Wow, make an offhanded comment, and get called a slimeball. Wow. Do you think I actually WANTED to be on the dole? At least I got my ass out there and pounded the pavement, and in the end got interest from a company I hadn't even thought of nor solicited for my services. In short, they wanted me. Before then, I had numerous offers, but most of them hinged on contingencies beyond anyone's control (thank you, budget sequester). So my apologies for not getting my facts straight, because I was too busy trying to find a position than sit at a keyboard and play "Internet Tough Guy".
Look, rightly or wrongly, the guy did what he did. I don't disagree with it, but at the same time, there could have been a better way to handle it (but obviously there wasn't). I don't see him as a hero or as a villain. At best, he's an opportunist.
Also, posting AC just proves that you are exactly that: a coward.