Well, sometime late yesterday, Blogger finally got around to reviewing my request to remove their stupid "word verification" from my blog posting.
Hello, Your blog has been reviewed, verified, and whitelisted so that it will no longer appear as potential spam. If you sign out of Blogger and sign back in again, you should be able to post as normal. Thanks for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Sincerely, Blogger Support
You know, an intelligently designed system would have just flagged the blogs that might have been spam blogs, then relied on human intelligence to make the final decision. Instead, we have to go about this bass-ackwards. If I designed systems like this where I work, I'd be out of a job. Oh well, I guess you get what you pay for.