Welcome to Finley Experience

This website is dedicated to LGBT folks who are surviving in this crazy world.

What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

08 December 2008

New Pictures on JPGmag.com

Princess Lydia for new and interesting shots taken by fabulous me, click the link above! It's a thing! An awesome thing!

11 November 2008

Join The Impact and Protest Prop 8: Defend GLBT Rights in your Area!!!!!

JOIN THE IMPACT


November 15th, 2008 @ 12:30pm Caddo Courthouse PROTEST Prop 8

Stand up nation wide for GLBT civil rights!!!

I'm going to be there. If you're not in my neighborhood (Shreveport, La) follow the link provide above to locate a protest in your area! This is a National Protest! Stand together nation-wide!

GLBT and Friends/Family UNITE in the good FIGHT!!!!!

09 November 2008

Staff Writer for The Conglomerate

Hey, in case you didn't know, I am also writing for The Conglomerate. Centenary College's weekly independent, student-run, newspaper! I've included a link to The Conglomerate's website...check in the Notable links section of my blog!

25 October 2008

Fall Break Over, KSCL 91.3 DJing and AROHO Grant

Wow. The with the passing of Fall Break the reality of being mid-way through my first semester of college has fully hit me. I'm not dreaming of being a college student. I am a college student. Ten years of waiting has paid off...I'm in school! And crazily, through going to school I have achieved my 12 year dream of becoming a radio DJ--through Centenary's student run radio station KSCL 91.3FM. Meanwhile, I have been steadily working on a grant proposal for A Room of Her Own Foundation. AROHO grant-gift is designed to help a woman writer to work on a project of scope, which has a community benefit. Keep your fingers, toes, legs and anything else crossed for me...this proposal is the first time I've ever applied for a grant and the deadline is fast approaching!

There is so much going on...with all of us...I hope that the dreams you have come to fruition. But remember, they wont just happen, you have to put forth the energy to make them come true. Never give up on a Dream. After all, it just might not be time yet!

30 September 2008

OCTOBER 2 tune to 91.3FM KSCL SHREVEPORT

8am through 10am I will host my first radio show on Oct. 2.

Check the show out. Check out KSCL.FM on the net for website details! The Finley Experience is broadening horizons! Come on down, tune in, and let me know what you think!!!!

I'm so excited...yeah!

25 September 2008

91.3 FM KSCL Shreveport

Whoooaaaa!!!

What? Really? No way! Can you believe they are going to let me sit in front of a microphone surrounded by music? This might not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but if you know me by now, then you'll know some things are quite the "big deal." For instance, in 1996 I had an offer to work at 98X, which is simply the best job offer a 16 year old could recieve. Unfortunately, life and Murphy's Law prevented my working there. The result became my adolescent dream of being a DJ at a radio station. And my friends, as I've been telling you all along...DREAMS can come true. Patience, timing, and confidence can bring about anything truly desired!

Keep Dreaming Shreveport-Bossier City! And Keep Dreaming World!

Listen to 91.3 KSCL for progressive radio!

15 September 2008

Centenary College of Louisiana

Holy Shit Batman! I'm in. They actually let me in the campus doors. What were they thinking? I guess it's a good thing I like to learn! So, keep checking for updates...including, but not limited to formal papers I may be required to write.

12 August 2008

Centenary College

Wow. After I got out of the Navy I really doubted I'd ever be able to go to college. And yet, here I am on the very edge of being a college freshman. It only took one decade longer than most of my high school friends, lol. I just have to be different! I'm excited.

10 August 2008

Slightly Bitter

I'm just slightly bitter when it comes to people right now. Between the let downs, those who use their friends, and the inhumanity that seems abundant where humans are concerned: I'm beginning to think becoming a hermit has a certain zesty appeal which can't be found else where.

02 August 2008

Talk About Craziness

I absolutely can't wait for the day when I can bust loose with all the things I've been holding back. Self-censorship is a real bitch. One of the things I miss about the Navy is being able to cuss out stupid fuckers. I risked demotion, EMI, Captain's Mast and the Old Man's punishments, but at least I still had my job after telling off someone when they needed it. This private sector puritanical language can be considered nothing less than an affront to FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Politically Correct language requirements are ILLEGAL: as in assualting an American citizens Constitutional Rights. Saying FUCK is not a crime. I might not want to hear foul language, I might not appreciate being cussed out, but I recognize my fellow citizens rights to speech. I'm warning the entire planet...watch the fuck out, there's going to be a day when some stupid fuck is an asshole at just the wrong moment and I'm going to say the hell with this private-sector-politically-correct-self-censorship-whimpy-ass-bullshit-fascist-regime-corporate-sponsered-stupidity. And I'm going to cuss like the sailor I used to be at the fool who crossed me at just the wrong time. I wont get violent, no, I'll carry my suddenly burdenless bucket of cuss words out the front door, leaving a trail of spectators murmuring in my pissed off dust.

01 August 2008

Senator Vitter Returned my E-Mail Regarding a Constitutional Amendment Banning Flag Burning

Senator Vitter responded to my letter regarding the horrendous thought of a constitutional amendment regarding flag desecration. Read his response below. Unfortunately, I sent my letter using the senator's website and forgot to save a copy. For the record: I am AGAINST a constitutional amendment banning flag burning. Flag burning is a form of expression and is protected by the First Amendment. I am for protecting the Constitution and an amendment banning flag burning would be a direct assault on the Constitution.

The Response:

"Dear Ms. Finley,

Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition to a constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the U.S. flag. I appreciate hearing your views on this important issue.



In 1968, Congress passed the Flag Protection Act, which prohibited flag desecration to prevent those protesting the conflict in Vietnam from burning the American flag for which our soldiers were fighting and dying. This Act was upheld by federal and state courts for twenty years. However, in 1989 and 1990 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two separate cases that burning the American flag during a political protest is constitutionally protected free speech (Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman).



Since the Supreme Court's rulings in 1989 and 1990, each Congress has considered a constitutional amendment to empower Congress to protect the physical integrity of the American flag. Under the First Amendment to the Constitution, every American has a right to free speech. However, I do not believe that this freedom can be extended to the act of burning the American flag. The American flag is a symbol of hard-won freedoms, including the freedom of speech. The act of burning the flag shows a lack of respect for the men and women who have died to make the United States of America what it is today. Unfortunately, I must respectfully disagree with you on this issue.



Thank you again for contacting me, and please feel free to contact me in the future about issues important to you.




Sincerely,


Senator David Vitter
United States Senator"


(NOTE: Thanks Senator Vitter for standing up to protect the rights of the citezenry, with congressional dipshits like you who needs terrorists?)

30 July 2008

Random Thought for the Day: Grandma's 75th

Every one should have a Little Bacon Bastard from Fatboy's Bar and Grill for their 75th birthday. Remember to hold the cheese if you're lactose intolerant. The burger comes with lettuce, a fried green tomato, a pickle, onion rings and fries. Condiment packages served on the side. You can't beat the burger!

"Secrets" and "Pair of Jeans" 2 new poems on AC

Secrets

"Secrets" is about the concerns before publishing or reading a new poem, or speaking in front of a group; about the feelings involved with expressing trauma before an audience.


Pair of Jeans

"Pair of Jeans" is quick little happy poem. I haven't worn a pair of Levi's in over 10 years. And before today I never owned a brand new pair; we always got them from the thrift store.

EHOW Articles Published Through Demand Studios II

I now have 5 "How To" articles published through demandstudios.com for eHow.com. Follow the link to these latest additions and my personal favorite: "How To Be a Butch Lesbian"

Monique through DS on eHow.com

or you can check out my How To's published directly through eHow at the following link:
Monique on eHow

(*UPDATE: for some reason EHOW has redirected the links from my author pages to their home page. Direct links to my remaining EHOW articles).

How to Clean a Dog Kennel
What is a Work History Statement?
How to ba a Butch Lesbian
How to Play Casino Black Jack
How to Read a Five Rune Spread

Removed and redirected (i.e. Defunct Links)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4419786_cinnamon-biscuit-bread.html (How to Make Cinamon Biscuit Bread)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4410856_parmesan-biscuit-bread.html (How to Make Parmesan Biscuit Bread)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4410839_cook-poor-mans-soup.html (How to Make Poor Man's Soup)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4419768_time-off-attend-pride-rally.html (How to Ask for Time Off to Attend a Pride Rally)
http://www.ehow.com/how_4419799_come-out-homophobes.html (How to Come Out to Homophobes)

24 July 2008

Cameras Every Where

Random thought for the day:

Governments are trying to become like God/Goddess by installing cameras every where to keep an eye on the populace. Apparently, it isn't enough to say God/Goddess knows your every move, so behave. Now, the government says: we know your every move, here's your fine. I guess the threat of punishment in the afterlife is no longer a suitable threat. Now, the fear of punishment on earth must serve as governmental threat to keep citizens in line. Fortunately, citizens, I have never feared a camera. And I always say what I mean. So, here's my great big middle finger served up to cameras across the nation!

23 July 2008

Bailing Out Big Business Associated Content article

After hearing about the potential Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac government bailout (which would use US Taxpayer $$$$$) I did a little research and found out some interesting information about the millions of dollars in bonuses the CEO's recieved during the past few years. Read all about it at the following link:

Bailing Out the Big Business Billionaires Boys Club

21 July 2008

EHOW Articles Published Through Demand Studios

Need tips for cleaning a dog kennel?
Want to know how to be the best Butch Lesbian you can be?

Check out these articles on eHow.com.

How to Clean a Dog Kennel

How to Be a Butch Lesbian

17 July 2008

My New Videos on Revver.com

Watch this video: poetry and pride all in one groovy place!

Houston Gay Pride 2007: Answers on the Screen

and check out this video: poetry and protest combined my style.

Jena 6: War on the Crits

16 July 2008

Treasury Secretary Paulson is a JACKASS

Once again I made the mistake of watching congress on CSPAN. What the hell was I thinking? Sec. Paulson wants a "blank check" of tax payer money set aside for Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac just in case the two GSE's go under. This pisses me all the way off. Government Sponsered Enterprises are being rescued by tax payer dollars, when average citizens are bankrupt. The CEO's of these GSE companies are millionaires. Quit paying the CEO's of failing businesses out of my pocket. Protest government bailouts! Protest the theft of tax dollars by the Secretary of Treasury who is using our money to help keep his big business buddies flying on their private jets!
Video on Revver.com posted by cactuspat.

This video shows the New York IVAW proetest: Operation First Casualty

IVAW members show American citizens what their experiences as occupiers in Iraq entails.

15 July 2008

Hitler's Rise to Power a New Article on Helium

If you're feeling froggy check out the article I wrote on Helium concerning the events that led to Hitler taking power.

What Events Led to Hitler's Rise to Power

14 July 2008

"Liberties" newest poem on Associated Content

Liberties

This poem reflects my disbelief at the American Civil Liberties being taken in the name of "safety" and how reducing our liberties does not make us safe.

12 July 2008

Latest eHow Articles

Try out these easy biscuit bread recipes and treat your tummy to a yummy experience.

Cinnamon Biscuit Bread

Parmesan Biscuit Bread

Then, make this great tasting soup with to accompany your freshly made Parmesan Biscuit Bread.

Poor Man's Soup

09 July 2008

New Photos Up on JPG


Check out my latest additions to the world of photography!

Monique's Photography

Articles on Helium

Early Helium articles. I've debated writing more for Helium, but have been side tracked lately with eHow and AC. All three sites compete and as a freelance writer, they compete for my time as well!


Should There Be a Time Limit on Collecting Reparations?

Should Service Indusrty Employees Earning Tips Recieve the US Federal Minimum Wage?

Family Tree True Stories: Gardening With Grandparents

"How To" Articles Relating to Homosexuality

Most recent "How To" articles links on eHow.com

How to Ask for Time Off to Attend Pride Rally

How to Come Out to Homophobes

You Tube Videos

Monique's You Tube Channel

Check out my latest contributions to the You Tube world. If you are on You Tube follow the link and subscribe. I'll return the favor by subscribing to your You Tube Channel and watching your videos. If you want to leave a comment feel free.

Coming Soon: Video Poetry for those who like poetry, but don't feel like reading. Check back for updates!

Pictures on JPG.com

Monique's JPG Photography Content Page


Sampson, my silly floppy puppy! Looking guilty. And trust me he is a guilty boy. If you want to check out more pictures click the link to Monique on JPG.

Some Nights by FUN


(*Please Note: We the People of the United States of America are citizens of a Constitutional Republic, a.k.a. The Republic. We are not a direct democracy like some believe. By the Constitution, we are a Representative Democracy. We elect representation to defend the Constitution and the People. We placed our faith with government in the people, not in monarchs, not in career politicians, but in the People.

You want changes? Then, it is time for you to take an active interest in the good of the Republic. Do not leave governance to career politicians. Run for office. Vote for third, fourth, and fifth parties.)

This November vote them all out!
Clean Out Congress or Bust!

Take Me to Church by Hozier


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