Obama in Antigua Guatemala

Obama in Antigua Guatemala

Maybe we will get it right this election. —The Brunscheon, Oregon

We hope so. —The rest of the world

Well, as some of you may already know, my birthday falls on September 11th and like everyone else, I like to receive presents. I was very lucky to have received sweet and nice wishes from many of you. I was also fortunate to have spoken with my mom and sisters who lived in the United States. My beautiful, rich and famous sisters decided to give me an iPod Touch as present for my birthday (Thanks). Besides an ordinary day at work, the day progressed quite peacefully, which is to me, one of the best gifts from life. My wife and I had a lovely dinner and talk.

On my way to the office, I stopped to pick the mail at our post office box and there I received the very first present of the day. My very dear friends from Oregon sent me a hand-written post card and an Obama button. Interesting enough the card was sent on August 11th, but it was not in the p.o. box last time I checked on the last days of August.

I am going to take this opportunity to let you know why La Antigua Guatemala is Barack Obama‘s territory. Regardless of their background or economic status, just about every expat I have spoken to, tells me that for the first time ever, they will make every effort to either go to the U.S. to cast their Obama vote for a positive change for the United States and for the rest of the world. Those who can not travel to U.S. for election time will be able to cast their vote at Doña Luisa Xicotencatl (I believe so).

That’s right, synchronicity is real and not just a The Police song. See, yesterday I posted a photo of Guatemalan Independence Day Bunting I photographed at the doorway entrance of Doña Luisa Xicotencatl. I know there’s a campaign in La Antigua Guatemala to provide voting information for U.S. citizens living in Guatemala through the www.VoteFromAbroad.org web site.

I do hope you guys living in the U.S. and those living abroad get it right this coming election; that would be the best birthday present ever! 😉

© 2008 – 2016, Rudy Giron. All rights reserved.

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  • Linda Tuttle

    Rudy, a belated happy birthday to you . thanks for all the pictures and great info you give us, each and every day. I hope when I get back to Guatamale, Antique I get to meet you this time. Linda

  • Eric

    Rudy, there are many of us here in the RDC (Republica Democratica de Cambridge – ja-ja-ja) that hope we get it right this time, too. I will be in line at the polls first thing in the morning.

    Sounds like you had a nice quiet birthday – my favorite kind. I will be spending my birthday this year in a little town by a gorgeous lake a few hours West of La Antigua (you know the one !), hanging out with some of the greatest people on Earth.

    Happy Birthday! And for what it’s worth … GoooooooooooOOOOOOBAMA !

  • Lucrecia Cordon

    wishing you a belated happy b-day to you Rudy, thanks a lot for all of our beautiful Antigua moments,places and colonial wealth captured on film.

  • Feliz Cumpleaños Rudy,

    Thank you for all the pictures and information you share with us…

  • erica

    Rudy, happy (belated) birthday!! and many many more….

  • The only positive change Obama can change is the change in my pocket, and that he will take. Of course without a TelePrompTer he probably could not spell the word change.

  • Feliz Cumpleaños atrasado, Rudy! Parece que te la pasaste muy bien.

  • Wilbur

    Rudy — don’t hold your breath. Obama va pa’ bajo.

  • ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Rudy! y Feliz día de la independencia tambien, la de Mexico y de Guatemala los dos. Your photos and words are daily gifts from you to me and the rest of us who come here to enjoy what you do. I hope your day was filled with blessings as sweet.
    That card you received is a riot, by the way: “I want to spank the president.” jaja! I’ll be doing my part on election day to get it right!

  • Rudy,

    Certainly, change is needed in United States’ political system. I think most everyone would agree with you. I don’t vote for a certain political party. I vote for the person and for what that person believes in. I would certainly consider voting for Obama if he changed his mind on one critical issue. He supports the murder of innocent and defenseless babies. Those that vote for him or support him, are in effect supporting this atrocious act. Have you ever watched a video of an abortion? If you can stomach it (I can’t personally) do a Google on “Abortion Video” and watch a few.

    Yes, change is needed. Change is needed to end abortion.

  • Stephanie

    Obama = indecisiveness, inexperience, partiel-birth abortion (meaning partially born children being killed) I sure hope we can get it right and look at voting records and the facts before going after who can make a good speech. Hitler made great speeches too.

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  • Madison Kimrey

    The card pictured here is made by Kate Harper Designs. I won a contest from their company and they published my quote on a card. I was watching a speech made by George W. Bush with my parents and made the comment about his position on a certain issue. I’m 8 years old now and it was neat to see a picture of my card on the internet.

  • @Madison Kimrey, thanks so much for your “I want to spank the president.” Not often we get comments at AntiguaDailyPhoto from a child, much less from such a famous author and copywriter like yourself. THANKS!