Well, after much poking and prodding I found the issue!  Well, at least half found it.  Seems I had a conflict between 2 plugins and a function in my theme.  If I remove the function from my theme, the conflict between the 2 plugins still exists, but I can work around it.  I like the function in my theme, it cleans up auto blog posts and keeps everything valid.  I can live without it for the time being though.  So once again, the forums are functioning and can be used!