"Effective immediately, I'm going to make an effort to choose the battles that matter. Battles against injustice, against cynicism, against intolerance. I will still serve with the Avengers. I will continue to defend this nation from any and all threats it may face. But as of today, I am not a 'super hero.' Now and forevermore, I am a man of the people. Together, you and I will identify and confront America's problems. Together, we will figure out what we are and what we can be. Together, we will define the American Dream and make it an American reality." (Captain America, Vol 4, #7)
I promised I'd make Captain Dogmerica a shield if our ACLU fundraiser hit $1000, so here it is! It is an apple pie shield!!! 🥧️ To make it, I used a compass, a protractor , a regular ruler and an engineering ruler (to get the scale correct.) Kuip-, err, Captain Dogmerica of course got a slice. He vacuumed it up too fast for me to get good pictures of him eating it, but you can swipe to see the pie in detail & the aftermath.
Why a pie? As the New York Times printed on May 3, 1902, "Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished."
We'll be back to our normal Kuiper posts shortly; the fundraiser is now closed. I promise I won't ask for more of your hard-earned money for a long, LONG time. Today, I'm thrilled to announce that in the past week Captain Dogmerica and readers like you raised a grand total of $1650 for the ACLU!!!! I'm extremely proud of y'all and humbled by the amount of support we've received, both in the form of donations and in the form of kind words. Thank you!!!!!!!!!
Don't give up! Stay determined! Remember that YOUR VOICE MATTERS. You can find your congresspeople via whoismyrepresentative.com. Heads up: e-mail may be easiest to ignore because it is easiest to automate. I strongly encourage you to attend town halls, call , and send handwritten letters (& clearly state that you are their constituent.) And be a voter!!!! Captain Dogmerica signing off.