Yesterday afternoon I received a few inquiries from the Michigan Senate as to whether BFM was offline.
It was an understandable question; we’ve had some problems here. But this time, the error was a little different — “server timed out” … hmm … the kind of error you get when your site is blocked.
So we did a little digging, and it turns out that Mike Bishop’s chief of Staff, Matt Miner, directed the Secretary of the Senate, Carol Viventi, to block all Michigan Senate computers from accessing bloggingformichigan.com.
(Actually they blocked us by IP, so there are several sites that are blocked. Pesky details)
So I checked on some other sites, to see if all blogs were blocked, or if we were just special.