This site is having trouble reaching the Akismet servers so I am seeing a flood of usually flagged comments hitting my moderation queue. I am not sure what is going on since the Akismet servers are up and they resolve from the server hosting this site. Also, another site I host on this exact same server can see Akismet just fine.
To stem the tide until the connection to Akismet is restored, I have disabled comments. I will re-enable them once everything appears to be back to normal.