The Ed Morrissey Show: Face the chat, and finding Marizela

posted at 2:09 pm on April 11, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), I will answer your questions in a Face the Chat episode!  Kevin McCullough had to be called away today, but he’ll be back on Thursday instead.  We’ll talk about the issues of the day and have a rollicking good time in the chat room!

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 linkinstead.)

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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It would be beyond wonderful if tomorrow you didn’t have to put Marizela on this post. If she was found safe after so many weeks so the family could stop their grief. I still so many times a day and night when I wake and talk to God, ask Him for His help.

letget on April 11, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I keep thinking that ‘finding Marizela’ means that she has been found. It’s very sad and happens all too often to too many people.

lexhamfox on April 11, 2011 at 4:26 PM

STOP with this UGHLY photo already.

leftnomore on April 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM