The Ed Morrissey Show: Kerry Picket, and finding Marizela

posted at 1:39 pm on March 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Kerry Picket of the Washington Times joins us to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill.  We’ll discuss whether “Charging America Forward” is really another Cash for Clunkers, or whether it just stinks on its own.  We’ll also talk about the budget fight and where it stands, and Donald Rumsfeld’s take on the “Kill Team” story.

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 cover the the case of Marizela Perez, who has been missing in the Seattle area for a few weeks. 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.

The search has its own website now, Find Marizela, for the latest in the efforts to bring Marizela home.  There is also a fund for the family to keep the search efforts going.  Be sure to check there and at Michelle’s site for further developments, and keep the family in your prayers.

Michelle has an update on the search, and new ways for us to help:

We have had a private investigator on the case the past week. Several leads have been followed. But Marizela is still missing. Our hearts ache for Emem and her parents, Edgar and Jasmin, who have not rested one moment in their efforts to find her. Marizela’s loved ones continue to spread the word and spread her spirit in her South Jersey hometown of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, in her home away from home in Seattle, WA, in her parents’ native homeland in the Philippines, and across our great country where so many friends and volunteers have kept Marizela’s case in the public eye.

Marizela’s friend Brianna Price went to school with her in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Brianna teamed up with Elizabeth (Beth) Janansky and Lydia Chong to make and sell bracelets to support the search for Marizela. They are orange “for Marizela’s favorite color” and include the Tagalog phrase from her tattoo — “lahat ay magiging maayos.” (“All will be well” or “Everything’s going to be okay.”)

You can order bracelets for $5 each (all proceeds go to Marizela’s family for the search) from Brianna.

E-mail her at dragunsangel-@-aol.com and put “MARIZELA” in the subject line.

There is much more at the link, so be sure to follow it and read more.

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On a note about Marizela. In our area a 15 yo girl had been missing for three months. Her family put up flyers, had her face and facts about her in all our small towns around us. The put up a reward, a tiny bit but what the family and others gave. Well after three months they found her in a home, about seven miles from her home, living with three ‘men’. The ‘men’ said they thought she was 18, they didn’t have a tv, and didn’t know she was missing. Hard to believe. The girl said she wanted to come home but was scared because she was gone so long she felt she would be in real trouble. I am just giving you these facts hoping the same will be found with Marizela. Michelle doesn’t have a new site on Marizela so I could tell her this. Never give up hope and I, along with so many others, pray for her return and for help to her family and Michelle.
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letget on March 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM