Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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  1. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 7 months ago

    I just bought a couple of denim jeans made in the U.S….the only place you can get them now, is on the ’net…I dont spend my hard earned money on products made by people who hate us, or have been at war with us…

  2. JusSayin

    JusSayin GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Did you buy them from the North or the South?

  3. timzsixty9

    timzsixty9 said, 7 months ago

    how sad that this is true!

  4. ajr58

    ajr58 said, 7 months ago

    SprawlMart used to brag on “Made in the USA.” Now they
    share blame for exporting jobs from the USA.

  5. Cminuscomics&stories

    Cminuscomics&stories GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    I have one shirt made in the USA. I do not know whether to wear it or donate it to a museum. And, yet, the voters and consumers make it so with short term bottom line spending.

  6. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, 7 months ago

    I go to lengths to buy “Made in the USA”, but it is like finding a needle in a haystack.

  7. david_42

    david_42 said, 7 months ago

    I was looking at a pair of broken Chinese boots a few months ago. They were only 7 months old. I realized my Danner boots were 14 years old, so I looked them up on the web. Turns out one of they are in Portland. Went over and they had a much better selection than any website.

  8. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, 7 months ago

    One word: eBay! It’s the only place you can find a shirt (or whatever) like the one you just wore out.

  9. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    For a few years now, whenever one of my shirts gets old enough to toss, I tear out and keep the “Made in …” label. What I have so far: Egypt, Indonesia, Korea (x2), Vietnam (!), Mongolia (!!), Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala. My one “Made in U.S.A.” is a Dilbert novelty shirt.

    Why did this happen? Think of the Sally Field movie “Norma Rae”, about the unionizing of a southern textile plant. Unions drove the textile industry first into the South, then out of the country. My prediction: As India and China become more prosperous, much of their manufacturing will move to Africa.

  10. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, 7 months ago


    American businesses chose the size of the bottom line over American living wages, slowly eliminating their own consumer base. They were convinced that Americans wouldn’t buy quality, long lasting, American made products because they were $10 more to produce than the one made in China that would last maybe the one year warranty. Lower waged workers made for enormous profits, eliminating the living wages made the stockholders a little bit richer and the company management obscenely wealthy on bonuses….that used to be the living wage of an American worker. Now the American worker living on stagnate earnings in a resulting consumer society, can’t afford to keep replacing the inferior products that are available to purchase.

  11. Linda1259

    Linda1259 said, 7 months ago


    LOL! Thank you!

  12. comedynut

    comedynut said, 7 months ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    you are so wrong. you have a computer don’t you. where do you think the parts for it come from—Japan and they were at war with us. you are 2 faced.

  13. SnuffyG

    SnuffyG said, 7 months ago

    You reap what you sew, or sow, or something like that.

  14. Sangelia

    Sangelia said, 7 months ago

    Here is something to contemplate: MAKE your own clothing. Get some patterns, several yards of fabric in your preferred fabric and colour(s), some thread, buttons. Maybe buy a sewing machine and then make your own clothing.

  15. pcolli

    pcolli said, 7 months ago


    My mother always made her own dresses, etc…..the only problem was that it looked like it.

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