Someone (a reader?) pointed me to a post at Small Dead Animals (a great blog, btw):

Watchers

507 visits per day isn’t a lot for a blog, unless they’re from one particular entity:

The American Spectator is under the watchful eye of the Obama Administration. Since January 1, 2013, federal government has been on the spectator.org website 81,164 times, with the IRS, Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security leading the way.

Btw, the above information isn’t from a post, but rather pops up on your screen (it may take five or ten seconds) when you visit the Spectator; click [X] to close the box.

Here’s the pop-up linked:

American Spectator pop up Watch

I wouldn’t be so worried.

At Legal Insurrection we get tons of traffic from federal, state and local government i.p., addresses.  I say that only anecdotally because I don’t spend much time worrying about or watching blog traffic, but on those rare occasions when I look, they’re there.

I also get many emails of support from government workers who are sympathetic.

I welcome readers from the government, regardless of whether they are reading, “watching,” just goofing off, or trying to look busy in order to avoid being furloughed.

If they’re reading Legal Insurrection and they don’t already agree, perhaps I can persuade them to come over to our side, or at least distract them from doing damage for the minutes they are here.

So workers of the federal, state and local governments, unite with Legal Insurrection.  You are welcome here.

Update 6-12-2013: One state government worker reached out to me this morning:

I saw your post last night about government workers. For me your site is a morning ritual as I have you in my favorites…. your site is as needed as my morning coffee! Thanks for all the work you do to keep us informed!