I agree that Adam Driver did somewhat poorly, he seemed ackward. Not sure if it was intentional or bad casting. He did come across like a spoiled millennial, however, when you are brought up to “be important” and have “large Shoes to fill” that type of attitude sets in (see most any kid under the age of 25)…. Possibly it’s by intent (the next movie will tell).
I was without a doubt a “set-up” movie, but so was Episode 4… Seriously, put your fandom aside and go back to “a new hope” and besides character setup, and the last 10 minutes of Battle scene, there is nothing really there. It just sets up the “universe”. The real meat of the original series doesn’t really start until the last, what 30 min. of Ep. 04?
And don’t try to hold Lucas up as some great God.. He is good… But he also made some stinkers… Episode 1, anyone? Abrams did fine, The movie was good, and I WILL see Episode 8.
The only person who can make your perfect S.W. movie is YOU, but you arn’t doing it.. Abrams is, and he did fine.
Boyega was great, Ridley was great, and the movie was worth seeing. Was it perfect? No, but with so much expectation behind it, is it even possible for the movie to be everything to everyone? I love Star Wars, so I went in expecting it to be awful, so I could leave pleasantly surprised (and I was).
Why does everyone assume that Kylo Ren's characterization is a mistake?
Expecting Kylo Ren to be a fully thought out villain, is expecting him to be fully Darth Vader. Except Kylo Ren is still falling to the dark side. He admits that the light side calls out to him. He's essentially a lost child trying to find his way. Trying to emulate someone that might be impossible to emulate.
 December 3, 2015 at 8:34am
As a gun owner and fan, it breaks my heart to see guns used for their intended purpose (killing).
I love guns for the tech, the mechanics of them, they way you can ‘tune’ them through customization. They are a joy to have, hold and shoot. They are a great equalizer in a deadly situation.. But it always pains me when I think that the things I love were used to harm and butcher innocent people.
But I will NEVER believe in “gun control”… Any more than I would believe in “knife control”, or “bludgeon control”..
The tools (weapons) are not the problem… The “Tools” mis-using them are the problem…
 December 3, 2015 at 8:22am
Good on that panelist.
“It’s hot outside because of global warming…. So I’m going to go shoot innocent people…..”
Do they actually think people are dumb enough to have that kind of poor thought process? Anytime I hear someone say that Climate Change is partially responsible for terrorism, I like to twist their liberal logic back on them…
The Liberals love to stick up for Muslims and say that they are not all barbarians and neanderthals… Which is true (although there are MANY exceptions), many American Muslims are not… Same with some Saudi Muslims… So liberals are taken aback when you actually walk that “logic” through..
Do people with more than 10 brain cells go around murdering innocents because of the weather? Of Course not… So why do Liberals openly and repeatedly say that they think Middle-Eastern Muslim’s are so dumb and uncivilized that they would?
Arrogant people underestimate other people's intelligence. So yeah, Obama does think we're all stupid to believe that this Jihad--that's been going on since the 6th century--is the result of a supposed tenth of a degree increase in the mean global temperature, which supposedly started a few years ago.
Could be Climate Change really is causing the problem - everyone's so pissed off they go crazy listening to all this BS from the Gov and the Head Donkey in DC.
November 24, 2015 at 8:25pm
Yeah…. We know…. This was reported over a year ago…..
I can’t remember where I read it, but I have read maybe 3 or 4 articles in the last 2 – 3 years that talked about ISIS having a bunch of “our” stuff…. And not in an amount that they would acquire through picking up what is left behind…. But in the amounts where it was having to be provided to them…
Let’s not act like this is anything “breaking”…. Now evidence proving who is responsible, now THAT would be new….
No... No we don't... No it wasn't....
You are confused. It was exactly an amoun't that they could aquire by picking through what was left behind. The articles criticized the Pentagon for wastefulness and irrisponsibility for leaving behind equipment that would have been more expensive to bring home than abandon.
This would be "breaking"... if there was any evidence to back up his claim. I get that you don't like Obama. I don't either. That doesn't mean that you should accept unsubstantiated claims. If he backs it up, I will change my tune, but until he does, you are the very definition of a useful idiot.
November 24, 2015 at 8:13pm
I always explain it like this….
The (R) and (D) next to a name, does not mean Republican, or Democrat… It stands for “Realist” and “Dreamer” (or Delusional in some cases, Maxine Waters, Debbie Poodlehair-Schultz anyone?)
The Democrats will promise you the stars, but you’ll only ever make it to the moon… With half-fullfilled promises, or sometimes completely ignored promises… Promising everyone everything… Helping YOU with nothing…
The Republicans on the other hand, will promise you only the moon, but at the end of the ordeal, you will actually end up on the moon… Republicans don’t promise to solve everyone’s problems for them, but want to create a path so that you can solve your own problems…. With the rare exception, Republicans only make promises they think they can keep…
Democrats make hallow promises they know they can’t keep…. That is why I am not a fan of republicans (too soft and squishy on matters that count, no spine…) but I detest democrats (who just bluntly lie to people’s faces because they know most are too ignorant to call them out on it)…
You’re referring to conservative or true, ideal republicans? Because unfortunately establishment RINOS have been running the show and transforming the GOP for many years now. They are progressives too and lie just as easily to to get elected as the democrats (as witnessed in the last 2 election cycles). That’s why they are freaking out now at their loss of control over choosing, for us, the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. I, for one, won’t be tricked again.
 November 18, 2015 at 8:18pm
I don’t know what to say….
I’m not shocked the he “knows” this, but I am shocked that he actually SAID it…..
I mean, that was Chris Matthews, Right? But that comment (while only 2 minutes long) was coherent and made perfect sense. It even bore REALITY… But, it came from Chris Matthews…. Right?
I clearly need more sleep…. I have obviously developed some kind of sleep deprivation induced hallucinations…
Yeah…. That must be it….
 November 12, 2015 at 8:39am
Matt Drudge had a theory about Hillary’s hair?? Forgive me while I yawn….
I don’t care about Matt Drudges theories, nor about Hillary’s hair….
Headline should have been “Internet Media Recluse Matt Drudge Spreads Rumors Out of Lack of Anything Better to Do…”
I don’t like Hillary either, but I have plenty of substantive things to dislike her for (lying, Benghazi, E-mails, Arrogance, lack of any substance)…. Hallow things like her appearance, is not one of them…. Shame to see Drudge poke his head out of his hole to spread such a foolish rumor…
I bet you could get more people to sign up if the offer was:
“The city with the most new enrollment’s, I promise not to get within 100 miles of, for the rest of my presidency….”
 November 5, 2015 at 7:52am
The Right to be wrong?
Well, that’s good for you then, since liberals are wrong on pretty much every front…..
 October 27, 2015 at 8:02pm
When a black person is harassed, accosted, abused, or discriminated against it truly is a shame… I think it should be pointed out… I think those who do such deeds should be dragged out and called out for their behavior…
But as Matt put it in this article, that was not the case here… I would have expected the same treatment for a white child…. Worse possibly, because there is no “special interest group” for white people (except maybe the Klan, but why would you want their support..?)….
Kids today lack any sense of respect.. This will happen more and more often in the years to come.. People who were raised with no respect, will raise kids with no respect, and the problem will escalate.
You don’t have to “like” authority…. But wise people know, you disrespect it at your own risk… Respect EVERYONE…. You don’t have to like them…. But you MUST respect….
Nobody pulls out a cell phone camera when a white kid gets in trouble.
October 27, 2015 at 7:50pm
Where is the best place to survive a “zombie apocalypse”?
How about, ANYWHERE, since zombies only exist in the minds of complete morons…. Do people now a days even realize that zombies don’t even exist? That they never have? Or that they are a physically impossible concept (muscles require electrical stimulation to move and once dead the body stops producing these signals unless stimulated by an outside force)??
I am so sick of hearing people talk about zombies like they are an actual occurrence… It’s like saying “Where will you go to survive the ‘Purple-people-eater invasion’?”
This story is stupid…. And whoever wrote it, and researched it in a serious fashion (on what I assume to be some company’s time) should be fired….
Ohh come on everyone…. Cut the old guy some slack… Obviously age, and the fact that he had to chew on lead paint chips to “Haze” into the democrap, I meant democrat party is catching up to him….. Bless him, I am sure his body is doing everything it can to ward off further signs of dementia…
But in all seriousness, I don’t blame Mr. Rangel for saying things like this…. It’s who he is… We all know who he is, and what he thinks… His comments say more about his supporters then it does about himself…. After all, he didn’t have to say this, for us to know this is how he felt…
add a several decade crack and alcohol addiction and were lucky hes standing at all
 October 20, 2015 at 7:24pm
He didn’t do anything “smart”…. He did repackaging (he took a working digital clock, and changed the housing out)… And if you read other news stories about the kid, he was a smart-aleck punk who was always causing trouble in school and then falling back on his daddy who would then play the discrimination card….
We’re not losing anything but a problem child (and his family)… I actually feel worse for Qatar…..
 October 20, 2015 at 7:21pm
So the little hack kid who acts like he invented something (by changing it’s outward appearance) is off to be the “pride” of some other country?
Okay, good…. If you don’t want to be here, then we don’t want you here… No one will miss you… Its no big loss to our country.. The kid was not smart enough to “invent” a clock (don’t get me wrong, I am not blaming him… it is a bit beyond most kids his age) all he as good at was repackaging something and then “playing the victim”… Like Father like Son (read somewhere else that his daddy pulls the “poor me’s” sometimes, but I don’t know that as fact…)…
As other posters on here have said….. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out….
 October 15, 2015 at 8:05am
Good work sir….Mine’s quick, but admittingly NOT that quick….
 October 13, 2015 at 10:25pm
Phobia: pho·bi·a (fō’bē-ə) n. A persistent, abnormal, or irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid the feared stimulus. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
Apparently the folks at CAIR are too stupid to understand the difference between an “irrational fear” and simply being smart enough not to trust Muslims…. It’s REALLY simple (like most muslims)….. Every country where Islam dominates, the civilization goes to pot… We westerners do not FEAR you…. We just know not to let you get enough sway to screw things up here like you do back home….Only the weak will bend to the will of Islam….
 October 9, 2015 at 11:19am
They’d be tackled by administration members before they got within 50 ft. of the parking lot..