The Ed Morrissey Show: Senator Jeff Sessions, Kerry Picket, & finding Marizela

posted at 2:43 pm on March 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll talk with Senator Jeff Sessions, who wants to bring us up to date on budget negotiations and especially on the push for a new CR now that the House version of the FY2011 budget failed to pass in the Senate.  Afterward, we’ll talk with Kerry Picket of the Washington Times about the doings on Capitol Hill and in Wisconsin today.    The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page — be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on my Facebook page, too!

We’ll also discuss the case of Marizela Perez, who has been missing in the Seattle area since Saturday afternoon. Marizela’s case has a connection here at Hot Air, as she is the cousin of the Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin. Michelle is trying to spread the word through Facebook and Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle.  We want to encourage prayers for Marizela’s family, and also try to reach anyone in the area who knows where Marizela might be and ask them to contact the police.  Michelle also has this entry for today, along with new pictures of Marizela:

The most updated flyer information being passed out by the family:


Name: Marizela Perez

Date Missing: Saturday March 5, 2011

Last Seen: 1-2 P.M. at the Safeway in University District
(4732 Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105) (this is CONFIRMED)

Possible Routes: Sound Link Light Rail stations, downtown/Chinatown areas, UW Seattle campus, U-district

Description – Asian female, 5’5” tall, 110 lbs, skinny build, asymmetrical bob with short bangs and brown/red highlights hairstyle, tattoo on left inner arm with the words ‘lahat ay magiging maayos’ (Tagalog, meaning ‘all will be well’), last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket, denim jeans, light brown suede laced boots, possibly wearing green eye contacts, possibly carrying a denim drawstring bag with rainbow butterfly screenprint (not the plaid backpack that was before mentioned) with a Macbook Pro laptop, taking medication for depression

Please contact if you have any information regarding this person:

Edgar: 609 – 646 – 0905

Jasmin: 609 – 742 – 2360

Mel: 206 – 760 – 1822

Joy: 609 – 742 – 2336

Michelle also describes the torment that Marizela’s disappearance has caused the family:

You try to eat, but all you can taste is indigestible fear.

You try to breathe, but all that fills your lungs is stifling uncertainty.

You try to sleep, but all that comes is fathomless fatigue.

Your heart is weighted with grief, but your soul refuses to mourn.

Let’s help bring Marizela home safely to her family and friends.

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Ed, thanks for keeping this important issue up till Marizela returns home. I think Michelle and her family members are really having a horrible time dealing with this. She has an up-date on her site. I am still talking to God for Marizela’s safe return.

letget on March 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Wishing for a safe return.

Thanks for keeping Marizela up front. The resemblance to Michelle is striking.

lonestar1 on March 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Marizela couldn’t have a better advocate than Michelle Malkin. May G-d bless the family.

Western_Civ on March 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM

God, this is not good.

Oil Can on March 10, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I am definitely praying….everyday… God knows where she is… I pray His Arms to engulf her and He would be an ever present power to her… and to you and your family, Michelle.

CynicalOptimist on March 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Marizela is so beautiful. Marizela will be in my prayers also for a safe return to her family.

dec5 on March 10, 2011 at 2:47 PM

GOD I hope and pray everything works out ok.

This happened to my cousin in florida a couple years ago. Her youngest daughter disappeared for about 2 weeks or more I can’t remember. She was later found alive and I don’t want to spill the details because then her identity could be figured out, but lets just say, the circumstances behind her disappearance were not of her doing.

My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle for her cousin.

44Magnum on March 10, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Ace has a post up now about Marizela. Hope it helps.

lonestar1 on March 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Maybe put the Marizela story in a separate post? Just a thought.

JackOfClubs on March 10, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Trust in God Michelle, we are all praying for Marizela’s safe return.

Zorro on March 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Godspeed, Marizela…

Khun Joe on March 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Prayers to MM, the family and for Marizela’s safe return.

Geochelone on March 10, 2011 at 10:09 PM