Apparently Sitemeter put some new code into their system last night without testing it and now every blog that uses this meter is affected. It affects only those who use IE7 or 6. I have taken both of my stat counters off the sidebar but it still appears to affect the blog so a quick fix is found here at Hot Air by a commenter:
To fix click on the menu Tools -> Internet Options. Click on the tab Security. Click on the icon Restricted Sites. Click on the button Sites. Type the text ‘*.sitemeter.com’ (without quotes). Click the Add button.
That will fix the problem on the client side.
I did this in IE6 and it worked.