We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
LL Bean is a wonderful store with excellent footwear and outerwear, fine hunting and fishing gear, etc. Not high end, and eminently practical stuff. Excellent return and repair policies. They will stand by their outerwear and footwear, even after ten years.
I have had, as have many people in Maine, the pleasure of spending time with Linda L. Bean, and look forward to hearing how much this lame attempt to bully a citizen for supporting the candidate of their choice backfires, ultimately increasing sales at L.L. Bean's. Never heard of the outfit pushing the boycott, so boycotting them will be easy... Think I'll get get my new union suit this weekend!
The news commentators were hyperventilating last night over whether it was improper "winner-picking" for PEOTUS to endorse L.L. Bean. The way I see it, he just identified a company he thought had behaved well and invited anyone who agreed with him to throw some voluntary business their way. If all government "winner-picking" were this benign, I'd never have begun objecting to it. Now, it he started awarding them military contracts or something, that would be different.
I don't purchase much from Bean, but what I have is good stuff. I placed an order with them yesterday, along with a note explaining my reason for the purchase. I'm sick of these lefty marxists, and their bulling tactics. Punch back, twice as hard.
Ah . . . four pairs of Maine Hunting Shoes: one slip on to wear into the city when its snowy; one pair of low cut with laces; one pair of four inch with laces; one pair of insulated "pacs". Pairs # two and three are each at least 30 years old and have been re-soled several times. Had a camo chamois shirt that was still going strong at 25+ years but unfortunately, the owner sort of out grew it. Purchased a wonderful 8 wt rod and reel there in the spring. Excellent combo, they sent a manager out onto the front lawn with me to practice casting and determine which rod I liked best. If you've not been to the store in Freeport, make a it a point to go there - great winter weekend trip from anywhere in the Northeast. Stay in Portland and have some seafood for dinner. Good times.
All I know is just before this boycott I heard that LL Bean was back-ordered by 50,000 pairs of boots. Then this past week I got on a elevator full of young people and a 20-year-old or so black female student was wearing a pair.