Well, the crisis is over. The content thief has taken down my posts, and issued a non-apologetic apology in which he claims to have been trying to "promote" my blog.
Too bad for the authors that their work only will be on their own sites and maybe not found by the masses.If I need traffic from a cheesy scraper site, I'll give you a call. And no, I'm not giving a link to your website. I wouldn't want to "promote" your blog without your permission.
Update (8:45 PM): In one final, ironic twist, my original post on being ripped off has been ripped off by another scraper site. This one, at least, only grabbed a snippet, and gives me a link back.