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Posted on 03/14/2012 1:06:57 PM PDT by Nachum
I guess its better than the iPod filled with his speeches he gave to the Queen.
(ABC News) President and First Lady Obama gifted UK Prime Minister and Mrs. Cameron a one-of-a-kind Braten 1000 Series Grill hand made by Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers of Paxton, Ill.
The grill normally retails for $1,895, but this one cost significantly more not only because it was a nicer version, but because the White House insisted that every part of the grill be American-made.
Kyle Bloomstrand, vice president of Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers, tells ABC News that the body of the grill is the same one as is always for sale, but that since normally some of the parts in their upscale grill are made in other countries, that had to change for this official White House gift. Everything in this custom-made grill was Made in America, which required some parts the wheels, for instance to be custom-made.
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The other pictures at the website makes the wheel look like it lifts and lowers the grill from the fire.
First laugh of the week. Thanks.
I believe most of the raw materials for the Bean Bags come from China.
But, put yourself in his shoes - what would you give a visiting dignitary as a gesture of good will?
I’d do something along the lines of hitting Hollywood up for some prop from a famous movie, or maybe a custom gun/rifle from Red Jacket Firearms, perhaps a custom made pocketknife from an American knife-maker. Perhaps looking into a quality set of tools from Snap-on.
What I would NEVER do, is pull the hare-brained, low-class crap that Zero has pulled. An iPod with his speeches on it? Arrogance on display. A collection of DVDs in a basket? Wow ... what an utter lack of thought that was. “Here’s a credit card, run to Walmart and spend $200-500 on something that says “America””
Or, giving the sons/daughters gifts from the White House Gift Shop. What the H*ll is that noise?
For sons/daughters - how about asking a celebrity to autograph a CD or DVD for them? Or a stock (non-custom) nice pocketknife, or camera for them to record their own trip. A little thought could go a long ways.
Besides, isn’t there a Protocol Agent that could advise you on these matters?
A grill is just a grill until I don the “Kiss the COOK!” apron.
The British are well known for their love of outdoor cooking. Mary Tudor was especially famed for her marinated flame broiled Protestant.
Season tickets to University of Alabama football games? Lol. I’d sure appreciate such.
Thought the same thing, but this is a Smoker; the firebox is that box on the left hand side.
Unless, this is a high-end BBQ that can use both direct heat with a fire pit and/or the slow smoky goodness of Southern BBQ with a firebox on the left far corner.
Either way, I wants one. And you can even put Chinese wheels on it.
Yes, they do (sorta)
Jeff Foxworthy said Carolina BBQ is so good if you put some on top of your head, your tongue will eat its way through your brain to get it. I agree
So Obama, wanting to give a made in the US gift, gives this grill...but first he has to mandate that all the parts of THIS ONE (unlike the others) be made in the US.
Is it Ridgewood? I agree that’s good!
ROFL! You owe me a new keyboard!
American DVDs are playable ,as long as you unlock your player with a code sequence first. i.e. tray open, enter code ,tray shut.
Hardware stores sell all the connecters and plugs needed to convert anything from US to UK specs ,be it gas or electric.
There was a picture a few years ago in a paper of David Cameron operating a grill.
GADS! are Americans really able, now to make a whole something without the help of other countries???????? WOW!
So why can’t the manufacturer make the whole thing himself?
Anyone wanting a fancy grill should check the airport dumpsters after the Prime Minister departs ;-)
The Queen probably wants to trade up to this ...
Wonder how many Solar Panels it will take to get the grill up to temp? Being as Barry hates anything but “Clean” Energy sources.....
Cameron woulda liked this one better ...
"'Ees gone off his bloody rocker, 'eee 'as."
There is that, and I wonder if the recipient has a known interest in cooking or grilling, too. Looks like a pretty nice unit...I have a couple friends who enjoy culinary adventures and would LOVE one of these.
(He’s still a jug eared jackass, but I have to agree with those who say this is a nice gift.)
“Besides, isnt there a Protocol Agent that could advise you on these matters?”
You mean one of his donors or Chicago lackeys he hired?
I wouldn’t let anyone in his circle wipe my dog’s butt.
I just found the pics; didn’t go thru it far enough first time. Thanks, DY.
Yes , Ridgewood
summer before last my kids came from North Carolina and wanted to go to Ridgewood for Bar b q. We went for lunch.
In the room where we were there was a commotion and the Fire Rescue came in with a stretcher and loaded up a man and sirens blaring took him off to a hospital. We was like me, grandad.
His wife accompanied him
The forty something children stayed and finished their Bar B Q.......... it was Ridgewood!!
I agree that this is a nice and, indeed, an appropriate gift.
I checked the menu for tonight's state dinner, and it is also appropriate.
One of my rare evenings with a generous shot of Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky. I almost choked with laughter at your observation. True, very true nonetheless.
I wonder if the two worthy gentlemen drink whisky? The world situation may well drive them to it.
I want one!
Is it one of those “some assembly required” grills? Now they’ve got to figure out a way to get it home. I guess a gift certificate would have been considered tacky.....
"It's just like cash ... just not as convenient."
Actually even in NC there is a conflict that rivals the civil war concerning tomato sauce or ketchup in barbecue sauce.
Eastern NC (my location) is vinegar, peppers, sugar and a few spices but the idiots around Lexington NC have decided that it needed color so they adulterated the real thing (they even put ketchup in the slaw)and it is known as Lexington style.
A $2,000+ grill? For someone who lives in London?
Well, I guess he can grill out on the few days of sunshine...but a $20 Hibachi may have done the job as well. I doubt either will ever be used.
Doesn't look like $1800 to me...
Eastern North Carolina is vinegar based. . however, central and western North Carolina; it's tomato-based. BOTH are DElicious!!
Kenny Bolick says Eastern North Carolina specializes in a vinegar based BBQ. . .Central and Western North Carolina is known for its tomato-based recipe. Kenny says he can go both ways!! mmmmm good. That Kenny Bolick. . .he don’t know shoes. . .but he sure knows BBQ! Kenny says BBQ done right just falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. . .you don’t even need to chew. . which is good for Kenny. . .I mean, him havin only 3 teeth and all. . .
If I was Cameron and forced to attend, I'd bring a toilet seat from and old slave ship. It would interest the Obama side of the family as slave traders and has Historical American value as a treasure.
We do, but not as often. The weather precludes...
Is go to Amish PA and get something with craftmanship
I would (not is)...sorry
Really good point.
Kinda sad, isn’t it? We have to go to an Amish community to get something that is truly American made ... that’s kinda pathetic.
There are local crafters in most cities that represent the region. But, I suppose he wanted the union made label.
You know..he could have had a local Chicago artist make something of one of the legendary Chicago jazz or blues artist. That would have been kind of interesting.