Looks like Blogger (read: Google) finally got their .blogspot servers back up. I apologize to my loyal readers and those friendly folks who call me a nativist (a compliment) who suffered through the blog outage.
Rest assured, it wasn't just mine, many blogs were down and the blogger message boards were filled with angry people.
[Disclaimer: This is sarcasm, Google don't sue me]
As it turns out, Google had hired a bunch of illegal aliens to run their computers and since they were all so busy selling drugs, molesting children and driving drunk no actual work was getting done.
A fresh bunch of slaver laborers, driven by the promise of amnesty, have arrived to replace the old criminal alien workers so the servers are [temporarily] back up and the economy can keep humming.