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.


The Empire's War Machine Headed South

After fucking things up proper in the Middle East for a pack of lies this Chester has been tapped to head up AFRICOM.

He's been at this job for a long time all over the place. He does the bidding of his masters. He's probably a decent fellow.

AFRICOM the newest you betcha from the people who are really calling the shots. About three times the size of the good 'ol USof A and filled with many untapped resources and and people who are easier to influence than some and that does not mean uneducated Africans.

Africa Command, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, is the newest of the Defense Department’s nine unified combatant commands. 

It was created in 2007 and is responsible for U.S. military relations with 54 African countries.

There is little good that will come out of this except for those who benefit from endless war on the bodies of others.

And few say boo. Where we are at as a nation. Having to take it for years and knowing there are many more of the same coming down the tube sucks.

I will not be quiet like others. We already have a long military history there. If anyone thinks that this Africa War Machine/Front will not grow into something hideous you are wrong.


  1. We "assisted" in the assassination of the newly-elected leader of the Belgian Congo, Patrice Lumumba, way back when (1960?) all over resources. As usual. Same old song and dance.

  2. Add Nkrumah as well. This is much larger of course and becomes legitimate by them putting their own stamp of approval on it because oversight basically is gone.

    The Pentagon makes many of the rules in our country. We'll just see how rosy things look on the 7th.