Rev. Austin Miles, a chaplain in Northern California is a writer and historian. He is the author of Santa's Surprising Origins, a story that received worldwide circulation and resulted in him being cast in the 2004 Hallmark Christmas Movie titled, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus. He played the mall Santa who magically received the gift of sign language.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

MilesTones • Senator Boxer’s Book Signing Stirs Up Crowds

Now-a-days even a book signing appearance can become a political protest event. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif ) found that out on Friday,August 14th, when she came to Danville, California, a wealthy area, to promote her novel, “Blind Trust.”

Scores of people did come to Rakestraw Books, but not to have her autograph her political tome. Over one hundred people showed up with picket signs, filling the sidewalk in front of the store, chanting such slogans as, “Yo Ho Ho…Boxer Must Go!”  Others shouted, “Save our freedoms.”  Only a small handful of Boxer supporters picketed but to no effect.

The uproar her appearance stimulated was over her support of Obama’s Health Plan. To see this happen in the ultra-liberal state of California and in the San Francisco Gay Area…..BAY area…of all places is a real revelation. The government health scare plan has ignited the entire nation and united both republicans and democrats who took the time to think what the government is doing…a novel idea that MilesTones hope will catch on.

There are no reports (so far) of anybody actually buying the “Blind Trust”  book to have the Senator autograph.. For sure this scribe did not. Ms. Boxer had security guards accompany her to and from. The senator no doubt thought of her own health insurance plan when her temperature rose considerably when she came face to face with her protesters.




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