Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we will talk with Kerry Picket of the Washington Times about the latest from Capitol Hill, especially on the budget. Michael Totten then joins us to discuss his new book, The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel, his look at the rise and collapse of the Cedar Revolution.
We will also note that the search for Marizela Perez goes on (more below on that), and for those in New Jersey, you can help keep it going. Tomorrow evening, the Friends of Marizela will have a fundraiser at the Egg Harbor Township High School cafeteria at 8 pm ET. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5, but further donations will certainly be welcomed.
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.