The plane, emblazoned with the “Iran Air” logo, was parked Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews — the same air field where Air Force One is stored. In fact, President Obama taxied past the Iranian jet on his way to two campaign events in Ohio.
It is common for foreign heads of state to park their aircraft at Joint Base Andrews when visiting the U.S., according to Major Michelle Lai, a spokeswoman for the 89th Airlift Wing.
Lai said there are several such planes parked at Andrews now because of the ongoing U.N. meeting.
“Normally their aircraft will drop off the heads of state at the given location and they’ll position here and wait until the summit ends,” she said. “It’s for security in general. It’s easier to provide security on an Air Force installation for any foreign aircraft than it is at a commercial airport.”
It’s also free, Lai said. Unlike commercial airports, the federal government does not charge foreign governments to park their planes.
Lai did not know whether special security considerations were being taken to guard the Iranian plane.
In his own speech to the U.N. on Monday, Obama said time is running out for a diplomatic solution with Iran. He echoed his previous position that the U.S. is committed to stopping Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Free Parking for Dictators Plane
at andrews air force base
Free parking is hard to find in Washington — but not, apparently, for the Boeing 747 that ferried Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to this week’s United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York.
I hate gays, jews, christians and all godless Americans. I want to bomb Israel...still yet these fuckers give me free parking for my cool ass plane.
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Painter, filmmaker, architect, and proto-James Franco polymath Julian Schnabel recently received a group of young artists from the YoungArts program at his West Village studio, a meeting of young and old minds that was recorded in the latest episode of HBO’s Masterclass. The segment (embedded below) ends with the venerable artist taking the teens out for pizza and bluntly telling them: “If you’re scared, you’re fucked.”
Schnabel’s closing scare-’em-straight speech is impressively brutal. “Your parents have probably done most of the work already,” he tells the group of young aspiring artists. “If your parents loved you and were supportive and made you think that you could do something that nobody else does, that’s a lie.”
Happily, the students land some punches too. “Schnabel came up in my art history class as being an anti-modernist, neo-conservative postmodernist,” says young sculptor Elizabeth Eicher. “He was actually one of the ‘bad guys.’
Brandon Opalka was born in Virginia, and moved to South Florida in his early teens. Graffiti was the first visual form that attracted him. Mark-making with spray cans defined his middle and high school years. After spending one semester at IFAC (International Fine Arts College), Opalka left to make art full-time. He worked with the collective FeCuOp (with artists Christian Curiel and Jason Ferguson). As a self-taught painter, Opalka makes art on walls and canvases. As such his exhibition history contains some walls that cannot be listed here. He has had one-man exhibitions at Rocket Projects, Ingalls & Associates and Dorsch Gallery. His work has been curated into major group exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Whitebox, New York; and Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL. He has exhibited extensively in Miami. Notable venues include Casa Lin, Open Space, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, The House and Locust Projects. Currently, he is exhibiting in the Salon de Notre Societe show in the Primary Projects in Miami, FL. He lives and works in Miami.
Don't you notice most girls hate when guys take pictures of themselves shirtless or whatever in front of the mirror...but it's completely cool for chicks to do it? Double standard or what? I dig it though. Take more shirtless pics in front of the mirror please. :-)
As a teenager the late F. Richard Sheffield asked Bela Lugosi if he could paint his portrait, and after the star proved a restless subject, the teenager opted to use one of Bela’s favorite photos. It was a strikingly devilish portrait from 1930, when Bela was campaigning to star in Universal’s film of Dracula after his triumph in the vampire role on Broadway. Sheffield nailed the details — the blue eyes, even the mole on the left cheek — and the background is properly fiery, as if we’re beholding Dracula in hell. This portrait sold at auction in 2008 for $7,170.00.
Mark Harvey, aka Baltimore Batman, who was banned from Camden Yards for streaking in Batman undies and a cape. Harvey has struck again, this time during last night’s Ravens game.
While he was wearing his signature skivvies, his cape has been upgraded, thanks to a very random and unlikely source. After seeing his video in April, Ellen DeGeneres sent Harvey a cape with her face on it to wear during his streaking endeavors.
Harvey wore that cape and painted “Don’t be a bully, be a superhero” on his chest, something he says is meant to promote anti-bullying awareness. He’s now a streaker with a cause.
“Bullying is a real problem in America, and I am here to stop it. We all have super powers and it’s time to put them to use,” Harvey says on his website, BiggerThanBullying.com. He’s selling T-shirts with the message and states that “by purchasing an item you will support a foundation that is fighting to stop bullying, child abuse, or both.” He doesn’t list specific foundations on the site, or exactly how much of the proceeds will be donated, so purchase at your own risk.
Full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ablity to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher will be it's immunity enchancement quality: Hence, the riper the banana the better anti-cancer quality.
In a police report provided to the Rome News-Tribune, officers indicated that they were summoned to the fast-food restaurant around 1 p.m. on Monday, in response to a call about a suspicious person on the premises.
The person was allegedly resplendent in full Burger King regalia.
Police stated that, upon his arrival, the Burger King mascot reportedly began to hand out free hamburgers to customers, and stopped to take pictures with several children.
Officers were additionally told that one child ran away from the man in fear, the paper learned.
The McDonald’s manager told authorities she had approached the unidentified man before calling police. When asked what he was doing, the man allegedly told the manager he was collecting money for charity.
The manager noted to police that at no time did the man collect money while inside the McDonald’s.
Before leaving in his white Acura, the man removed his mask in view of the manager, the paper learned. She then described him as a white, middle-aged man with dark hair, according to the report.
Prank: Burger King Mascot Passes Out
Free Hamburgers at McDonalds.
Police were called to a Rome, Ga McDonald’s in relation to a disturbance caused by a man dressed as the Burger King.