NARN, the Doing Just Fine Edition!

posted at 12:01 pm on June 9, 2012 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 is out on assignment, so I’ll be joined by Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show. We’ll talk about the news of the day, especially yesterday’s press conference at the White House. In the second hour, we’ll get a visit from James Lileks, so don’t miss a minute!

Be sure to call 651-289-4488 to join the conversation, or text us at 651-243-0390! 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.)

Don’t forget about Heidi and Tony Panelli, owners of the Caribe Bistroin St. Paul. The light-rail construction derailed their business, but they have plans to reopen in Northeast Minneapolis. They have a new Kickstarter page that allows people to contribute to their nest egg. Be sure to check out the video to show what we’re missing during Caribe’s hopefully-brief hiatus:

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Marizela Perez has been missing for a year.

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.

America’s Most Wanted is now on the case, too.

Michelle has a new update on the case on the one-year anniversary:

Exactly one year ago today, my 18-year-old cousin Marizela (known affectionately to her family and friends as “Emem” or “Mei”) Perez disappeared from the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

She is still missing.

Those words form on the computer screen with disembodied disbelief. But my heart is screaming:


The not-knowing is every parent’s worst nightmare. It brought normal life to a standstill for Marizela’s parents, Edgar and Jasmin. And yet, they have to keep living and working and praying for their only daughter. Because that is what they must do. Their strength and dignity through all the suffering has been an inspiration to me.

There have been no new developments in Emem’s case. No word from the police or the medical examiner’s office. No activity on her bank accounts or social media accounts.

And no response from the Google legal department to our request for help in January.

Keep the prayers coming.

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…ever since those pictures of JugEars with the “halo” …this picture with Ed bugs me because the picture behind Ed looks like it gives Ed an off kilter skewed part of a halo, on the back left side of his head…and I hate associating Ed with anything to do with JugEars.

KOOLAID2 on June 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

KOOLAID2 on June 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I see you were here to insure Ed gets at least one comment. Good job. Two.

Bmore on June 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Along the theme of “Doing Just Fine”, here is a must-read that I saw on a tweet from Mickey Kaus. It’s a few weeks old, but I can’t be the only one who missed it. The link is through because the full article is behind Time’s subscriber wall. I guess Time figures the fewer people who read it, the better.

“Bubble on the Potomac”, by Andrew Ferguson, Time magazine, 17 May 2012.

JimLennon on June 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM

sorry Ed–wish i was hanging w/ you guys and the rest of the NARNians this afternoon. Gotsta get to getting to what i gots to do!

ted c on June 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM