NARN, the Life of Privilege Edition! Update: Jerry Kramer not in Canton?

posted at 12:01 pm on June 23, 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 and I will review the executive-privilege claim from the Obama administration over Operation Fast & Furious, and all of the implications.  We’ll also talk about the presidential horserace this week, and handicap the status so far.  Bill Whittle may drop in and chat for a while, too.  Which one of us will get the most furious over Operation Fast & Furious?  Join us and find out!

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Update: Alicia Kramer, daughter of Green Bay Packer great Jerry Kramer, joined us to talk about her effort to get her dad into the Hall of Fame in Canton. I was stunned that the man who made the legendary Packer sweep succeed hadn’t already been inducted. If you are as stunned as I am, write the Pro Football Hall of Fame to nominate Kramer for consideration:

Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 330-456-8207

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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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Bmore on June 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I was stunned that the man who made the legendary Packer sweep succeed hadn’t already been inducted.I was stunned that the man who made the legendary Packer sweep succeed hadn’t already been inducted.

Ed, you and me both. I’ve thought about that over the years and it doesn’t make sense. The point of a Hall of Famer is their contribution to the game. Not only is he part of two great sets of guards (he played with both Fuzzy Thurston and Gale Gillingham), he made the game assessable and understandable with his book Instant Replay.

I went out for football in the seventh grade and read the book the same year. I was a nerd (a big one, I played guard) and reading the book made me come to realize the game was much more. There was strategy, determination, and pride. All from Kramer writing this book. I’m not alone, the book was a bellweather for the NFL and its assent to being America’s most popular sport.

For his bringing NFL to the understanding of the average individual and giving us a historical look into one of the great periods in the NFL, as well as being one of the best to play at his position, Jerry Kramer deserves to wear the yellow jacket.

itsspideyman on June 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM