Too bad he didn’t shoot himself in the nuts and take the stupid out of the gene pool

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Deputy approaches dog playing with kids. Tries to shoot dog, because he’s a shithispants coward, shoots himself in the leg instead, because he’s an incompetent clod (thankfully), and tries to claim this was a vicious, terrible, huge dog attacking him.

Not so much, if you watch the video.

Yeah, real super aggressive. Video doesn’t lie, but apparently Riverside does just a bit.

“A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner,” Munoz said. “The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg.

Yeah, just a bit.

A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg when a large dog approached him at a Riverside home.

Sure it did. I can certainly tell how horribly aggressive that wagging little tail and the goofy, lolling tongue is. Goodness, these little kids must be terrified!

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Dude, do yourself a favor and shoot yourself in the groin next time, so your kind of cowardly stupid doesn’t breed.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

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It’s about time Piers Morgan took a hike.

Arrogant Euro-snob Piers Morgan bade a farewell to his American CNN audiences Friday after tanking his show’s ratings for several years with preachy rhetoric, boring harangue and abuse of guests with whom he disagreed.

via So Long and Thanks for All the Fish.

Jodi Rives Meier – Character Does Matter, and She Has None

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Details are coming out about my recent blog post about a communications instructor at Butte College, who appears to have made a habit out of maligning the military, as well as vilifying her own students who happen to be military veterans.

To be sure, Jodi Rives Meier’s comments about the military being a bunch of illiterate rapists sparked some indignation – enough to bring a news crew to her door, about which she was apparently “upset” enough to put on make-up and advertise the time of the news report on her Facebook page for her friends to watch.

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.

The pretend outrage about this “ambush” is fascinating. The passive-aggressive combination of faux self-immolation and and borderline pride is clownish, if nothing else.

At least one person ardently defended Jodi on this blog, and another one – ostensibly a student – went to the mat for her on This Ain’t Hell. One claims that Jodi has the freedom of speech, and absurdly claims that members of the military have threatened to kill and rape her, and that “I do feel that my teacher’s anecdotal evidence that military veterans are being underserved and have trouble with literacy.” (Speaking of trouble with literacy… what?)

The second one claimed several times that “You have no basis for your diagnosis of hatred of the military.”

Yeah?

Let’s start with a screen shot of Jodi’s own words.

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So not only are people who volunteer to protect this nation delusional and self-aggrandizing, according to this… thing… but they’re also rapists who cover up for one another’s hobby of sexual assault, apparently.

I also have a screen shot of what she told one individual who replied to this nonsense, but I won’t post it here until he gives me his permission to do so, because it has his full name. But I can tell you that in response to his indignation, Dear Jodi asks, “…why are you complaining – it just gives you military guys a larger pool to rape from.”

Note the shitty grammar in this particular comment. Why do I point this out? Two reasons. Because a) She castigates veterans for being illiterate and b) she also does it to her own son. In public. In a condescending, humiliating manner after he posted his admiration for a member of the Marine Crops. The whole exchange is here:

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What I notice is the following:

She apparently makes it a habit of criticizing people’s grammar and spelling instead of addressing their actual comments.

She likes to play the victim, because apparently her own child is oh-so-mean to her (his original post said nothing rude or untoward, but only meant to show his mother, who apparently loathes the military that there are heroes among us), and that it’s all the military’s fault.

Further down in the conversation, we witness some dirty laundry being aired between Jodi and a woman who appears to be her ex mother-in-law.

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What have we learned here?

We have learned that Jodi did something… something bad while her husband was deployed, while she blames everyone from his command, to his family, to his church for not being supportive enough.

If you read the comments section of the last blog entry on this matter, you will see accusations of adultery – adultery with an 18 year old kid – while her husband was deployed. By her own admission, she also married a man 17 years her junior. While I have no idea whether or not she married the same kid with whom she allegedly cheated on her husband, it certainly is instructive that she seems to routinely be attracted to men who are considerably younger than her.

Apparently no one thinks Jodi has been at all supportive of her son Connor, who by his own account has had problems with written communication. It’s fairly appalling for a communications instructor to castigate her own kid in public, while apparently being unable or unwilling to actually help him. What kind of communication instructor could she possibly be?

Well, we have an answer to that question as well.

I’m going to ignore the comments posted after her little brain droppings went public, for obvious reasons, and I will focus on ratings that took place prior to these reports. What strikes me is the universal admission – even from people who rated her class very positively – that a) the class is ridiculously easy, and you should take it to pad your grades and b) Jodi is a narcissistic harridan, who routinely brings her personal life and political views into the classroom.

Jodi is a great person in my opinion but a horrendously sloppy teacher. She does a great job at making a comfortable environment, however there is no order whatsoever. If you want to get something done it will not happen in this class. If all you want is a grade for attending and putting forth little effort then she is the teacher for you. (29 Dec 13)

Jodi is awesome! She is very liberal and is a bit one-sided. There were a few heated debates in our class – as there should be in a college atmosphere. Don’t buy the textbook – you don’t use it. Jodi made class fun and interesting, she’s like a cool aunt to everyone. take this class if you can!! (24 May 13)

She spends at least 30 mins per class talking about her political agenda, screwed up life, and other kinds of nonsense. The class is decently easy, but you have to constantly be on top of your syllabus because she doesn’t always warn you about due dates. Not a terrible class, but overall waste of time. (07 Nov 12)

She is terrible. Calls her students “minions” which in my opinion, is derogatory and rude. She is also crass and talks a lot of NOTHING but herself and what we learn is mediocre. TAKE SOMEONE else!! Please! You’ll thank me later I promise! (22 Oct 12)

Jodi talks the whole time-about herself, her children and husbands. SUCH a waste of time. We are paying you for an education. And of course we all need better communication skills. She has nothing important to say. The stories unrelated to the material and really longwinded 20-30 minutes at a time about complete nonsense. (30 Aug 11)

This class is great if you are looking for an easy A. However, she hates America and makes it known. She also thinks that college students are idiots and she is a very opinionated liberal. Also, you mainly spend 3 hours a day listening to her stories and opinions, don’t expect to leave the class with any new found knowledge. (08 Jul 10)

Group Discussion- Everything I learned in this class I could have learned in one afternoon in a group discussion/communications workshop. The entire semester is listening to her ramble on about herself and her children and other job. SUCH a waste of time. We are paying you for an education. And of course we all need better communication skills. ugh (11 Dec 09)

I received an A in this class and went to everyone. Jodi is one of the worst teacher that I have ever had. If you do not have an opinion that does not fully agrees with hers than she will literally yell at you until you give up trying. She loves to her herself talk and really has nothing of importance to say. I learned nothing in this class. (08 Nov 09)

Pro: Good sense of humor, high energy, textbook is optional (she tests from notes that she gives you), easy grader; Con: Spends a lot of time on stories unrelated to the material or examples that are really longwinded. Also, if you are conservative, pro-Bush you may feel a little hammered (I’m not, but sometimes cringe in sympathy.) (06 Oct 07)

Get the gist of it?

Narcissistic. Biased. Plays victim on a regular basis. So insecure, she needs to publicly humiliate her own son, while claiming how she’s victimized by his lack of respect for her. Probably screwed around on her husband, and then in order to avoid personal responsibility for her actions, blamed him, the military, his family and apparently his church for not supporting her enough.

This is the kind of person Butte College chose to employ.

This woman chooses to publicly open her ignorant, biased yap and belittle what ultimately is an organization of honorable men and women who choose voluntarily to serve their country, and insult the intelligence and communication her own students, who happen to belong to that group, while posting rambling, badly written missives on her very public social media pages.

Too bad she just doesn’t get it.

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

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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.

Hey, Cupcake! Shut Your Hole!

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Having had to deal with a similar situation with She Who Must Not Be Named, I understand what these parents are going through. It’s gratifying to know that the judge in this case told the spoiled brat to shut her ignorant yap.

OK… maybe not in those exact words.

But if you’re wondering what I’m talking about, here’s the short of it:

Cupcake lives with parents.

Parents don’t like Cupcake’s boyfriend. Parents insist Cupcake do some chores. Parents also insist Cupcake follow the rules of the house.

Cupcake flips parents the giant bird, leaves their house two days before her 18th birthday and goes to live with BFF, whose parents are apparently much more permissive than the horrible ogres that are Cupcake’s parents. How could they insist that Cupcake follow their rules! How horrible!

So, parents, figuring their spawn has willingly left the nest, stop paying for Cupcake, which includes school tuition, and refuse to pay for Cupcake’s college.

What does Cupcake do?

Bitch sues her parents. Unsuccessfully, so far.

Sues them for $650 in weekly child support, college tuition, tuition at her private school and legal fees.

The AP has more details.

Rachel Canning had sought immediate relief in the form of $650 in weekly child support and the payment of the remainder of her tuition at Morris Catholic High School, as well as attorney’s fees.

State Superior Court Judge Peter Bogaard denied those motions but ordered the parties to return to court on April 22, when they will present evidence and testimony on the over-arching question of whether the Cannings are obligated to financially support their daughter. Rachel Canning, a high school senior, has already been accepted by at least one college and is seeking to have her parents pay some or all of her tuition, attorney Tanya Helfand told Bogaard Tuesday.

So Cupcake refuses to follow the rules of the house in which she’s living, dates an unacceptable to her parents guy, refuses to help out around the house, gets suspended from school for truancy, moves out and then expects her parents to continue paying for her?

Bitch, please!

And I’m sure BFF’s daddy is only too happy to foot the bill for the lawsuit, since the child support would be going into his pockets.

As an aside… $650 PER WEEK??? That’s child support in New Jersey nowadays? I’m in the wrong damn state, because I get WAY less than that amount PER MONTH here in Virginia!

But back to our story.

The judge in the case basically told the sniveling hemorrhoid to suck it.

In legal parlance, Rachel Canning was seeking an emergency order. But the judge, Morristown Superior Court Judge Peter Bogaard, seemed to sense that the real emergency was the disintegration of the American family and the erosion of parental rights.

“Do we want to establish a precedent where parents live in basic fear of establishing rules of the house?” Bogaard asked, according to published reports.

Now, the details in this story are all in the links I’ve provided above. Cupcake also accuses her father, a retired police chief, of “inappropriate affection,” although the only thing an independent investigator found was that Cupcake is an entitled, spoiled, rotten little twunt. And she accuses her mother of making comments about her weight, causing her to develop bulimia.

Oh poor baby! I admit it. I was doing musical theater in college, and I had to maintain a certain weight. Yeah, I was bulimic for several years. But you know what? I blame no one but myself. It wasn’t the overly critical directors, or my mommy constantly harping on my weight. It was me. I did stupid things, and I take full responsibility. I also had the good sense and the will power to stop. And I certainly didn’t sue those who were critical of me for making me that way!

Let me say this. If there was real abuse on the part of the parents, it needed to be handed over to law enforcement for investigation. But as it stands, Rachel Canning was a spoiled rotten little brat who didn’t want to abide by the rules of her parents’ house. She essentially emancipated herself and left their home, and only when she decided she was entitled to some of her parents’ money, did she all of a sudden begin claiming some kind of “inappropriate affection” on the part of her father. Sounds suspicious, to say the least.

But further than that…

I’ve been there and done that.

She Who Must Not Be Named pulled that shit with some regularity when she was living with me and her father. When she didn’t get her way, she wasn’t above screeching, “ABUSE!” When she was told to help out around the house and abide by the rules, she refused, and when she was told to leave (she was a legal adult at the time), she refused not only to unass the AO, but also to relinquish the keys to the vehicle she was borrowing from her father and me after she had wrecked the one we were helping her finance. She threatened to call the police and report supposed abuse when I took her arm to escort her out of my home, and when I grabbed the phone and dialed 9-1-1 for her, she all of a sudden grew shy and decided she didn’t want to report us after all. The police arrived anyway (because that’s what happens when you call 9-1-1), and she proceeded to accuse me and her father of being abusive, drunken drug users – a claim that was so ludicrous and downright hysterical, that the officers who arrived at the scene offered to take her to the local nuthouse for observation.

Later, after She Who Must Not Be Named left the house, met a guy at a stripper joint where she was working and shat out a kid by him, I gave her another chance and allowed her to come back and stay with me temporarily, because she claimed the boyfriend was abusive, and she wanted to find a job and become independent. After a month of sitting on her ass in my house, eating me out of house and home, taking advantage of my hospitality and doing little more than watching TV, I demanded she find a job. The plan was that she would save some money (since she had no expenses), get a place of her own for her and the kid, and get on her feet. Things deteriorated quickly, as entitled princess got a job in a restaurant, began working late (and buying drugs with the tips she made) and informed me and the kids one night that we just weren’t doing enough to help her, and that we all should be grateful for being allowed to watch her offspring until after midnight (when the kids had school, and I had to get up at 0400 for my two hour commute to work the next day). And that if she was such a burden to us, she was just going to go back and live with her oh-so-abusive boyfriend (note the threat in that tone) and it would be all. our. fault.

Needless to say my reply was to boot her the hell out of my house.

So should parents be forced to pay their adult children’s way, while their adult children do whatever the hell they want?

Fuck no!

Much like any investor, parents should expect anyone for whom they pay to abide by their rules. If the leech lives in their house, eats their food and takes advantage of their good graces, the leech must do as its benefactors say as long as said leech lives under their roof. It’s called being accountable to people who support you.

If not, get the fuck out, Cupcake! No one owes you a living. No one owes you college tuition. No one owes you anything. You are an adult. You made your choices.

Now shoo!

As far as I’m concerned, this little twit should be forced to pay her parents’ court costs as well!

As for BFF’s parents… it’s quite obvious they were looking for a payoff. After all $650 per week doesn’t grow on trees!

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