Skip to comments.Obama Gives British PM a Grill…
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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I guess knowing the source I was expecting it to be one of those “Grills” they wear on their front teeth in da hood.
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The PM was probably was expecting an “upgrade” from the DVD’s 3 years ago to a Blu Ray player...
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.
Obama: “ Please allow me to cook your goose”
I predict this grill is incompatible with UK connectors.
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.
If Obama had given him one then you know that the clock would still be flashing 12:00 over and over and over.
Obama also signed him up for Amway.
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.
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.
It ain’t a complete set unless you include the DE-luxe, stainless stell Spatchual/Tong/Meat Fork wtih matching salt and pepper shakers.
Or maybe a new iPod with his old and new speeches.
I guess Obama is waiting for the iPrompter so Cameron can read along.
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.
Forgettaboutit. He's still a total d-bag.
I look forward to the complete and total skewering given Obama by the British press.
I wonder if he checked to see if the Prime Minister was a meat eater. It would be funny if he was a vegan.
Somehow I don’t see Cameron grilling in the backyard of 10 Downing Street.
Do the Brits”grill” outdoors like we do?? Doesn’t sound like a British thing-I can’t even see the butler doing it...
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.
Is that new model available at “Spatula City” yet?
The last time the Brits grilled anything was when they captured Roman prisoners.
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.
“...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.
F-35? Volt? A pack of $50 light bulbs?
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.
Says here this stuff is made in New York City.
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.
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.
Out of a Oil drum imported from Saudia Arabia that was labeled U.S. Gallons.
NEW YAWK CITY! That explains a lot! Those critters think that cooking hot dogs on a grill is barbeque.
IIRC, Carolina is vinegar based while Texas tends to be tomato based.
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?)
Now that’s funny!
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.
He could have given him a pair of Nike Air sneakers!
Should have gone with a big green egg.
Now that right there’s funny, and I don’t care who you are.