See this link: http://news.yahoo.com/journalist-bob-woodward-clashes-white-073806745.html
When Woodward turns against a liberal administration, they have gone too far. (This link is not Fox News) http://news.yahoo.com/journalist-bob-woodward-clashes-white-073806745.html
Show us your returns, Harry. You too, Nancy. Mitt has released two. You sneak thieves have shown zip, zero, nada, ziltch... Granted, out of all the Senators & Congressmen less than twenty have released a return, but you two have been screaming the most for Mitt to release more. Why?
Don't see why JAS would want to buy or merge with HKF. Most HKF's are near a current Joann and JAS built a distribution center in the South a few years back, so why would they need Baldwyn? JMHO
What have these tornado victims done to you that requires your forgivness? Even if they HAVE offended you, how can you not sympathize with them? Why are you filled with hate for those you percieve as beneath you?
These people are hurting and all you can do is show disdain for their perceived politics. How intolerant. Have you no compassion for other human beings, regardless of their beliefs?
Maybe someone from JAS will be monitoring this board. Ican advise no one as I have nothing to do with HKF. If I was one of the owners of JAS, I would not want to buy HKF. Most of their stores are too small for the fabric/craft layout that JAS is famous for & JAS still has 100's of small stores left from their acqusition of Cloth World, many of which are near existing Hancock stores. The only benefit would be the DC in Baldwyn, but JAS built a DC in the south (I think it was in Ala.) a couple of years back. PS. I know that there are few buggys being built. That was my point. There are fewer and fewer home sewers. Also, deco is in decline as most window treatments require very little fabric. Very few re-upholster as it is about as cheap to buy new couches and chairs at Nebraska Furniture or the like. JMHO
The last buggy whip maker made the very best buggy whips... there's just not much demand for them any more. The only reason JAS us still alive is that they do not depend on fabric as their sole means of sales & profit. As far as telling JAS, well, it seems that they have figured it out. The stores I go into have reduced their fabric footprint... A LOT. Maybe they still have it stacked to the ceiling in your neck of the woods. The parking lot is full, but the fabric dept. is empty of customers. What does that tell you. (Then, again, maybe they are standing in line in the stores where you live.) HKF has half as many stores as it did 5 years ago. If they do not improve, JAS will be the last maker of "buggy whips". JMHO
That used to be the case... not anymore. This is based on 36 years in the business. Once upon a time, if times were bad, people sewed to save money. Now, you can buy a finished garment at Wal-mart for less than you can make it yourself. Most people who sew now (and they are few and far between) do it as a hobby. Fabric is dying if not already dead. JMHO
I can't agree about the future looking brighter. It may look BETTER, but not very much brighter. I say that because I see fabric & sewing as declining (if not dead). JAS (I assume that is who you refer to) is foolish to spend $80 a sq ft to expand. Look what happened to HKF when they left the paid for DC at Tupelo to the mostly empty (and getting emptier) DC at Baldwyn. If HKF can "suck it in" until they can dump that monster they now occupy, they have a chance to survive. JMHO
Again... more proof. "Career politicians" (BOTH parties) do nothing for the American people. All they care about is staying in power. Fire them ALL. JMHO
Just proves that repubs are no better at keeping promises than demos. Fire them all! JMHO
Which proves BOTH parties only care about being re-elected and staying in power. Fire them all! JMHO
How is "labor" paid? (I know... by those who profit from labor.) But what came first? I think trade came first, then wealth from trade, then payments from those profits went to pay those who could increase production. It is a symbotic relationship. Labor needs capital & capital needs labor if neither side gets greedy, both prosper. JMHO