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Obama Gives British PM a Grill…
weasel zippers ^ | 3/14/12 | zip

Posted on 03/14/2012 1:06:57 PM PDT by Nachum

I guess it’s 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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To: carriage_hill
(What IS that wheel on top for, anyway?)

The other pictures at the website makes the wheel look like it lifts and lowers the grill from the fire.

http://www.grillsandcookers.com/1000-original-grill.php

51 posted on 03/14/2012 2:03:54 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: SparkyBass

First laugh of the week. Thanks.


52 posted on 03/14/2012 2:04:11 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

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?


53 posted on 03/14/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Dixie Yooper

A grill is just a grill until I don the “Kiss the COOK!” apron.


54 posted on 03/14/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hodar

The British are well known for their love of outdoor cooking. Mary Tudor was especially famed for her marinated flame broiled Protestant.


55 posted on 03/14/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Hodar

Season tickets to University of Alabama football games? Lol. I’d sure appreciate such.


56 posted on 03/14/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Dixie Yooper
The other pictures at the website makes the wheel look like it lifts and lowers the grill from the fire.

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.

57 posted on 03/14/2012 2:11:22 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: CT Hillbilly
Do the Brits”grill” outdoors like we do?? Doesn’t sound like a British thing-I can’t even see the butler doing it..

Yes, they do (sorta)


58 posted on 03/14/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: McBuff

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


59 posted on 03/14/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: dfwgator
I don't see Cameron bbqing at 10 downing either.. and u know Obama does not, as pictures of him doing so would be all over.. besides arugula is difficult to bbq
60 posted on 03/14/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: Mich Patriot
bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears bears (repeating)

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.

61 posted on 03/14/2012 2:32:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: bert

Is it Ridgewood? I agree that’s good!


62 posted on 03/14/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: PetroniusMaximus

ROFL! You owe me a new keyboard!


63 posted on 03/14/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: matt1234

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.

Cheers.


64 posted on 03/14/2012 2:55:26 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Nachum

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?
For Americans.


65 posted on 03/14/2012 3:05:04 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: mass55th
I don't care about paying for official gifts, that has been standard practice for ever. But a grill? From a shiney suited Chicago thug? How incongruous. How absurd. The Brits must be quite sure by now that our "president" is mentally defective.
66 posted on 03/14/2012 3:08:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dixie Yooper
That's it? What a joke. You can find better in the backyards of unemployed steelworkers in Parma Ohio.
67 posted on 03/14/2012 3:15:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum
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.

Anyone wanting a fancy grill should check the airport dumpsters after the Prime Minister departs ;-)

68 posted on 03/14/2012 3:17:00 PM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: max americana
The PM was probably was expecting an “upgrade” from the DVD’s 3 years ago to a Blu Ray player...

The Queen probably wants to trade up to this ...


69 posted on 03/14/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Nachum

Wonder how many Solar Panels it will take to get the grill up to temp? Being as Barry hates anything but “Clean” Energy sources.....


70 posted on 03/14/2012 3:43:56 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Dixie Yooper
This thread is useless without at least a picture of the type of grill he gave the PM... He might wear mommy jeans, but he did pretty good with the grill.

Cameron woulda liked this one better ...


71 posted on 03/14/2012 3:45:24 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: hinckley buzzard
The Brits must be quite sure by now that our "president" is mentally defective.

"'Ees gone off his bloody rocker, 'eee 'as."

72 posted on 03/14/2012 3:48:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Hodar

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.)


73 posted on 03/14/2012 3:53:04 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: Hodar

“Besides, isn’t there a Protocol Agent that could advise you on these matters?”

You mean one of his donors or Chicago lackeys he hired?

Naaaahhhhh...

I wouldn’t let anyone in his circle wipe my dog’s butt.


74 posted on 03/14/2012 4:00:27 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Dixie Yooper

I just found the pics; didn’t go thru it far enough first time. Thanks, DY.


75 posted on 03/14/2012 4:04:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: pnz1

Yes , Ridgewood


76 posted on 03/14/2012 4:15:26 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

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!!

True story


77 posted on 03/14/2012 4:20:41 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Hodar
Credit where due ...

This is a NICE gift. It’s American made, it’s a quality product, it’s something that the recipient can actually use when he gets home.

I think this is a nice gift. Beats the hell out of the other crap he had given. This shows that he is learning, albeit very late in the game.

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.

78 posted on 03/14/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: katana
The British are well known for their love of outdoor cooking. Mary Tudor was especially famed for her marinated flame boiled Protestant.

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.

79 posted on 03/14/2012 6:39:00 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Fellow Traveler
Should have gone with a big green egg.

I want one!

80 posted on 03/15/2012 3:04:01 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Nachum

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.....


81 posted on 03/15/2012 4:30:56 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I guess a gift certificate would have been considered tacky.....

"It's just like cash ... just not as convenient."

82 posted on 03/15/2012 4:45:24 AM PDT by Stegall Tx (Living off your tax dollars can be kinda fun, but not terribly profitable.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

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.


83 posted on 03/15/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Hodar

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.


84 posted on 03/15/2012 7:50:03 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Dixie Yooper
The standard version:

Doesn't look like $1800 to me...


85 posted on 03/15/2012 7:54:45 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Grizzled Bear
IIRC, Carolina is vinegar based while Texas tends to be tomato based.

Eastern North Carolina is vinegar based. . however, central and western North Carolina; it's tomato-based. BOTH are DElicious!!

86 posted on 03/15/2012 1:35:52 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Bob Buchholz

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. . .


87 posted on 03/15/2012 1:46:54 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: muleskinner
What would YOU give someone, as a good-will token. Something that says America. Something of quality.

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.

88 posted on 03/15/2012 3:02:43 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: CT Hillbilly

We do, but not as often. The weather precludes...


89 posted on 03/16/2012 4:31:27 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Hodar

Is go to Amish PA and get something with craftmanship


90 posted on 03/16/2012 5:24:47 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

I would (not is)...sorry


91 posted on 03/16/2012 5:27:32 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

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.


92 posted on 03/16/2012 5:45:02 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

There are local crafters in most cities that represent the region. But, I suppose he wanted the union made label.


93 posted on 03/16/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Hodar

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.


94 posted on 03/16/2012 6:25:42 AM PDT by HollyB
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