A special Happy Thanksgiving wish from Scared Monkeys …
As you spend time today with family, friends and loved ones while feasting on turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberry and maybe watching some football, please take the time to remember what you are thankful for and give thanks. We all have something to be thankful for, sometimes we just all too soon forget. As President Ronald Reagan said on Thanksgiving Day 1986, “Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow.”
Let us truly be thankful …
I would be remiss if I did not say thanks to the many readers of Scared Monkeys both on the front page and in the forum who make it a joyous adventure. We do not all have to agree, that would make life pretty boring. But we do have to find a way to agree to make America work. I am so thankful to the moderators, past & present, in the Monkey cage at Scared Monkeys.net, San, CBB, Bearlyhere and Nut44x4, who volunteer their time who keep the peace and add their incite to so many stories going on in the news. And MuffyBee, who although is no longer a mod, adds much content and comments to the conversation. Thank you to Blink, at Blink on Crime who does such excellent and tireless work and crime sleuthing. I don’t say it enough Blink, but thanks for all you do and giving me a smack upside the head every so often. A special shout out and thanks to Dana Pretzer of the ‘Dana Pretzer Radio Show’ who brings us some of they best crime guests, and pundits in the game today and provides us with fantastic interview of crime and missing persons cases that is second to none! Even the ‘Elvis’ cup . And a special thanks to Klaas, the oil that makes the engine work. Her hard work and caring of crime and missing persons cases is only outdone by here work behind the scenes. You are a treasure, thank you. THANK YOU TO ALL!!!
As I have always said, we don’t always have to agree, life would be rather boring if we all thought the same. Debate and sharing of ideas is a good thing, but we must try to be respectful. However, what I have always found amazing is that so many people could come together, with different backgrounds, different thoughts, different ideas and work together toward a common goal on crime stories and missing persons. So many monkeys who truly care. Have there been disagreements, you bet. Do we discuss things that create passions, you bet. But in the end, we can respect each other and know that we fight for a common cause to be victim rights advocates and demand JUSTICE!!!
A Happy Thanksgiving to All and God Bless!
President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation to the United States in 1863:
The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverance’s and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
OH CHRISTMAS TREE!!! Miracles of the Season, Christmas Tree Saves Family After Drive by Shooting by 35 Year Old Thug Dionne Lee McKelvin in Jeannette, PA
OH CHRISTMAS TREE … Here is something to be THANKFUL for … Christmas trees!!!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Tuesday night around 10:30, the silence in a Westmoreland County neighborhood on North First Street in Jeannette, PA decorated for the Christmas season, came to an end as gun shots rang out in a drive by shooting. According to police, 35 year old Dionne Lee McKelvin is accused of shooting a woman in the arm and chest. The thug was arrested and charged with attempted homicide and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. What a shock, he has a record. He is in Westmoreland County Prison under $500,000 bond.
However, the greater story here is the fact that when Dionne Lee McKelvin did his drive by shooting, shots sprayed everywhere including into the home of Tina Smorey. The bullet went through the front of the house and into her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
Tina Smorey’s house was hit by a stray bullet.
It went through the front of the house, coming out in her living room wall and hitting the Christmas tree.
She told KDKA’s Brenda Waters: “I was sitting on my couch and I heard six to eight loud pops. If the tree wasn’t there, we would have had that couch right under the windows; but ironically, we put the tree up early this year.
Hmm, another case of a convicted criminal abiding by gun laws.
November 11, 2013 – VETERANS DAY … Thank You for Your Service to Protect Our Liberty and Freedom … God Bless You All
VETERANS DAY 2013: To all those who have served … THANK YOU TO OUR AMERICAN HEROES!!!
Please remember that Freedom is never Free, not just today, but everyday. However, today we send a special thank you to the brave men and women who have protected our freedoms, liberty and way of life. THANK YOU!!! We can never say or do enough to show our appreciation for the sacrifice that our Veterans, Our Heroes, have done in their duty to the United States. Please always take time to thank a soldier, I am sure they would appreciate it.
So often we take the past and present service of our brave men and women of the Armed Forces for granted. They do such a tremendous job keeping us safe that is sometimes forgot. Know, that these individuals fight for peace, fight for freedom and fight for the very liberties that you and I enjoy every day.
80 heroes risked their lives during WWII on a bombing mission on Japan who became known as Doolittle Raiders. Just five years ago there were 11 surviving members of Doolittle’s Raider, now sadly there are only 4.
Three of the four surviving Raiders attended the toast Saturday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Their late commander, Lt. Gen. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, started the tradition but they decided this autumn’s ceremony would be their last.
“May they rest in peace,” Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, said before he and fellow Raiders — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 92 — sipped cognac from specially engraved silver goblets. The 1896 cognac was saved for the occasion after being passed down from Doolittle.
Hundreds invited to the ceremony, including family members of deceased Raiders, watched as the three each called out “here” as a historian read the names of all 80 of the original airmen.
The fourth surviving Raider, Lt. Col. Robert Hite, 93, couldn’t travel to Ohio because of health problems.
But son Wallace Hite said his father, wearing a Raiders blazer and other traditional garb for their reunions, made his own salute to the fallen with a silver goblet of wine at home in Nashville, Tenn., earlier in the week.
God Bless the men and woman of our Armed Forces both past and present.
UPDATE I: Sadly our veterans of WWII, Our Greatest Generation are dying at a rate of more than 600 a day. On a personal note, all of my 6 uncles who served during WWII have passed, including my Uncle Red who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Which is what makes me sick to my stomach that today we will see Barack Obama laying a wreath of the Tombs of the Unknown’s and make some speech all the while just a month ago he maliciously, purposely and vindictively made sure that an open air memorial like the WWII memorial was closed and barricaded so that Honor Flight vets could not get to it. Instead, the veterans had to force their way past Obama’s barricades and patriots had to take matters into their own hands VIDEO).
- Please take the time to remember and honor a veteran today!
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UNREAL … Individual Wears Barack Obama Costume To Jennie Stuart Medical Center Work Halloween Party in Kentucky … As a result, All 750 Employees Required to Take Diversity Training
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM PC AMERICA … DOUBLE STANDARD LIBERAL POLICIES!!!
Remember when a Halloween party was a Halloween party and you could wear crazy, spooky, evil, funny, costumes and it was all in fun? Well those days are over as the PC police are at it again. It is now considered rasists and offensive to dress up like Barack Obama. A man at the Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky wore a Barack Obama costume to his work’s annual Halloween party complete with mask and straight-jacket. The result was that all 750 employees were required to take diversity training because of this. HUH? Yup, one person’s costume because it was if the Obamamessiah caused individuals to complain. Has the world gone completely mad? The VP of HR at his company may need a mental evaluation. How does dressing up like Obama for Halloween in turn result in sensitivity training? Just curious, how is such behavior considered offensive and require sensitivity training when SNL mocks the president all the time like HERE and HERE?
I actually think its pretty offensive to force people to buy a product or face a tax, or its pretty damn offensive to rack up a $17 trillion federal debt and it is damn sure offensive to leave four Americans to die in Benghazi and not lift a finger to help them and then blame it on a video tape. The ridiculousness of this kind of nonsense has reached epic proportions. I think it is a safe bet that some one will always be offended by an action that another does. Sadly, this country has gotten worse under Obama.
A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital’s annual costume party has stirred debate.
As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training. The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch.
Because as stated at Weasel Zippers, like diversity training would have been required if some one worse a George W. Bush mask and made people feel … uncomfortable. Yea, I am sure they would have done the same with a Sarah Palin costume as well.
A note to all … if you wear an Obama costume in a straight-jacket and show up for Halloween, you will get extra candy. If you have a teleprompter or empty chair, you may get it all!!!
YIKES, Two Florida Men Dressed Up As George Zimmerman & Trayvon Martin For Halloween Complete with Blackface & Blood-Stained Hoodie
The Do’s and Dont’s of Halloween costumes … I am going to go out on a limb and say this one would be a DON’T!!!
Anything for a laugh … Two Florida men dressed up as George Zimmerman and Travyon Martin for Halloween on Friday night. They declared the costumes “hilarious” on a Facebook post, which was since been deleted. Go figure. Happy Halloween from George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin the caption of a photo posted on a friend’s Facebook page. In the picture, one man is wearing a shirt with “neighborhood watch” on it as he holds his fingers looking like a gun pointed to the other man’s head. The man dressed like Trayvon is wearing black face and a blood stained hoodie. Really folks? SICK!!! What, no Skittles or Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail?
Is there a crime for poor taste?
As stated at Mediaite, some Facebook posters took exception to the pic and post and it was eventually taken down. Guess it was not so funny after all, eh? This further proves my theory that everyone serves a purpose in life, these three are here to serve as a bad example.
Image via Facebook
A pair of Florida men decided to celebrate Halloween this year by dressing up as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, complete with blackface and blood-stained hoodie.
The image of the duo (click to enlarge) was uploaded Friday to the Facebook page of Caitlin Cimeno, a Martha’s Vineyard native who captioned the photo “Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon.” Cimeno, flanked in the photo by the two men, followed those words with a smiley face emoticon.
Greg Cimeno, 22, portrayed Zimmerman, complete with a “Neighborhood Watch” t-shirt. Cimeno lives in Cape Coral, Florida, where he appears to work for a carpentry firm.
William Filene, 25, dressed up as Martin, covering his face in black paint and donning a gray sweatshirt with a single bullet hole surrounded by fake blood. Filene, who also lives in Cape Coral, was arrested in June for felony auto theft. His rap sheet also included collars for loitering/prowling and failing to register an automobile.
University of Colorado Boulder Political Correctness … Tells Students Not to Wear Offensive Costumes including Cowboys, Indians or White Trash for Halloween
Good grief, are you kidding me … exactly how is it offensive to dress up like a cowboy or Indian?
The University of Colorado at Boulder is warning students not to dress up in Halloween costumes that are “offensive” and might make some people feel uncomfortable. UNREAL. The PC nonsense has now provided a war on Halloween. Offensive? What is offensive is the narrow-mindedness of the liberal hierarchy at CU and the lack of any sense of humor. You can’t have party themes or dress up like cowboys, Indians, white trash, ghetto or hillbillies. Nor themes of crime or sex work. Good grief! What ever happened to people just having fun and be able to laugh? Let’s face it, there is always some one that will be offended by something. Especially in this day and age of “weeniness.” Just curious, how do you know you are not offending witches, goblins, ghosts, vampires and other ghouls by the costumes you wear, HMM?
I am guessing if they dress up like Barack Obama in an unflattering way that it will be grounds for dismissal.
Costumes you will not see at CU this Halloween for a multitude of reasons …
Nor This …
University students in America have been told not to wear “offensive” halloween costumes including cowboys, indians and anything involving a sombrero.
Students at the University of Colorado Boulder have also been told to avoid “white trash” costumes and anything that portrays a particular culture as “over-sexualised”- which the university says includes dressing up as a geisha or a “squaw” (indigenous woman).
They are also asked not to host parties with offensive themes including those with “ghetto” or “hillbilly” themes or those associated with “crime or sex work.”
In the letter sent by a university official students are asked to consider the impact that their costumes could have.
Christina Gonzales, the dean of students, wrote: “Making the choice to dress up as someone from another culture, either with the intention of being humorous or without the intention of being disrespectful, can lead to inaccurate and hurtful portrayals of other people’s cultures.
I wonder if the University of Colorado officials think its ok for students to dress up like Conservatives and have anti-Tea Party themes?
BTW, get a life and a sense of humor.
Joey Chestnut Remains Top Dog as He Eats the Competions and Sets World Record of 69 Hot Dogs to Win 7th Consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island
JOEY CHESTNUT EATS 69 HOTDOGS!!!
Once again, if its the 4th of July, it means the annual Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest from Coney Island, NY. Nothing says the 4th of July like a hot dog eating contest. The most exciting 10 minutes in sports!!!
The winner, and still champion … Move over Michael Jordan, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut devoured the competition this afternoon at the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest and won his 7th consecutive Mustard Yellow International Belt . Chestnut overwhelmed the competition and consumed world record setting 69 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes, one better than last years mark. Talk about your Pepito-Bismal moments? Chestnut is now only one dog away from his mark of 70 that he has stated he wants to reach before he retires. Retire, no, say it isn’t so. I cannot imagine this contest with Joey eating the competition.
Happy Independence Day 2013 … Happy Birthday America … JULY 4, 2013 … “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA … HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
Happy Birthday America, to what is still the greatest nation on Earth, the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. However, that being said, I can say that never in my lifetime has it been more the responsibility of Our generation, to maintain the freedoms and liberties that our Founding Fathers bestowed on us with their sacrifices. Never in out countries history how our liberties and freedoms been under such attack and it is not from any foreign power, it is from our own government. While you are celebrating July 4th today with family, friends and fireworks, remember that independence, liberty and freedom is not free. It comes at a cost. Those that volunteer to military service do their part; however, American citizens also need to do theirs.
God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.
And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.
Our government is supposed to be of, by and for the People, and deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Thus, you are responsible for those that are elected and not elected. It is time for “We the People” to have the courage of those back in 1776 and make our government responsible to the people again. Enough is enough. I do not care what party affiliation you are, no one should be for the erosion of liberties that were provided to the people at the excuses and lies of politicians. Our government is supposed to work for us, not against us. A United States government is not supposed to be spying on innocent Americans and shredding the Constitution. Our government is not supposed to be continually passing ridiculous laws and regulations that restrict Americans from life, liberty in and the pursuit of happiness. A government is not supposed to allow an entity like the IRS to target a segment of its citizenship to treat as an enemy to benefit one political party, no matter what party is in office. Our government should never usurp the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution and treat “freedom of the press” as if it did not exist. Our government should never be allowed to pass into law with only one party vote, the take over of 1/6th of the US economy in healthcare and call it not a tax when passing it off to the American people, then calling it a tax when arguing it before the Supreme Court, only to have a corrupt SCOTUS by the lie. Finally, a government should be of, by and for the people. If it is not, we are in trouble. Brave Americans realized this in 1776 and did something about it, what we have become today is hardly what they envisions and is actually pretty much everything they fought against. What will We the People do today?
The Declaration of Independence: IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. (read the rest HERE)
Let us just remind all, especially those politicians in office, this country fought a War of Independence, not to become dependent on government and have those very freedoms that were so gallantly fought for taken away.
In 1776 “WE THE PEOPLE” fought a War for Independence and against a tyrannical government. Men fought and died to throw off a tyrannical government and sought to put one in place that was of, by and for the American people. I would dare say that our Founding Fathers would cringe to see what their brave efforts have been transformed into today. Never forget America, whether it be with a musket in 1776 or a vote in present day, it is your responsibility to uphold the following words from the Declaration of Independence signed this day in 1776 … “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … But when a long train of abuses and usurpation’s, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government …” America, do not ever let your voice be silenced and it is your God given right to uphold the values, virtues and liberties that were fought for you 236 years ago. America is worth fighting for, and it is your responsibility to do so.
For those who think or try to weaken America and think they can take advantage of what is perceived as a current weak administration, America is much, much more than our government and elected politicians, even though they seemed to have forgotten that fact. American is ‘WE THE PEOPLE” and do not ever forget that. To those who would try and bring us down, Toby Keith sings it best … Courtesy of the red white and blue!!! Happy Birthday America!!!
Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue – Toby Keith
Now this nation that I love
Has fallen under attack
A mighty sucker punch came flyin’ in
From somewhere in the back
Soon as we could see clearly
Through our big black eye
Man, we lit up your world
Like the 4th of July
Justice will be served
And the battle will rage
This big dog will fight
When you rattle his cage
And you’ll be sorry that you messed with
The U.S. of A.
`Cause we`ll put a boot in your ass
It`s the American way
Hey Uncle Sam
Put your name at the top of his list
And the Statue of Liberty
Started shakin’ her fist
And the eagle will fly
Man, it’s gonna be hell
When you hear Mother Freedom
Start ringin’ her bell
And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue
It’s Christmas come early in Texas … ‘Merry Christmas Bill’ expected to become law in Texas soon.
It would appear that the following will no longer have to be asked by school children in Texas, “Daddy, why do we have a Christmas tree at home and a Holiday tree at school?”
Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign legislation allowing public schools to celebrate Christmas and other winter holidays plainly and explicitly without fear of lawsuits. The proposed law, is called the “Merry Christmas Bill,” has already passed both the Texas House and Senate and now awaits the Perry’s signature. The bill allows “students and district staff” to declare such things such as “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and even the soul-sucking “happy holidays.” Oh, the ACLU and anti-Christian organizations are going to lose their mind with this. How sad is it that we have to pass a law to prevent a school from doing this to exempt them from being sued? Is the “war on Christmas” over? Hardly, PC libs are sure to challenge it at the first chance. They will get some 7 year old to say they are being made to feel uncomfortable by being wished a Merry Christmas”.
The text of the bill specifically permits school districts to “educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations.” More importantly and, somehow, controversially, the bill allows “students and district staff” to declare such things such as “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and even the soul-sucking “happy holidays.”
The bill also unambiguously legalizes displays of the religious imagery associated with traditional winter celebrations including nativity scenes, Christmas trees and menorahs. The caveat is that all displays must include imagery from at least two religions or some additional secular symbol. (Messages encouraging adherence to a religion are verboten, too.)
|By: Bohac||H.B. No. 308|
|relating to a school district’s recognition of and education|
|regarding traditional winter celebrations.|
|BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:|
|SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 29, Education Code, is|
|amended by adding Section 29.920 to read as follows:|
|Sec. 29.920. WINTER CELEBRATIONS. (a) A school district|
|may educate students about the history of traditional winter|
|celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer|
|traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including:|
|(1) ”Merry Christmas”;|
|(2) ”Happy Hanukkah”; and|
|(3) ”happy holidays.”|
|(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), a school district|
|may display on school property scenes or symbols associated with|
|traditional winter celebrations, including a menorah or a Christmas|
|image such as a nativity scene or Christmas tree, if the display|
|includes a scene or symbol of:|
|(1) more than one religion; or|
|(2) one religion and at least one secular scene or|
|(c) A display relating to a traditional winter celebration|
|may not include a message that encourages adherence to a particular|
|SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2013-2014|
|SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives|
|a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as|
|provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this|
|Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this|
|Act takes effect September 1, 2013|