OVERREACTION: Starbucks kerfuffle spurs racial training for all 8,000+ locations

I don’t know exactly what happened with the two black men arrested for apparently loitering inside a Philadelphia Starbucks. There is always context and details to these incidents that never get reported in the rush to declare it a racist hate crime straight out of the 1960s. If the men were arrested simply because of an overreacting Starbucks manager, then it’s wrong, I’m sure it was terrifying for the two men, and this kind of thing should never happen.

But overreaction to incidents like this has become a very bad national habit.

Now, all 8,000-plus Starbucks locations will be closed on Tuesday, May 29, depriving America of an entire day of over-priced, European-sounding coffees and lattes. Whatever will we do? That may be the real apocalypse.

The stores will be closed so Starbucks can address a rampant, company-wide culture of racism in their customer relations. So ingrained is this racial bias in Starbucks employees that they’ve called the cops to remove black customers at least once in the company’s almost 50-year history.

This is the problem with every unfortunate incident in the social media era --- there is an immediate, wild overreaction. Because if you don’t express the proper level of grief, remorse, apology, reparation, t-shirt-wearing, and hashtagging, you’re screwed. Commence the boycotts! It’s insane.

It’s time to examine their menu.

The New York Times asks in an urgent-sounding headline, “Can Training Eliminate Biases? Starbucks Will Test the Thesis.” Can it be done? Can eight hours of mandatory seminars and how-to videos override a lifetime of oppressive white/male cultural programming? Of course it can. Why else would Starbucks forfeit an entire day of revenue and hire a special public policy group to run these seminars if it couldn’t?

While they’re at it, however, altering racist hearts and minds isn’t the only thing that Starbucks needs to take a hard look at. It’s time to examine their menu, which is rife with racial profiling and trigger words. A drink called a “Blonde Flat White?” Two Caucasian words in a single drink name? Not. Cool.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.

President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of keeping his campaign promises so far. From pulling the US from the Iran Deal and Paris Climate Accord to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the president has followed through on his campaign trail vows.

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“It's quite remarkable. I don't know if anybody remembers, but I was the guy who was saying he's not gonna do any of those things," joked Glenn on “The News and Why it Matters," adding, “He has taken massive steps, massive movement or completed each of those promises … I am blown away."

Watch the video above to hear Glenn Beck, Sara Gonzales, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray discuss the story.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings white fan onstage to sing with him, but here’s the catch

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a fan to come onstage and sing with him, only to condemn her when she failed to censor all of the song's frequent mentions of the “n-word" while singing along.

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“I am so sorry," she apologized when Lamar pointed out that she needed to “bleep" that word. “I'm used to singing it like you wrote it." She was booed at by the crowd of people, many screaming “f*** you" after her mistake.

On Tuesday's show, Pat and Jeffy watched the clip and talked about some of the Twitter reactions.

“This is ridiculous," Pat said. “The situation with this word has become so ludicrous."

What happened?

MSNBC's Katy Tur didn't bother to hide her pro-gun control bias in an interview with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the wake of the Santa Fe High School killings.

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What did she ask?

As Pat pointed out while sitting in for Glenn on today's show, Tur tried to “badger" Paxton into vowing that he would push for a magical fix that will make schools “100 percent safe." She found it “just wild" that the Texas attorney general couldn't promise that schools will ever be completely, totally safe.

“Can you promise kids in Texas today that they're safe to go to school?" Tur pressured Paxton.

“I don't think there's any way to say that we're ever 100 percent safe," the attorney general responded.

What solutions did the AG offer?

“We've got a long way to go," Paxton said. He listed potential solutions to improve school safety, including installing security officers and training administrators and teachers to carry a gun.

Pat's take:

“Unbelievable," Pat said on today's show. “Nobody can promise [100 percent safety]."