Arrogant, Military-bashing Attention Whore Gets Attention, Doesn’t Like It

So here I am, drinking my first cup of coffee on a Saturday morning, after a long week of dealing with Russia/Ukraine issues, when I run across this, thanks to some of my more sadistic Facebook friends.

Facebook posts by Jodi Rives, a part-time Communication instructor at Butte College’s Chico campus, were brought to the attention of the school’s administration.  In one such post, Rives writes that her military students struggle to be prepared for academic work.  In another post, she writes that staying literate for retiring military students is a full-time job.   

In an interview Rives said she stands by her posts adding that military personnel are being ill-served in preparing for civilian life.
 
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In response to another person’s post, Rives discusses “military guys” having a large pool of people to rape, a comment she defended.

“It’s not just the case of one or two incidents,” Rives said. “How many apples have to be bad before we suspect that the barrel has problems?”

To summarize…

Part-time “communications” instructor claims military folks are illiterate and a bunch of rapists (I’m sure she doesn’t mind it when when people stereotype by race, gender or sexual orientation) on a very public Facebook page.

Some, who happen to read said page get justifiably upset.

News media gets whiff of story (they always do when it involves ignorance, stupidity or prejudice).

Reporter shows up on her doorstep promising a lead story on the news.

Jodi gets “upset” about being “ambushed” and “uncomfortable” about it, but apparently pulls on some make-up and a flowery outfit, does the interview and then advertises it to all her Facebook friends and tells them to watch it at 6:30.

So, it turns out, if you post a MILLION times about social causes–suicide prevention, mental health awareness, LGBT+ issues, rape culture, fiscal meltdowns, local theater–no one in the media could give a shit. But, post about the military–and get a few boys with hurt feewings–and Jerry Olenyn from whatever channel shows up on your doorstep pushing for a response on video for the “lead story at 6:30.” Which you’ve heard nothing about. And when you say you feel uncomfortable having a news reporter “ambush” you at your home–where he is uninvited and is not a public place–when you are in your pajamas on your day off, he gets a little testy about being offended at your attack on him. And then the neighbors call the police. And then he tries to make the police call part of the story. And then you are just sick to damn death with all the bullshit. So, watch it at 6:30, I guess.

So aside from being an attention whore, let’s examine some of Jodi’s other “attributes.”

According to the Part Time Faculty Association page, we learn that Jodi is a mom and a “teacher.”

After being born the same year as Butte College, Jodi Rives grew up and originally attended college in Southern California. Moving north prompted a transfer to Lassen College, where she received a A.A. in Liberal Arts, and Chico State where she received a B.A. in Speech Communication and an M.A. in Human Communication (as opposed to Organizational Communication, not, as some cleverly propose, as opposed to Insect or Animal Communication).

Jodi currently teaches Communication Studies courses at Butte College and is co-advisor to the Butte College Gay/Straight Alliance. She is married to Nick Meier, who is both patient and brave, and is the mother of four whose ages span from 3 to 22, so she pretty much always needs a nap.

So with an M.A. in Human Communication, Jodi, whose biggest accomplishment is teaching apparently illiterate veterans at community college level, is unilaterally condemning those who join the military (and the recruiters who sign them up) as opportunistic (after all, according to Jodi, poor, uneducated, out-of-options dimwits are prime targets for those opportunistic recruiters, who have a quota to fill), illiterate (based on some vets being apparently unable to keep up with her oh-so-challenging communications classes and a couple of messages with words misspelled) and are mostly rapists.

There are reasons recruiters draw heavily from undereducated populations–two of them being they are often desperate and that uninformed folks ask fewer questions. Students with poor academic performance are almost universally encouraged to go into the military and, lord knows, their skills do not improve while in the service.

– Meier, Facebook comment

“It’s not just the case of one or two incidents,” Rives said. “How many apples have to be bad before we suspect that the barrel has problems?”

Let’s start with the military rape claim, which, by the way, has been hysterically flogged by the media as an epidemic, but which also cites likely inflated results of a sexual assault survey by including “unwanted sexual contact” in it, which can be something as stupid as someone slapping another person on the ass, which, while irritating, does not begin to equal the seriousness of actual rape. But even then, the rates of sexual assault for members of the military is quite lower than rates of sexual assault in America overall. Sexual assault is not a military problem, as Jodi would like the world to believe.

Unfortunately, however admirable the recent condemnations of sexual assault in the military, they’re unlikely to have much impact, because sexual assault in the military is not a military problem. It is an American problem. Scholars, retired officers, and others have longed warned of the creeping militarization of American society. However, as the Pentagon yet again renews its sexual assault prevention efforts, it must not discount the socialization of the American military.

The data suggest that one servicemember is sexually assaulted every 20 minutes and that one American citizen is sexually assaulted every two minutes, but it is difficult to directly compare military and civilian sexual assault rates. The WGRA defines “unwanted sexual contact” as “completed or attempted sexual intercourse, sodomy (oral or anal sex), penetration by an object, and the unwanted touching of genitalia and other sexually-related areas of the body.” Survey participants were asked to report incidents occurring in the past 12 months. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice survey used to calculate sexual assaults nationwide asks participants if anyone has “attacked” or “threatened” them by “grabbing, punching, or choking” or by “any rape, attempted rape or other type of sexual act” over the course of the past six months.   [Foreign Policy]

But hey, I guess if it fits her “servicemembers are illiterate rapists narrative,” it’s OK to post in public.

As for her claims that members of the military are apparently dumb and can’t keep up with her work…

I won’t point to my veteran status, B.S. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins and my M.A. in National Security Studies from American Military University and my history of fascinating employment, which included broadcast journalism, professional writing and national security, or my current job, which I love dearly, and compare it to her teaching oral communications part time at community college, because that wouldn’t be fair.

But I will point her to this.

As a whole, the U.S. military is far better educated than the American population it defends. 82.8 percent of U.S. military officers in 2010 had at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 29.9 percent of the general population. 93.6 percent of enlisted soldiers had at least a high school diploma, compared to 59.5 percent of America.

Now, is it possible that some of her students do come to her class with bad communications skills? Sure.

Are some of them probably in the military or are military veterans? I don’t doubt it.

Is it honest, just or moral to claim that veterans in general are dumb, barely literate rapists, because that is whom recruiters target due to the limited educational opportunities offered to poor folks in bad neighborhoods, based on her limited experience? Absolutely not.

But it’s very typical of the leftist, feminist type of person to make those kinds of generalizations without actually knowing the facts, examining the statistics, or having the life experience to back those claims up. (See what I did there?)

It also baffles me how a supposed communications professional – someone who apparently teaches communications – doesn’t understand a damn thing about social media.

Rives, who calls herself an activist, said her posts are those of a private citizen — not a representative of Butte College. “These are my personal thoughts on my personal page.  This is my personal perspective on things,” Rives said.

However, her own Facebook profile identifies her as an associate faculty at Butte College.

Facebook, unless you shut it down to the public, is a public medium. Your posts – unless you take efforts to keep them private – are in the public domain, and are easily accessible by the public. I easily accessed Jodi’s page and pulled a bunch of information about her, including the name of her husband and children, her location and the fact that she likes the Pittsburgh Steelers (that’s enough to smack her upside the head). I also know where she teaches, the fact that she has a tattoo and is a hoplophobic dipshit, based on the fact that she used to be a Tom Selleck fan until “the NRA got him.” (Obviously the eeeeevvilll NRA got Tom. He doesn’t have a rational mind of his own, and couldn’t possibly have understood that an irrational fear of a tool of self defense is just that.)

Anything you place on the Internet is forever, dummy! So while you may claim that your views are personal and your own, the fact that they’re public domain and you are identified with the place where you teach, makes fair game. I’ve had to explain that to my teenage kids, but I can’t believe a 40-something communications professor doesn’t get it!

Just like embarrassing photos members of the military post on social media reflects poorly on their uniform and the Armed Forces as a whole (see: Cherish Byers, and any number of other dipshitsauruses embarrassed by the Military Social Media Idiots Facebook page), inflammatory, prejudicial and ignorant posts on public social media profiles reflect poorly on Jodi Rives Meier’s employer, no matter how much she claims that they’re just her personal views.

Bottom line: social media is public, and the Internet is forever. Learn it, live it, teach!

And finally…

I have to say I’m a bit appalled at a teacher – an instructor – someone tasked with educating her students and paid for said work – screeching about how illiterate and dumb her students are! Yes, I’m insulted for the veterans in her class, because they don’t deserve to be painted with the broad brush of illiteracy by an ignorant twatmold, whose hatred of the military obviously colors her ability to teach them. Because a teacher, whose task is to teach and perhaps even help the students who she believes are having trouble, instead takes to social media to blame their supposed ignorance on the military as a whole, in my opinion, cannot effectively help them overcome and learn.

And no, I’m not advocating that this dumbass be fired. The question of her employment is between her and the school. If the school feels she reflects badly on the institution, they will do what’s right, and I don’t need to delve into her employment issues here. What I will say is that a teacher, who obviously has disdain for at least a few of her students based on their veteran status, and who doesn’t comprehend the nature of social media, and who gives an interview to a reporter after publicly showing her ass on her Facebook page, claims to be upset and somehow coerced into talking to the reporter, and then advertises the time her Facebook friends should watch said report, has no credibility left.

I’ll leave it at that.

QUICK ADDITION: I need to add this, because this is hilarious! I made the mistake of clicking on the comments of the post that talks about the letter she received with all the spelling errors. One of the first comments is hilarious.

Heather Parker I did not read the first posting- but he should of used the edit button to get his point across…13 March at 10:43 · 1Reply

Now, I don’t want to target poor Heather Parker, but maybe she “should of” taken her own advice.

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  1. Very few things surprise me anymore but, as a someone who served in the military for 20 years, this does.

    Sure the military has problems but, for the most part, members of the military are educated, motivted, patriotic, and have a generally high level of personal and professional integrity.

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    1. I agree. Some of the comments in reply to her original post do actually reflect some disagreement with her assessments.

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      1. I think most of this is about being controversial in order to be relevant.

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        1. Possible. It may not have started with that intention, but the subsequent asshattery is certainly indicative of it.

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  2. Uneducated and Illiterate ? No that’s “Organizing for America”, not the US Armed Forces. Hell, when I was in, my 4-man simulator shop, I was the LEAST educated, with ONLY a Bachelors’ of Science. My lead Sergeant finished his Ph.D. while he was in my shop, and both of my techs were most of the way through their Master’s Degrees. . . .something I only got 20 years AFTER I got out. . .

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  3. One thing you are supposed to have learned if you are working for a corporation (Universities and Colleges included) is you don’t talk to the media without the Media Relations directors ok. Many of the places I have worked had a policy that you did not even talk to the media to say I can’t talk to you.

    Back in the stone-age when I went in the Air Force I was interviewed multiple times for different jobs they were considering training me to do. Each interview was to see if I could read, write, communicate and follow instructions to operate their million plus dollar equipment without killing anyone or damaging the equipment. I doubt it is any different now in the military.

    As for poor student performance in college I suggest she look toward the publik skools and how the unions/commies have taken over elementary education. I saw it happening in Kalifornia when I was going to skool as a tot. Many of the teachers at the time (late sixties and early seventies) were quite open about being communists. My saving Grace was a man who was a Captain in the Army Guard. He was mobilized to go to Berkeley to help put down the filthy hippy riots. He would spend time in his class explaining what he saw and answering questions about what was going on. Needless to say what he saw was far different from the communist news reporting of the time.

    Nicki, are you sure this person does not live in Rio Linda? I would not advocate she be fired. She has however stepped in it herself by associating herself with the college, probably without the consent of the college. Adjunct faculty positions are often just one instructor asking a friend, hey, can you teach this class, we can’t find anyone to do it. Maybe she should rethink what she has written, especially as she is supposed to be “teaching oral communications.” Maybe that’s why her husband married her. That and a beer can fits nicely on the top of her head.

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    1. LOL!!! I don’t know why she took a part-time instructor job, or why she ignorantly chose a very public medium to display her ignorance. All I know is that maybe people this ignorant shouldn’t choose to teach.

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  4. A. She is more qualified than you to evaluate the academic preparedness of HER students than you are.

    B. These are COLLEGE students, not fragile 3rd graders. They can handle a GENERAL observation. She does not single out individual students by name or description. You wouldn’t think a veteran would be such a delicate flower.

    C. “Twatmold?” Nothing worse than a misogynist woman.

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    1. a) She may be more qualified to evaluate the academic preparedness of HER students, but she has proven over and over again that she is not qualified at all to judge the reason for said academic performance or to make uninformed judgments about sexual assaults in the military or the reasons why people join.

      b) Everyone can handle a general observation. What is offensive is her bigoted, prejudiced, ignorant generalizations. Guess you missed that part?

      c) Would you prefer “cunt?” If the genitalia fits…

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    2. She makes broad and prejudicial statements. If she was well qualified to teach she’d be a real professor at a good school instead of a part-time adjunct at a school with a 25% graduation rate. Butte College also suffers from a 32% loan default rate. It’s a wonder they have accreditation and continue to receive our tax money in the form of Title IV Pell Grants.

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    3. “B. These are COLLEGE students, not fragile 3rd graders. They can handle a GENERAL observation. She does not single out individual students by name or description.”

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      Yeah, I disagree with this statement. I think it is the fact that she IS describing an entire population that is troubling. If she were to single out one student, it could easily (both in general and legal terms) be assumed to be related to their deficiency in English. The fact that she is saying, “They are all like this” screams of bigotry. I’d hate to be a vet in her class.

      I hope this whole media experience teaches her to keep her mouth shut and quit writing checks with it that her ass can’t cash.

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    4. I just have to say that I personally know the Soldier who initially got into it with Jodi and also have a few friends who have had her as a “teacher.” If you look at the exchanged words it helps bring some of the context out. Also knowing that her ex-husband is still in the California Army National Guard in Chico it helps those of us who have and are serving understand her type of character. Cheat on your husband when he’s in Kosovo with an 18 year old guy while neglecting your kids so CPS can get involved? I’m sure more and more will come out about the stalwart character of Jodi Rives Meier.

      “Jodi: Why are you complaining– it just gives you military guys a larger pool to rape from.

      Ryan: Hahahahahaha….. Now I get it. Didn’t have what it takes and now you are bitter right? That’s ok, we’ll keep you safe.

      Jodi: Safe? You’d have to keep yourselves literate first–and from what I’ve seen of my returning military students, that’s gonna be a tull-time job.”

      I have a copy of the screen shot by the way. It is not an academic point of view that certain veterans struggle and if you view her profile you can tell she is at least some form of crazy.

      I also deployed with the Soldier she was arguing with and many of the Soldiers we served with were not going to tolerate it. We can put up with a lot of crap. But a false sense of civility simply to plaquate the “intellectual” offender. Our Rules of Engagement forced us to receive fire before engaging the threat. The intellectual honesty of our society has to be challenged as it happens in order to maintain any integrity

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      1. Wow. That’s what I got from the dialogue that ensued with her son and her ex mother in law. She cheated on her deployed husband and is now a bitter shrew.

        Would love to see that screen shot!

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    5. Just to clarify I believe he is still enlisted but may not be. I don’t keep tabs on everyone throughout the Cal Guard.

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  5. and D. Rape is not a problem in the military? Even the frigging military agrees that it is.

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    1. You’re obviously illiterate. Even by the inflated standards by which the Pentagon did its sexual assault study, the rates of sexual assaults are lower in the military than they are in the overall population.

      It’s a problem for the military, because WE. DO. NOT. ACCEPT. SUCH. BEHAVIOR. Have you been in the military? I have. You are obviously clueless.

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    2. You are obviously innumerate. There are approximately 1.5 million active duty servicemen. There are approximately 210 million people in the US between 15 and 64 years of age. So active military is less than one percent of the total US “rape age” (I’ll call it) population – about 0.7% .

      So if we accept that useless citation of yours from “Foreign Policy,” if the US pop. has a sexual assault every 2 minutes, then you would expect an assault every 285 minutes in the smaller military population if the assault rates were the same. (2 minutes divided by .007). Your own citation indicates an assault every 20 minutes, so you have disproved your own assertion. The assault rate in the military is 14 times more frequent than that of the US population at large according to your reference.

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      1. Except that whole inflated definition of sexual assault, which you and the mainstream media discount.

        Again, you have no understanding of the military, and your literacy is suspect. What it is saying that the military is much smaller, and the Pentagon defines “sexual assault” more broadly than civilian research does. Therefore trying to compare the rates of sexual assaults in groups that disparate is completely idiotic.

        I have been deployed, and I have lived in barracks. Sexual assault is not tolerated – not in any command I’ve been in. Period. The other problem is that many times sexual assaults happen on deployments not by members of our own military, but by local nationals, contractors, etc. I haven’t seen differentiation in any military sexual assault survey between the two.

        Now you’re defending her assertion that the military are a bunch of rapists? Really?

        You are a repugnant, ignorant cunt.

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  6. The KRCTV report conflates the issues of veteran academic preparedness and military rape, as though Jodi were calling calling veterans and her students rapists. She has not done so. You have absolutely no context for that comment (and neither do I).

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    1. Other than quoting her actual words, you mean?

      In response to another person’s post, Rives discusses “military guys” having a large pool of people to rape, a comment she defended.

      “It’s not just the case of one or two incidents,” Rives said. “How many apples have to be bad before we suspect that the barrel has problems?”

      Right.

      The article doesn’t conflate the two. It cites specific individual instances of her obvious disdain toward military veterans.

      Look, bad grammar and spelling drive me nuts. I feel the pain of communications teachers, because I edit for a living. However, this is NOT a military problem. This is a public school problem! Period. And to castigate military veterans as stupid, illiterate, unable to keep up, etc. is bigoted. I’m sure you and your pals would be the first to screech about prejudicial statements about women, gays, etc. But it’s OK to make them about vets?

      I’ve been in the military. Not as an officer, but as an NCO. I have a BS from Johns Hopkins and an MA from AMU. I’m probably more accomplished than Jodi can ever hope to be, and oh *gasp* I joined the Army!

      Stop trying to defend the indefensible. She was unprofessional, bigoted and rude in a public medium. Period.

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    2. She does not have disdain toward military veterans. She appears to have disdain for recruiting standards, and for the way returning veterans are shortchanged in services. Did you not hear her say in the interview that “I think that they’re being ill served”? That’s not disdain for veterans, it’s disdain for the system.

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      1. According to her own words, recruiters focus on the uneducated, and the military doesn’t help them GET educated. Two falsehoods. But that’s beside the point.” In one such post, Rives writes that her military students struggle to be prepared for academic work. In another post, she writes that staying literate for retiring military students is a full-time job.”

        Try reading. Please.

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      2. I’m going to dinner now. You can continue the mental masturbation of defending her indefensible views, but just know I find them pretty disgusting, and you pretty pathetic for trying to justify them.

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    3. I’m happy for you that you weren’t raped. Here are a bunch of people that were. That you in particular weren’t doesn’t make it not a problem. http://mydutytospeak.com/

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      1. No one said it wasn’t a problem, dummy. But it’s hardly an epidemic, happens much more rarely than in the general civilian population and is punished quickly most of the time. Much more quickly than in civilian courts.

        So to claim that the military are a bunch of rapists is repugnant.

        And by the way, when I was sexually assaulted, it was IN COLLEGE and not in the military. By a civilian.

        So don’t pretend you know oh so much about it.

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    4. “No one said it wasn’t a problem, dummy.”

      Um, I believe you did.

      “But even then, the rates of sexual assault for members of the military is quite lower than rates of sexual assault in America overall. Sexual assault is not a military problem, as Jodi would like the world to believe.”

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      1. Dimwit. I meant that it’s not a MILITARY problem, but rather an AMERICAN one. That it’s not endemic to the military. Jesus fucking Christ!

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    5. You are claiming MILITARY assault is less than AMERICAN assault and implying that therefore it’s not a problem. And you fail utterly to support that position.

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      1. I am claiming that given the inflation of statistics and the fact that the military is a much smaller group with less rapes occurring in nominal numbers that YOU. CANNOT. CLAIM. RAPE. IS. A. “MILITARY PROBLEM.” It is a societal problem. And I have supported this with facts. You, on the other hand, are reading this “teacher’s” plainly stated words and claiming that they don’t mean what she says.

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    6. You have supported it with excuses for why you think the facts are wrong. That is not the same thing as supporting with facts.

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      1. Your complete ignorance of reality does not negate its existence.

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  7. Oh Boy, So there is another piece of work who steps in do defend the actions of this ignorant twit.
    This isn’t about her qualifications to evaluate indivual students or her ability to teach,( Although since she doesnt appear to be qualifed enough to get a full-time position at a secondary community type college). The point is she made a sweeping and general statement that portrayed veterans as ignorant and “poorly prepared” for her class.
    I would challenge her to find many occupations at all that prepare 18-24 year olds for college. Does she say the same thing about her students that grew up speaking English as a secong Language? Or the ones that graduated high school then worked in retail, construction or manufacturing before getting a shot at college?
    No, she chose to go head to head with veterans because of her hatred of the military.
    Is Rape a problem in the Military? Rape is a problem ANYWHERE it takes place moron. The military is one of the few places that sees the problem and addresses it, all under the scrutiny of the public. The idiots that scream that the military is some kind of rape machine need to think about what would happen if the male student populations of major universities were looked at and held under the microscope like the military is, Lets see, numerous instances of date rape, sexual assault and harrassment that goes unreported because universities have no control over their students off campus.
    She is just another liberal, military hating jackass that got caught and called out. She’s going to be held accountable whether she likes it or not.

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    1. She regulary decries rape on campuses or wherever it occurs. You have no basis for your diagnosis of hatred of the military.

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      1. Actually I do. With quotes. Nice try.

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  8. OK. Lets talk about the so called human being that claims sexual assault is the norm in the military. As a retired member of the USAF, the term “Sexual Assault” has a whole different meaning in the military than it does in the Civilian world, for example, I had a friend while I was serving in the military that was going through a rough Divorce and his ex to be always harassed and called him at work and he got fed up with it and yelled at her on the Phone and called her a “Bitch”, now for using that word, he was charged with sexual assault and kicked out of the military. Please tell me were in the Civilian world when you get angry at a woman and call her a Bitch is it considered sexual assault ?.

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  9. So, she bases her assertions on a few obvious typos… What a useless twat-waffle bint.

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  10. Oh, for the record, yeah, lots of military folks aren’t highly effective readers and writers… BECAUSE THEY COME OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL THAT WAY. Almost invariably a product of PUBLIC EDUCATION….. ‘nough said.

    I cheated…. my parents were teachers, but actual good ones. I could read at college level by 3rd grade. And they moved into teaching at private international schools, so I was pretty well-rounded by the time I got to the Air Force.

    My biggest problem over 24 years has been tossing out good grammar and vocabulary to conform to Mil-Speak. To this day, USAF EPR’s (enlisted promotion reports) make me bleed from the eyes, style-wise…..

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    1. Wow. She doesn’t just hate the military. She hates the human race. Holy shit, she’s a dumbass!!!

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  11. I don’t parade my CV , but as a retired military person who is accused of being a barely literate racist, I’ll go ahead and address the first accusation:

    BA: Sacred Music, Bethel College
    M.Div: Asbury Theological Seminary
    M.Ed: Drury University
    MBA: Webster University
    D.Min: Erskine Theological Seminary (Dissertation title: Via Media: Towards an Anglican Model of Leading and Managing Ministry.)
    Post Master’s Certificate in Management: Northcentral University

    Let me summarize: she can ‘t hold a candle to my academic credentials.

    And if this liberal hockey puck wants to accuse me of rape, she better be ready for a lawsuit. I have friends in California who would love an opportunity to make real money.

    -Jim+

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    1. Not racist. Rapist. LOL. And you couldn’t rape anyone. You’re like Bambi. Warm and cuddly.

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  12. To all here concerning Antbrain, using facts and logic on a leftist is like trying to teach pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig. In similar wise if you don’t feed the troll it will eventually go away.

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    1. Facts and logic? I see mostly ad hominem attacks.

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      1. That’s only because you’re acting like a moron.

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        1. Q.E.D.

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  13. I’m neither racist or rapist. But hardly Bambi.

    Underneath the clerical collar lies the heart of a warrior.

    -Jim+

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  14. She also hates Mormons and treats her son poorly on FB for the world to see. As with the other social media blunders recently, this is blowing up.

    The photo was posted by her son and if you read the comments you will see her bitterness against the military and Mormons (for the record I am not a Mormon…more Agnostic than anything).

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    1. I don’t even…

      What a disgusting, foul sow!

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    2. This pretty much explains her irrational hatred of the military. Apparently this bitter cunt’s ex husband is in the Guard.

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    3. Just goes to show that you can’t fix stupid.

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  15. Wow, that is one bitter and hateful woman. I’m at a loss for words.

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  16. Jodi, dear, LITERATE people take courses in English Lit., History, or the Sciences. Illiterate twits take courses in “Communications” … or teach them.

    Or am I being too mean?

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    1. Nope. Mean would be exposing her for the insecure, aging, former dependapotamus who cheated on her husband that she really is. Since she married a guy 17 years her junior, I’m wondering if it’s the same one with whom she cheated on her first husband, or another trophy husband that makes her feel good about her aging pig-like self.

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  17. here’s one from a page I follow they shared from a kid….it seems this is her own son (from the writing between them) I’m not sure actually but he calls her “Mother” at one point and she seems to have no care but to bash this young man

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  18. Please keep in mind that my comments below are not 100% confirmed but I have heard it from five reliable sources all telling me the same story about this woman:

    Not to fuel the fire but she used to be married to a local National Guard Soldier (who’s name I will omit to save his reputation), he was deployed to Kosovo. During his deployment she started sleeping around with a 18 year old. Whether or not that individual was a student of hers I do not know. When her husband returned from deployment they filed for divorce and he got majority custody of their children since multiple people claim that while he was deployed she would leave the kids alone so she could go out with the 18 year old. I actually was able to view the public record on her divorce as the county she lives in puts all information on court cases, be it family, civil or criminal online and anyone can view it. FYI it’s Butte County, CA.

    She is now married to a person who is almost 20 years her junior (I would assume the 18 year old she was banging while her husband was deployed).

    This looks like good old fashioned military spouse hate to me. I have been deeply troubled by this whole case because my wife (who is in the military) took her public speaking class and said she was a decent instructor. I myself am in the military and served alongside many of the people she personally bashed in her initial Facebook posts.

    Mrs. Meier is a large advocate of gay rights which I have no problem with whatsoever, I remember he pushing her agenda so hard on her students that she offered them extra credit to attend the NO H8 campaign in downtown Chico a few years ago. My wife attended just to get the extra credit, but she made it seem to her students that they had to attend that event. I took issue with that, not because I disagree with the campaign, because I personally have served with many homosexual Soldiers, some of which are very good friends, but I also understand that not all people are as understanding as my wife and I. If I were a student I would not want to be almost forced to attend an event that I may or may not support just to push some educator’s agenda.

    Her whole perspective for me seems a case of pure ex-military spouse hate. Though everything she said about the military offends me it is just even more upsetting that she has the gaul to throw stones at the military when she used to have some affiliation with it and when doing so she did what I consider to be the one unforgivable sin of marriage; cheating. Not only cheating but cheating while your spouse is deployed. During one of my deployments my first wife at the time cheated on me with a co-worker at her place of employment and when I found out overseas it tore me apart. For me personally I do not condone cheating on any level in a relationship, it is an horrible thing to do to a person and she did it when a person was overseas trying to focus on their mission and keeping their fellow Soldiers alive so they all could come home. A distraction like that poses a great danger to all of the Soldiers because that one person by not having their head in the game could miss something or have their mind elsewhere at a critical time, which could lead to making a mistake in combat that costs Soldiers their lives. I of course am speaking from experience here. I was in no mental shape to lead a mission when all I could think about was why my wife cheated on me when I was so loving to her, so I took over jobs for two weeks that did not place me in a role that could have hazardous outcomes. I was fortunate enough to have understanding leadership but when it comes to Mrs. Meier’s ex, I cannot say the same with certainty. This lady did the same thing and in doing so endangered troops but then again she hates the military so that is a good way to hurt it.

    I know that last part was a little long and personal but in the end the takeaway is that should speak to the character of this woman. She loves to stand on some high moral ground on a variety of issues and condemn others but she cannot even respect something as simple as fidelity in a marriage. She is so opinionated on women’s rights and her need for control hence why she hooked up with some young impressionable guy that she can control. I hope that the author of this blog can utilize this information, I again just want to see some level of justice done for what this person said about all people in the military not a select few.

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    1. You are not the first to tell me this. Thanks for speaking up.

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    2. Also, I already know the husband’s name. I will not name him or identify him unless I actually get permission from him.

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    3. “She loves to stand on some high moral ground on a variety of issues and condemn others but she cannot even respect something as simple as fidelity in a marriage. She is so opinionated on women’s rights and her need for control hence why she hooked up with some young impressionable guy that she can control”

      in short, she is a fairly typical Western Intellectual Leftist, Female Model, One Each. None of her claims – victimhood, ancestry, achievement – should be taken seriously or left unexamined.

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  19. Oh it doesn’t stop there. You should see what she posted on her son’s Facebook page when he just put up a photo saying he was proud to be straight. I will post that link below, it is almost as bad as when as the reference above where he posted his support of a story about a Marine. How can a mother seriously bash her own child? As a proud father I would never ever bash my child publicly or on a social media platform.

    This woman has so much hate in her heart, I pray that the Lord can soften her heart. My wife stays Facebook friends with her just to see the ridiculous comments she makes, we enjoy the laugh. Heck today there was a photo meme of the sailor kissing the girl in NYC post WW2, stating that the guy holding the girl had passed away, she acted truly sad and remorseful as though his passing personally affected her. I found it extremely hypocritical because of her earlier posts bashing the Armed Forces.

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    1. Oh, I saw it earlier. She’s scum.

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  20. Nicki, I just wanted to thank you again for writing this blog and shedding more light on the story. Again I was aware of this all going down Wed night when the guy she started making the comments to put on Facebook, as my wife and I served with him and are good friends. We both hoped that this issue would go viral and that she would become “internet famous” and not in a good way. It is great to see people take this issue to heart and comment on it, as I have said before it is some of the worst military bashing I have seen or read about since troops returned from Vietnam. There have been posts on various military sites I follow that show some person’s ignorant anti-military or anti-Soldier comments but it is usually just one comment and they manage to get lit up with negative responses. This woman didn’t just make one comment but multiple ones, each being worse than the one prior. I was so proud to see the news station react to it in the expeditious manner which they did to get this story out there, I only hope it continues to grow and gain notoriety, you adding your excellent comment only helps so again from the bottom of my heart I say thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Honestly, there’s no gratitude needed. What really pushed me over the edge is the way she treats her son! It’s bad enough that she is disgustingly rude toward veterans. But the way she treats her own kid, makes her completely unacceptable as a human being. I hope to find out a bit more about this sub-human slime in the near future. And I WILL blog about it.

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  21. […] Arrogant, Military-bashing Attention Whore Gets Attention, Doesn’t Like It […]

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  22. Sorry, but this bitch is so stupid I couldn’t POSSIBLY post here how much disdain I have for her.

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  23. Hummingbird676

    Just for shits and giggles, I will let you all know that the “educator”…obviously I’m using the term loosely, is the ex wife of a disabled veteran who lost custody of her children due to absolutely neglecting them during her then husband’s deployment.
    I’m pretty sure that when someone gets their children taken away from them because they choose to party for weeks on end, leaving very young children at home to fend entirely for themselves. Her name used to be Jodi Schall then and (I’m sure) it’s all a matter of public record.
    It’s a total shot in the dark here (and I am a very good marksman), but in my experience when a person drives their life through narcissistic actions, they tend to be unwilling to accept responsibility and extremely resentful/bitter when someone or something with a will more powerful than theirs rips them back to reality and forces them to pay for the actions they will not admit were wrong in the first place.
    Her unhealthy focus on service members in general just seems to be associative. She is ignorant, hateful, and pointing the finger of blame outward for the decisions she chose, and from what i understand, continues to choose to make. Being a proud (and educated) military veteran, as well as the wife of one and friends of many, I am disgusted by her but her words are hollow and fallacious and pittifully bitter. Thankfully that reflect badly upon her and not on my brothers and sisters in service. My true shock is that it has taken THIS long for Butte College to become “aware” of her behavior because it has not been confined to her fb page. When I sat in on her class a couple years ago, she was making her sentiments known then too.

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    1. Interesting. I do have information about all this, but I tend not to post anything I haven’t verified from firsthand sources.

      So tell us about her class, would ya?

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  24. Hummingbird676

    http://www.butte.edu/directory/?search=Kimberly+Perry
    If people want to complain to Butte College about Jodi Rives Meier (Schall), feel free to do so. The more the marrier! The President of Butte College is Dr. Kimberly Perry and she is listed in the middle of the page in grey.

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  25. Hummingbird676

    To Nikki: I had decided to sit in on her class rather than enroll right off because I had heard so many negative comments about her teaching. I was 35 then, so not the young student, and I will not waste my time with a terrible instructor. I was absolutely shocked by her behavior. She very openly bashed the military as a whole and service members specifically were her focal point, much the same as has previously been reported. I remember her even then making references to military members being “baby killers”, “rapists”, and degrading their (our) intellect. She was so hostile that I literally felt unsafe being military affiliated, outnumbered by students, and sitting in a class where the instructorwas actively attempting to whip students into a frenzie of contempt for soldiers. I ended up voicing my disgust to the instructor in class, leaving the class and filed a complaint with the Dean’s office, whom I never heard back from.
    I am a very vocal person and used to be military police so I do not intimidate easily and if I feel something is bullshit, I will fight it. Now looking back, I feel I should have done more and should have forced the issue because it was/is a big one.
    I just looked through your blog as well and saw that you had already listed the story of her past. Sorry for not noticing that before. I actually know her ex husband and didn’t put the names together when I sat in on her class. Even when this story first broke in our area, I still was unaware that she was THE Jodi I had heard about from many different people in the area over the years, but just recognized her as the horrible college instructor I had witnessed. Ironically her ex was never a person who mentioned their past. He is a nice man and their kids have had quite a difficult time over the years due to her continued behavior so I think he’s just trying to raise them as best he can.

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    1. Wow… I heard similar stories repeated from other people. I am leaning toward believing they’re true. Her son Connor seems particularly hurt by her, and she just snarks and snipes at him on Facebook! She really appears to be a horrible person.

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    2. It was recommended that I either get in touch with her son, or with her ex. I’m loath to do either. Information from ex spouses tends to be just a tad tinged with bias (slightly exaggerating) and it’s just not fair to drag kids into this. I don’t know Connor, but I can imagine he probably still loves his mother on some level.

      But I’ve heard all kinds of RUMINT about child neglect from several sources who served with her husband. At this point, the reports are getting hard to ignore.

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  26. Hummingbird676

    Nicki:
    Yes, I’m sure they do love her on some level and want her to be different. A little ALAA might be in order there, as well as a whole lot of professional therapy might be in order to break the cycle and repair the damage caused by Jodi Meier.
    Her son is the oldest of the two and from what I have been told over the years by various different people, he was the one rummaging through unlocked vehicles just to try to find enough change to try to feed himself and his sister while their mother was partying. I have known the family for many years, but have never met the ex wife outside of the incident I witnessed in her classroom. I am not a person to believe rumors and always reserve my judgement for facts and my personal experiences before coming to a conclusion. That being said, I know what I saw in Jodi’s classroom, and have seen her extremely narcissistic and juvenile actions exhibited to whomever she feels is deserving of them at the time. In the relationship with her kids, the kids are definitely more the parent. Over the many years she has rarely ever initiated contact withe them, but when she does finally have contact with them, she apparently spends the time tearing them down (as you can just imagine lol) and snapping tons of pictures to throw up on her Facebook in some kind of attempt to foster the appearance that she is a doting, loving parent. I have witnessed MUCH anger, resentment, frustration, and disgust by the kids at their mother’s constant behavior. Hopefully Butte College does not choose to keep this terrible excuse for an educator and parent on, and I pray that her children will figure out how truly toxic and unhealthy she is, and that they may have happier lives without her influence in their lives.

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    1. You are the second person to mention her kids breaking into cars for money to get food. This is absolutely heartbreaking and disgusting! And since I’m getting this from two different sources, who likely don’t know one another, I would tend to believe it is the truth. Frankly, while the military hatred is disgusting, as is the blatant political partisanship in class, what really prompted me to write this follow-up was the parenthood angle. As a mom myself, the thought of children breaking into cars just to find money for food makes me insane!

      I’m not confident the college is going to do anything about this POS. That’s sad. As long as people keep taking her classes, they will keep this bitch on.😦

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  27. Hummingbird676

    *SLAA* Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. For those who don’t know what SLAA is, please don’t misinterpret the name, I am not saying the kids are sex addicts. It’s just a group which tries to help people become less co-dependent in the various facets of relationships.

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    1. I’m not sure it’s about relationships for her. I think her gargantuan inferiority complex and narcissistic tendencies affect her relationships, but I’m not sure she is in any way in need of them other than to exert control.

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  28. Hummingbird676

    I agree absolutely. The lack of a healthy parental relationship and down-right disinterest in her children’s wellbeing is more abhorrent than anything else. The fear that the College will keep this scum on, thus encouraging her abuse, is really driving me right now. I am pleading with people to call and write the college. I plan on being the squeaky wheel..and hopefully inspiring the same in others!!!

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  29. Hummingbird676

    Once again, I agree with you entirely Nicki. I don’t give a hot damn what that ignorant bitch chooses to do or whom with. My only worry is for the kids and their future. When I suggested SLAA and lengthy professional therapy, it was for them and the benefit of their future.🙂

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  30. Hummingbird676

    Butte College has released their response and it is as Nicki suspected.
    http://www.butte.edu/feeds/2014/Veterans.html

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    1. Nice. She says the college services hundreds of veterans. My guess is they and their GI Bill tuition money will be going elsewhere.

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      1. It’s hard for me to know how to feel or respond to this statement by Butte College. Butte College was the first college I ever attended, and as such I have kind of a soft spot for it and fond memories. I am glad they acknowledged that her behaviors were unattractive and not represented by the college.

        However, I don’t think that anyone who has a demonstrated bias against certain groups of people should be able to have a stronghold in academia. Yes, there is free speech. However, I am concerned about the potential impact of her attitude upon the grades of veterans who are past, current, and future students in her class.

        As a previous poster mentioned, this is to say nothing of the derogatory comments she has made against Mormons as well. While I am not Mormon myself, I have found the vast majority of them to be extremely intelligent, hardworking, and polite. Again, my concern for their grades and treatment in her class applies here.

        I would hope that she had a letter of counseling and a stern talking to behind closed doors, but you never know.

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    2. And thank you for the info!

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  31. She e-mailed this to me because I hit her up in an e-mail twice. Here was my reply to her:

    Dr. Perry,
    While I will not disagree that she has the right to free speech, I will disagree that your college bears no obligation to end this hatred. Your school accepts FEDERAL MONEY. Paid for by men and women who have died serving this country, even though Ms. Meier says we haven’t defended anyone’s freedom in 100+ years. Your FEDERAL MONEY comes from people who have sacrificed, albeit by choice, their entire adult lives. Ms. Meier knows nothing about true sacrifice.

    Further, your statement did not address her negative position towards Mormons. Her negativity towards Veterans and Mormons are all we know about at this time but more information is coming out daily. My guess is that she is a much more evil person than you know.

    My mission from here on out is to let every person, Veteran or not, know that your school employs and supports such hatred for religion and the military. You can SAY your school does not support her behavior but your lack of action suggests otherwise. I am sure you consulted with your legal department and to me it seems you are scared to take an action against her. She seems like the bitter type that would sue your school.

    Shame on you. Shame on your school. Veterans built this country and gave you the right to earn your education and be put in the position you are in. You have let us down. All of us. I, for one, will not let anyone forget this by using my right to free speech. I HAVE EARNED MY RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH. I’ve deployed numerous times, been shot at, blown up with rockets, and dedicated 25 years of my life to this great nation. What have you done? Oh, you let a bully run your school. It’s either that or you secretly agree with her and are hiding behind your week statement. She’s laughing at you. She thinks she has won. For now she has…

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  32. Well, lookie here…a White House Petition to fire Jodi Rives Meier. Please sign!

    http://wh.gov/lVtIT

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    1. Hummingbird676

      I have posted this link on my FB site with the request to pass along. Thanks for the info!

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      1. Thank you! You might also want to post the blog about her as a person. Gives a bit of insight.

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    2. I can’t find the petition.

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  33. This is yet another example of the bias, hypocrisy, ignorance and elitism espoused in out liberal college system. I am a Marine Corps Vet and a Butte College alumni. However if I can offer some constructive criticism to the person that wrote this blog. Try to keep it pithy and concise. This blog was entirely too long, had too much sarcastic commentary and made too many assumptions on behalf of the instructor. This instructor has already said enough to hang herself there is no need to do anything but expose her. This story could be much more effective in a one or two paragraph story.

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    1. Sarcastic commentary is pretty much what I do. As for the assumptions, I make it clear that they’re my assessments based on 1) what I’ve read of her conversations with others and 2) what others have told me.

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  34. Unfortunately, the petition was removed do to not meeting the guidelines. I will be creating a new one soon that fits their bullshit criteria!

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  35. Hummingbird676

    Can’t wait for the new petition. I will be signing the new one and passing it around as well.

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