 90 percent fewer people each year than in the 1950s, said the Human Security Report Project at Vancouver's Simon Fraser University.

There are a number of statistics in this piece but my point is this-that because deaths from wars is less than it becomes acceptable even more so when you're not on the receiving end. And that is exactly what they want the war lovers here to think. That's a fact.


  1. " The only good war is a gas war " used to be one of the 60's punch lines. It doesn't seem so funny now with $83 a barrel oil and two major wars, does it? The old saw about " careful what you wish for; you might just get it " should make us all involuntarily double clutch about now.

  2. I call bullshit. Roughly 2 million Iraqis were killed between sanctions and post-war violence in our two gulf wars against Iraq. But apparently unless the death was directly caused by a bullet aimed at that person, it doesn't count according to the HSRP. Like there's various categories of dead, some being deader than others, instead of dead being dead. GAH!

    - Badtux the War Penguin