Among the recent updates to this powered-by-Drupal blog is a switch to having Disqus manage comments. The standard comment module has a few shortcomings which are solved by Disqus. However, Disqus isn't without its own problems and the absent "import comments from Drupal" functionality is one of them.
I checked out the Net Tuesday meetup last night. If you're not familiar with the group, they're bring together social change organizations and social/web media types. Last month's meetup showcased some exciting projects going on in Vancouver so I was looking forward to my second time at Net Tuesday.