Detroit man reflects on Restoring Love

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.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Robb Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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