Because the IP address you tried to use that's been blocked doesn't show in your IP history, because it's blocked, and...
In any case, many folks have access to or use only one computer for The Firing Line. If they're blocked, they can't log in somewhere else and ask us what's up. The only way they can contact us is through the webmaster account.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.