NARN, the Grand Re-Opening Edition!

posted at 8:00 am on April 9, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The Northern Alliance Radio Network will be on the air today, with your hosts Mitch Berg and Ed Morrissey, on from 1-3 CT with live streaming video and chat. If you’re in the Twin Cities, you can hear us on AM 1280 The Patriot, or on the station’s Internet stream if you’re outside of the broadcast area, as well as right here on on the permanent Ed Morrissey Show page at Hot Air.

Today, Mitch and I will discuss the Shutdown That Wasn’t But Might Be Again, the latest on the war in Libya, and the end of the fight in Wisconsin. What will Mitch be doing for Tax Day Weekend? Join us and find out!

Update: We also spoke with Bill Whittle about the Twin Cities Tea Party Rally — follow the link to get your tickets!

Be sure to call 651-289-4488 to join the conversation! You can also register for free at Ustream to participate in our raucous live-chat sessions. (And if the log-in prompt doesn’t come up in the chat box below, use this link instead.)

We’ll also cover the the case of Marizela Perez, who has been missing in the Seattle area for a month. 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 updated us again on the case:

Families across the country who have been through similar plights know the frustrations of dealing with intransigent bureaucracies, chronic apathy, and government agencies with limited resources and politically-driven agendas.

They know what it’s like to be told that your family’s case is just “one of dozens, 30, 40, 50, 100.”

They know what it’s like to feel helpless, angry, numb, scared, and overwhelmed by the battle to keep a loved one’s case from sinking to the bottom of some pile of paperwork and red tape.

And now, we know, too.

Marizela could be my daughter or your daughter. Young adults who go missing often don’t get the priority treatment that underage children get. When they turn 18, law enforcement’s attitude changes. The lack of coordination is flabbergasting.

But your children are always and forever your children.

And I know all parents out there reading this would fight with every cell of their bodies to get their children back — no matter whose bureaucratic toes are stepped on, no matter whose feathers might be ruffled. No matter what.

Be sure to follow the links and do what you can to help.


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I’m sure if I had a loved one who went missing and I had resources like a popular net media outlet, I would be using it and any other method available to find them.
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Hotair being a sort of news outlet however, I can’t help thinking how many thousands of other people have gone missing in the span of the last 4-5 weeks, one million children alone are lost each year in the USA.
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Apologies if that sounds insensitive, of course I hope the best for the families of the person in question.

Rachel Miller on April 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Yes, we do seem to have changed a bit since these days.

DaydreamBeliever on April 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

DaydreamBeliever on April 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Ouch.

a capella on April 9, 2011 at 3:27 PM

these days

Ouch, indeed.

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Rachel Miller on April 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Michelle’s site is broken since you posted those links but I looked at it yesterday and it’s available from the google cache. You seem to have missed:

Update IV: I think my post has been completely misconstrued. The gentlemen at Scared Monkeys interpret my comments as “sniping” when all I was doing was politely observing that, despite my own misgivings, their work is finding a large audience. One of the Scared Monkeys’ commenters requests that someone “bitch slap” me for my post.

gh on April 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Yes, we do seem to have changed a bit since these days. DaydreamBeliever on April 9, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Good catch. Michelle, like most people, is driven by her own priorities in life. It’s easy to care about your own friends and family and hard to care about others. No one cries for the millions of people you don’t know who die every year. We only cry for those we know. It’s human nature.

That being said, I am tired of seeing Marizela’s picture every day, just as Michelle reached saturation with Natalie Holloway.

BierManVA on April 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

BierManVA@10:41,
You need to take that up with ED! He is the one posting Marizela’s picture because he thinks a great deal about Michelle! BTW, I continue to ask God to help all family members with this horrible issue they are going through.
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letget on April 10, 2011 at 11:58 AM

letget on April 10, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I know who is responsible. You miss the point of my post. And I would not tell Ed to stop it, he has free reign to do so as I have free reign not to visit the site.

And for the record, I hope she is found safe as well.

BierManVA on April 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM