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Obama Gives British PM a Grill…
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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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Wonder how much of a donation the manufacturer gave his campaign?
1 posted on 03/14/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I guess knowing the source I was expecting it to be one of those “Grills” they wear on their front teeth in da hood.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 03/14/2012 1:09:24 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 03/14/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

How wt.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Jack Burton007

The PM was probably was expecting an “upgrade” from the DVD’s 3 years ago to a Blu Ray player...


6 posted on 03/14/2012 1:13:06 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 03/14/2012 1:14:32 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Nachum

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.

You can’t make this stuff up, folks.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Obama: “ Please allow me to cook your goose”


9 posted on 03/14/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-british-p-m-cameron-grill-beanbag-chairs-175946443.html


10 posted on 03/14/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Nachum
I predicted his DVD gift would be incompatible with UK players, and was right.

I predict this grill is incompatible with UK connectors.

11 posted on 03/14/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Nachum

According to the link in the story, the grill is a wood burner. Wouldn’t it pollute the air? I thought he was such a stickler on the environment. And, as an “official White House gift,” this item was probably paid for by the taxpayers. Mooch and her husband aren’t going to pay for this out of their pockets.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 1:21:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: max americana

If Obama had given him one then you know that the clock would still be flashing 12:00 over and over and over.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 1:22:34 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Nachum

Obama also signed him up for Amway.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 1:23:53 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 1:24:21 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Nachum

Certainly our fearless leader considered the fact that the open flames will contribute to global warming. He must have bought the model with a catalytic converter or one that uses electricity generated from solar or wind power.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 1:26:15 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Nachum

It ain’t a complete set unless you include the DE-luxe, stainless stell Spatchual/Tong/Meat Fork wtih matching salt and pepper shakers.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 1:26:44 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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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...

Or maybe a new iPod with his old and new speeches.

I guess Obama is waiting for the iPrompter so Cameron can read along.

18 posted on 03/14/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Hodar

Are you serious? Who gives a cooking appliance as a gift to a PM, well we know the answer. Maybe as a wedding present, but....maybe he doesn’t want a grill.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 1:28:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Hodar
Credit where due ...

Forgettaboutit. He's still a total d-bag.

20 posted on 03/14/2012 1:29:48 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: Hodar
The only time Mr. Cameron will use this is the day Obama asks for the return of the Churchill bust.

I look forward to the complete and total skewering given Obama by the British press.

21 posted on 03/14/2012 1:32:06 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Nachum

I wonder if he checked to see if the Prime Minister was a meat eater. It would be funny if he was a vegan.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 1:32:22 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: HollyB

Somehow I don’t see Cameron grilling in the backyard of 10 Downing Street.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: HollyB

Do the Brits”grill” outdoors like we do?? Doesn’t sound like a British thing-I can’t even see the butler doing it...


24 posted on 03/14/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: HollyB

What would YOU give a visiting dignitary. Bear in mind, the rules place dollar limits on personal gifts.

What would YOU give someone, as a good-will token. Something that says America. Something of quality.

We just don’t make things like we used to.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 1:33:04 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: fightin kentuckian

Is that new model available at “Spatula City” yet?


26 posted on 03/14/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Nachum
Time for Uncle Kenny Bolick to weigh in


27 posted on 03/14/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: CT Hillbilly

The last time the Brits grilled anything was when they captured Roman prisoners.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 1:35:15 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Nachum
Anyone who's been to Britain knows that what they really need are cooking classes, long before any grill is involved.
29 posted on 03/14/2012 1:35:43 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Hodar
Credit where due ...

I have to agree. A grill beats the heck out of a box set of DVD's... It's too bad Obama hasn't improved at any of his other Presidential duties.

30 posted on 03/14/2012 1:36:27 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Nachum

“...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.”

Funny how Obama has to pull such a scheme to make it look as though “American Built” stuff is so great. Sounds like something the Soviets would have done.

But at least the body of the grill was made in America. More than can be said of Obama himself perhaps. And even if his body was born in America, it is all the foreign parts that make it/him what it/he is.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 1:36:42 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Hodar
What would YOU give someone, as a good-will token. Something that says America. Something of quality.

F-35? Volt? A pack of $50 light bulbs?

32 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:09 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: McBuff

You need to re-label that stuff. Real Carolina barbeque sauce wouldn’t be caught dead with ketchup or tomato sauce in it.

I think you got that recipe from some pretenders over around Lexington that don’t know any better.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 1:41:06 PM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Bob Buchholz
You need to re-label that stuff. Real Carolina barbeque sauce wouldn’t be caught dead with ketchup or tomato sauce in it.

Says here this stuff is made in New York City.

34 posted on 03/14/2012 1:42:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Nachum
Well, one would certainly wonder if the fittings for the propane tank are compatible with the European tanks. After all, the CD's obama gave the PM (of himself) were incompatible.

DYNAMITE NOSE
35 posted on 03/14/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: Hodar

What about the bean bag chairs. Are those considered a ‘nice gift’?

I wouldn’t give those to someone living in a burned out trailer. What an insulting disgrace. Are they supposed to be put in the same room with the revered antique furniture?

They are both trash. Pure and simple with trashy taste. They are unsuccessfully trying to take the office down to their level.

The entire world knows they are not fit for the respect of the Office of the President of the United States.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: muleskinner
F-35? Volt? A pack of $50 light bulbs?

F-35 is out of bounds, as those are multi-million dollar critters. Besides, we need them.

Volt - Uh, we actaully like Great Britian. Zero has insulted them before, giving them a Volt would perhaps make them hate us worse than Afghanistan hates us now.

Pack of $50 lightbulbs - clever, and priced right for a diplomatic gift; but wrong voltage. Great Britian is at 230 V +10% /- 6%, AC, 50 Hz. I doubt they would fit into the light socket - but if they did, chances are there would be an audible pop, a flash of light and some smoke. It would say that Americans are foolish not only in paying $50 for a bulb, but that they don't last long.

37 posted on 03/14/2012 1:46:12 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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"But at least the body of the grill was made in America."

Out of a Oil drum imported from Saudia Arabia that was labeled U.S. Gallons.

38 posted on 03/14/2012 1:47:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: dfwgator

NEW YAWK CITY! That explains a lot! Those critters think that cooking hot dogs on a grill is barbeque.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 1:48:16 PM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Hodar; tx_eggman
it’s something that the recipient can actually use when he gets home.

Silly peasant! What makes you think he stoops low enough to actually PREPARE his own food?
40 posted on 03/14/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Bob Buchholz; McBuff
You need to re-label that stuff. Real Carolina barbeque sauce wouldn’t be caught dead with ketchup or tomato sauce in it.

IIRC, Carolina is vinegar based while Texas tends to be tomato based.

41 posted on 03/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Nachum
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.


42 posted on 03/14/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: mass55th

Heck, they probably used it many times to cook Her Lardass’ Triple Cheeseburgers, and couldn’t figure out what that wheel is on top.

(What IS that wheel on top for, anyway?)


43 posted on 03/14/2012 1:56:35 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: PetroniusMaximus

Now that’s funny!


44 posted on 03/14/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by funfan
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To: FrankR

THAT’s funny!


45 posted on 03/14/2012 1:58:54 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: Grizzled Bear

I'll pimp my friend John (and Dale )Reed's book on the subject. It details a lot on the subject in general and the breadth of NC barbeq in specific. It'll leave your mouth watering

The best is here in East Tennessee at Woodridge BluffCity Tennessee.

Next is Coopers in Ilano TX

We are headed to Texas boon docks in May to search out equal or better.

46 posted on 03/14/2012 2:01:03 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Nachum

He could have given him a pair of Nike Air sneakers!


47 posted on 03/14/2012 2:01:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Should have gone with a big green egg.


48 posted on 03/14/2012 2:01:26 PM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Now that right there’s funny, and I don’t care who you are.


49 posted on 03/14/2012 2:03:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: jrestrepo

recipe ping


50 posted on 03/14/2012 2:03:45 PM PDT by jrestrepo (See you all in Galt's gulch)
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