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.

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.


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?)

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(*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.)

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