Detroit man reflects on Restoring Love

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A few weeks ago, Torrie called into the radio show. A former member of SEIU who became a big fan of Glenn’s, Torrie had recently lost his job but not his desire to help others. When Glenn heard his story, he invited him down to Texas for Restoring Love. What did Torrie take away from the event? He explained on his return to the radio show this morning.

Transcript of call:

GLENN: Let me go to Torrie in Detroit. He’s on Line 8. Torrie.

CALLER: Hey, good morning, guys. How you doing, Glenn?

GLENN: I’m good. How are you? How was your trip down here? Torrie, if you don’t remember, is the guy who lost his job with SEIU because he started telling the truth. He has been a fan. He’s a black American that has just been standing up in Detroit and is not real popular because of it. How are things down here when you got down here?

CALLER: Things down there was hot but it was lovely. You know, from the moment we stepped off the plane, I want to give thanks to everybody at Mercury, everybody at The Blaze, everybody at Freedom Works, Brad, Lindsey, Virginia, Zachary, Sidney. The entire staff, they gave me and my wife so much love that it’s just, it’s unexplainable how a person can come from Detroit, go down to Texas and know don’t know anybody there but they treated us like we were family. And we became family that weekend. That brought me and my family down to Texas and we were very humbled about this experience. We went to, I believe it was Grapevine Lake, we cleaned up the riverbank. The people that we were hooked up with from Group Bus A that was in Israel, they embraced us. They gave my wife advice on breast feeding because this is her first child, you know, and it was just humbling. And I’m really, really excited about being there. I just don’t have the words to explain what you guys did for us.

GLENN: Well, I’m glad you came, and Pat has some you have some breast feeding advice, too, for Torrie, don’t you?

PAT: Yeah. I wouldn’t do it.

GLENN: You wouldn’t do it?

PAT: No. I wouldn’t do it.

GLENN: You never you didn’t breast feed?

PAT: I didn’t breastfeed at all. I didn’t breast feed at all.

GLENN: Now, your wife insisted that she would

PAT: Now, my wife did.

GLENN: Yeah, but you said no.

PAT: I said no to breast feeding. And Torrie, I would say just say no to breast feeding. Just say no.

STU: (Laughing.)

CALLER: I’m not going to do that.

GLENN: Well, okay.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: I personally think, I mean, the male La Leche League and hmmm?

STU: What was that?

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. I’m in La Leche male, the male La Leche.

PAT: And so you’re all about male breast feeding?

GLENN: That’s why I’m growing my breasts so large.

PAT: Okay. Yeah, I was wondering.

GLENN: I was thinking there for a while I might be pregnant but it turns out I’m not. But I’m just ready in case

PAT: Are they tender right now?

GLENN: They are a little tender right now and I think well, they’re not going to I don’t think they’ll ever produce milk, but they might produce licorice at some point.

PAT: I think just gravy comes out of mine.

STU: (Gagging.)

GLENN: Is this too far? Is this too much?

STU: Yeah, it’s a tad.

PAT: Is it too soon? Is it too soon on the breast feeding sTorrie

GLENN: Right.

PAT: To start making

STU: You’re just a couple thousand miles past the exit. That’s all.

GLENN: Okay. All right. Right. I mean, let me tell you something. If I could just get my breast into my mouth, if it would actually produce, like, red vines, I’d never leave the movie theater.

STU: (Laughing.)

PAT: Sorry, Torrie, we took that an ugly, ugly direction.

GLENN: Ugly way and

PAT: But it was great, it was great to have you here and, you know, it’s

GLENN: You’re still looking for a job, aren’t you, Torrie?

CALLER: Yes, I am. Lindsey called me this morning, a gentleman called the show yesterday and wanted my phone number and she called me and gave me his information. So I have to call him this afternoon. But Glenn, whatever you did to my wife, she’s in love with you.

GLENN: Well, it happens. Chicks dig me.

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

STU: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: We watched the interview yesterday on her cellphone and she said, look at us. Don’t we make a good couple together? I said wow.

GLENN: (Laughing.)

CALLER: I said, okay, I’m going to tell him he’s a home wrecker now.

GLENN: Torrie, what do you you were working for SEIU. You were working at the hospital and you were an x ray tech?

CALLER: No, no. I worked for a contract company for the hospital, and SEIU was our union representation.

GLENN: Okay. So what

CALLER: My job duties was to dispose of trash and biohazard bodily waste. That was my job description.

GLENN: That is a fun gig.

CALLER: Yeah, it was very fun.

GLENN: That’s a fun gig.

CALLER: You know, especially when I would come in on a Monday morning and they didn’t have anybody the night on the night shift to empty any trash or biohazard and it would be left on me. And when I would bring it to management’s attention and the union’s attention, they would say, “Well, Torrie, you gotta do it. We didn’t have nobody.” I said, wow. Is that how I’m getting treated around here? And then I would talk to my coworkers about issues that were going on, and the only time they would mention it is if we were at lunch or on break behind closed doors. But when we were in meetings, no one said a word. It was always me. And they would isolate themselves from me so they wouldn’t get reprimanded like I did.

GLENN: Well, you know what? You did the right thing, and if there’s anybody within the sound of my voice that wants to get Torrie and his wonderful wife and family out of Detroit and into real work, jus, do you want to give out your phone number? That would probably be

STU: No, no.

GLENN: E mail address, Torrie?

CALLER: Well, I don’t have e mail yet, not quite. But I will have one in a few weeks.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: Because I talked to Virginia yesterday and she’s hooking us up with that computer you donated us and we’re really grateful for that.

GLENN: Okay. Well, you call us

CALLER: That’s a blessing.

GLENN: You call us up and set up some sort of a gmail account where the government can read it and then what? And then go ahead and call us back and then when you have an account, then we’ll put you on the air again and hopefully somebody will give you a job, man.

CALLER: Okay. And I want to give a shout out you to Big Dave from Utah. He gave me some real inspirational words when we were cleaning up Grapevine Lake. He is a great guy, and I hope he’s listening because he embraced us the whole nine yards we were there. And I appreciated it.

GLENN: Was it, was it about licorice?

CALLER: (Laughing.)

GLENN: All right, man, talk to you, Torrie. My best to your wife.

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    Holy Lord, I ask of you for the sake of Torrie and his family, grace and bless him in finding a job and means to prosper in this world of ours. Help us all to continue to extend an helping hand up to the needy about each of us in our daily lives as you direct us to do; and let your efforts be magnified to reveal the truth of your glory and honor in this world to all.

    Torrie, I personally wish you the best in the time ahead, and God speed and blessings into the bright future ahead for you. Keep strong in the faith, strive for truth with faith and courage and determination as grounded firmly in God.

  • Anonymous

    What a disgusting collection of images about breastfeeding by Glenn and Pat. Jesus f****g christ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roberta-Colin/100003972401507 Roberta Colin

    Speaking as a Native Texan, Torrie you are most welcome here in Texas. Get out of Detroit, join us in Conservative land, where the best help is recieved from your neighbor, who will look you in the eye and call you by name. Your a number and a minority, just a statistic to the Government and just a due coming in to prop up a Union in Liberal Land. God Bless you and your family. I know good things will come your way. All the best!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592675041 Pam Coleman

    I agree with you.  However, I think you  could have worded it a little cleaner.  Still I too think it was over the top!  Sometimes I wonder about Glenn. 

  • Anonymous

    If you’re going to use the American flag as your picture, please do not denigrate it by using profane language–especially against my Lord and Savior!!  Glenn & Pat do get carried away at times, but it’s all just crazy fun.  You don’t have to get so disgustingly crude just because it disgusts you!! Lighten up!!  You disgust others by your profanity!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anne-Caluwaert/100000218117532 Anne Caluwaert

    All things aside, breast feeding is the best thing you can do for your baby. It helps him/her strengthen his immune system, and breast fed babies have been shown to have less diseases and allergies.
    And Torrie-God Bless you, your wife and the new baby. So happy to have you on our side.

  • Anonymous

    FYI. I am in the Detroit suburbs and there are plenty of conservatives here. We have a huge Tea Party.

  • http://twitter.com/SarahTruesdell Sarah Truesdell

     It helps him/her strengthen his immune system, and breast fed babies have been shown to have less diseases and allergies.http://Achieved4Dream.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Only in Texas!!!  The people in Texas are exceptional by far…..  May God bless you and your family Torrie.  Stay faithful and stand up for your beliefs and the Lord will bless you.  Seems like you are on the right track… May God bless you.

  • Lioness

    Ditto, DittoDan, the burbs are full of us tea tollers for sure. Ol NO. VI station is rolling in the tea! This state’s gonna make a big dent in the Obama train!

  • Anonymous

    You disgust me.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right.  I feel in my heart someone WILL bless him and give him a job.  I pray for Torrie and his wife and baby and wish them all the best.  Also, I hope Torrie  will spread the word about his trip to Texas.  Let all his family and friends anyone who will listen know all about Restoring Love.

  • Anonymous

     What you just posted is far worse than anything Glenn, pat and Stu said.  You DO NOT use that language in reference to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

     Go find a hole to crawl into.

  • Anonymous

     I agree Pam.  He is over the top sometimes, but we know he loves this country and he loves us.  He is doing great things and will not give up.  He has actually educated millions of people in the time he has been on radio and TV, so regardless even if I feel uncomfortable with that rant, I forgive him for the larger picture.  At least he wasn’t tearing anyone to shreds and destroying someone who he doesn’t agree with.

  • Anonymous

     SOOO glad to hear that!  Stick together and I know you’ll do great things!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that is so original. No wonder you liberals spew such filthy trash. You lack intelligence and are only able to act as a parrot.

  • Anonymous

    My son and I have been to all three rallies.  The best by far was 8/28 what an inspirational event.  to see all those people with the same mind set really gave us a lot of hope.  Israel was inspirational also what that trip taught me was “God and Jesus are every where”  I thought by going to Israel being on the same ground where Jesus walked would make me closer to him, what I discovered was I didn’t have to travel that far to be close to him he was with me all the time…..silly wasn’t it…..and this restoring love, well that brought it all together….talking with family again (the crowd) (8/28) knowing God is every where (Israel) and God bringing it all together with giving of yourself on 7/28.

     Mr.Beck you did this, you brought all of us together you will be blessed forever, your heart is good.  Your people are good.  You give out very good karma, people will always want to be near you….GOD BLESS YOU and GOD BLESS AMERICA.

    We LOVE YOU GLEN BECK………..told you that in Israel…..

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