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.
Bass Pro Shops - UGGGggggggggggggg....
BPS's in store inventory is limited to their crappy "Redhead" branded el cheapo stuff. So long to Cabela's fantastic customer service, too. Really hate to see this.
Ditto on Cabela's clothing; good stuff. If the BPS acquisition degrades Cabela's, I'll be spending more bucks at REI. Having a local Cabela's is nice to avoid shipping costs, though. Great sales personnel at the Sidney store when I've been down there. The quality of food here at the Rapid City Cabela's can't compare to that at Sidney and Omaha.
I'm still trying to find out what gender is. I obtained a copy of the Fairfax, VA, school board regulations on transgender students and it had no definition of sex, gender or transgender. However, I did find out from the regulation that sex is what is written in your birth certificate. The school board policy is regulating the undefined.
You will be disappointed in REI stuff. It is made for people who never get off the (maintained) trails. Hard to imagine quality going up in a merger like this. The specialty providers of hunting clothing will probably do well. I do hope they keep the gun room.