GLENN: Let me tell you a little story about something that happened to me this week and I'm going to show this on television because you really need to see it. I'll talk about that probably next week. If you're watching on Insider Extreme. I want to show you something that was sent to me. This is an old colonial uniform, the minutemen from the American Revolution. This actually was sent to me by a woman in Seattle. She wrote to me at Glennbeck.com, which we get about 5 to 7,000 Emails a day, and I have a woman who goes through all of them and gives me summaries and she passes on a lot of them for me to read as individuals. This was one of them. I don't know, Glenn, if this is a waste of time or what this is, but I thought I should send this one to you. It has a photo attached to it. The letter said, dear Mr. Beck, I don't know if this is yours or not, but it has your father's name on it. It says Bill Beck inside, and it says Mt. Vernon, Washington, and I happened to have found it. I'm in a vintage clothing business, and I happened to be going through all of these clothes to see what I was going to buy or not for my shop, and she said I didn't really look at it. I just picked it up and I thought, wow this is really unique. What is this? She said I looked at the stitching on it. I looked at the way it was done and I thought somebody really spent a lot of time on this and this was really made, you know, with love and it was made by hand. She said so I threw knit a big bag and when I got home and I was going through it for my shop, she said I really looked at it and I was looking at the stitching. She said I opened up the inside and it says right here and I remember this was taken from one of my father's jackets. My dad had one suit, and my mother took this out of the jacket and it says for the wardrobe of Bill Beck, the varsity shop, Mountain Vernon, Washington. The varsity shop was a men's clothing store down the street from our Bakery and my mother took it out of that suit and put it in this. I talked about how the tea party needs to stop dressing up and I know from experience and we've talked about it before, I know what happens when you start to dress up in colonial garb.
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We did it as kids. I was part of it. I did it. This jacket was made by my mother. She took and she made the patterns. She was so amazing. She made the patterns. She looked at books and looked at old colonial uniforms and made a pattern and then made this by hand and she made all of the uniform is for this little colonial militia thing that my parents started. The reason why they started it, it was 1973, I think, the reason why they started it is because our town was dying, and I grew up in Mt. Vernon, Washington. That's in the Seattle area. There's no colonial anything out west, but there is a little town that my folks and I we would go up as a family and we just loved. It's up in the mountains in the cascades called Leavenworth and I don't know if it's still like.
This Leavenworth, everybody now in the White House, oh, you'll be in Leavenworth again, my friend. Leavenworth is this little like German Alps town, and it's just really cute and it's just really unique. So when our town started to die because the mall came into town, my folks knew that you had to change the way we did business. Well, they decided that Leavenworth was a great town of people. We could make something really unique and since the bicentennial was coming, people were thinking about the history of our country, we're in Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon Washington. Mt. Vernon is the home of George Washington, Washington State, named after George Washington and there's nothing like it. Why not brick the industries and put in, you know, gas lamps and make the town into a little colonial town, a little Williamsburg. That was my folks' idea. About half the town liked it. The rest of the town was living in denial. Oh, we don't need to do that. I remember my father, I remember my father standing in his shop over the Bakery bench in the back with flour and icing all over him and he would look at the jeweler and he would look at the guy who ran the varsity shop and he would look at these guys and they would be, Bill, Bill, it's temporary. It's not that bad. The mall is a fad. I remember it. I remember it all. And my father saying things have changed. We're in this together. If we don't change, if we don't do something different, we're not going to survive, and so my mother made these uniforms and we would go and parades and everything else. We would marched in the Rose Bowl in 1976. We were the first nonband marching unit ever in the Rose Bowl. So this lady wrote to me. She said is this your father's? I told the guy on my staff, call her back up and say yes, but find out what she's going to charge me for it. I can only imagine what she's going to charge for this. He didn't come back into my office and I forgot about it and earlier this week, we were delivered a box and in it was my father's jacket. She didn't charge a dime. She thought I should have it. But this is where the story becomes truly amazing.
PAT: She's suing you for $27,000.
GLENN: Thank you for wrecking it. Seriously, thank you for coming in and just have a heartwarming. Now you're not going to hear the ER of the story. You'll have to wait. Now you'll have to wait.
[ Laughter ]
GLENN: I don't mean until after the commercial. Now you will have to wait.
PAT: This is something I'm looking forward to.
STU: Why do you want to punish the audience because of Pat?
GLENN: Top down. I'm at the top. You as the audience have to force me to do the thing that you know I want to do.
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STU: I don't like this philosophy at all.
GLENN: It's a teaching mechanism. It's to show you what Obama is doing.
STU: Do we get the story after this break?
GLENN: No, actually because I want you to meet her. She's flying in next week.
GLENN: Yeah. I want you to meet her because she has an amazing story.
PAT: Does she know about Nimrod?
GLENN: I don't think it's strong enough to say I will hit him so hard that his whole family will be dizzy. I think I will say pat I'm going to chop you and your family into Pieces.
[ Laughter ]
GLENN: You'll meet her next week. But tomorrow, you are going to find out why this is such an amazing thing to happen this week. This just came to me two days ago and tomorrow, I announce something that This is so cool. It's just so cool. You don't want to miss tomorrow's episode.