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February 23, 2008

Wine and Food Nuggets

Rachaelrayhusbandjohncusimano Giadadelaurentiisdannydevitorachael Anthonybourdainandjamieoliver The Rachael Ray party at the Victor last night was, um, entertaining in many ways. Unfortunately, according to many in attendance, the one thing missing was earplugs---you see, Ray's hubby John Cusimano and his band, the appropriately titled The Cringe, was the headlining act. "Her husband should stick to his day job," said our source who is still experiencing ringing in her ears today. And where was Rach while hubby played with his band? "She was inside in air conditioning most of the time. She came out to clap for him at the end of each interminable song." Ouch! Meanwhile elsewhere in wine and food mania, the Bubble Q event was a stellar one. Preggo hostess Giada De Laurentiis (who sort of resembles Natalie Portman) was one of many hits of the night. Al Roker left his weatherman hat at home in favor of a toque, cooking up some serious sausages. We asked him what the secret was, to which he replied heartily, "Beer!" Bobby Flay was roaming around, too, pausing for pix with fans, one who told us he's starting to get a little paunchy. Katie Lee Joel was hardly a diva piano man's wife, cooking up her own BBQ and serving it to eager fans, some who couldn't avoid asking where hubby Billy was. "He didn't want to upstage her, so he stayed away," said one source. Smart guy but  her BBQ could have stood up to him at least last night anyway. Another big hit based on the swarms of camera toting fans looking for photo ops was the diminutive Cat Cora, whose shrimp with chili powder was, as Paris would say, "hot." Spotted sipping bubbly in the back of the tented area, R&B singer John Legend, who looked as happy as, say, we'd look if he started to serenade us. Who knew he was a foodie? The only one missing from the bash was Paula Deen, who was probably up at the Hard Rock or Gulfstream, channeling her alter ego---the one she told our colleague about at her Poker Party the night before---Paula Deen as "slot whore." Now that's delicious.

Windows1252bzgl2axrvlmpwzw Anthony Bourdain has been out and about this weekend, too, but to the dismay of many a smitten female fan, with  his wife. We've seen him everywhere, from the Bubble Q to poolside at the Raleigh yesterday and last night at DeVito for the Mario Batali and Jamie Oliver affair (where we actually saw China Grill emperor Jeffrey Chodorow waiting on line to get in). Speaking of DeVito, he was there, too. Rachael Ray and Giada were also there but we didn't see them. DeVito must have eclipsed 'em. Also seen around town, Top Chef Miami finalist Casey Thompson, at the Ritz South Beach, who told us she's doing well and was happy to be here again. Windows1252bymf0ywxpigfuzcbvbgl2zx

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P Macdonald

NH Governor Lynch 2-24-08
P Macdonald 465 Packersfals Rd Lee NH 03824 603-659-6217 NH.red.sox@gmail.com
NH Governor takes my phone # last week and tells me that he will call. The Sheriff’s office last week takes illegal action to attempt to scare a voting resident for what I believe is the demented illegal actions of Judge Peter Fauver, by the now gusto legal system. The public is so afraid of losing everything they are unwilling to speak openly. The perfect example is my situation. I spoke when Fauver violated the Constitution 29 or more times to protect the Madbury selectmen’s criminal acts of discrimination and miss use of the courts. The NH Supreme Court’s primary job is to protect the individuals from government violations of the Constitution and they refuse to hear the case. NHSC file # 2003-0477. U.S. congress woman Shea-Porter files false criminal complaint against me to put me in jail to stop my letter to the editor. She uses her powers to have a VA Dr Biswas file commitment orders to put me in the funny farm to stop my letter to the editor. The NH VA director of NH Veteran’s medical care stops my VA medical for service connected disabilities to stop my letter. Judges and government officials are violating the law to inflict pain and suffering on a 100% disabled Veteran and every one is afraid to speak up. NH Governor Lynch promised if elected he will bring ethics back to NH government. The problem is his mail is censored before he gets it. This way the criminal government officials are protected and we the public are dominated. The News media uses censorship to prevent the public’s opinion to be published as a means to control public opinion.
I am not mad or dangerous. I have violated no laws. I openly state facts to attempt to openly discuss criminal wrongs committed by government officials including Judge Peter Fauver. I came back from the Vietnam Conflict disabled. I was injured three times, twice in separate combat support missions. I volunteer every day to make our nation a better place. Am I such a bad person that government officials are allowed to inflict pain and suffering because I am just not worth life. I have asked the VA suicide hot line to stop calling me every day many times but they don’t. This is harassment but with all the other illegal acts who in the United States cares. This illustrates the reason why so many U.S. military returning Veterans go homeless or without medical care. We give our lives to make this nation better for the individuals and you dismiss us as undesirable leeches on society. I volunteer so I get nothing for my speaking up. I speak up because it is every individuals obligation to correct the wrongs in government even with our lives. How may hours before my freedom is taken again by the gusto legal criminals. Governor what harm is it to speak openly to me in the public eye. Are you afraid?
Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi


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what the f?


Giada DeLaurentiis would have been worth the ticket price, although I heard it was sold out.

I would have watched her pour a glass of water and been happy. :D

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