A thousand d'ohs!
It seems I had comments moderated but I didn't get notified by the Blogger website like I thought I would, so I only just now found and released them into the wild. Deep thanks to all of you who commented, and I'm very sorry that I didn't check sooner. My apologies to anyone who thought I was ignoring their comments - that wasn't the case at all. I just haven't learned all the housekeeping details about Blogger yet.
Oh yeah - DEMOCRATZ IN DA HOUSE!!!