Theresa helped me with the code and now the comments are at the bottom, the text is black, and blockquotes are working with a dark gray text. I think all is well and I am happy besides trying to shrink the banner up top a bit. Time to pimp the other sites.
Update: Changed the spacing between lines of text to be less, and added an edit this link for authors on their posts. Loving it. Right sidebar seems so bare, but that is not why folks visit here anyway. Top right seems a bit bare, but once again I must just be nostalgic. Loving this new theme.