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  • Professionals are attuned to this moreso than joe sixpack, and understand the consequences.

    Professionals or the Populace ?

  • Well, a new special interest group looking out for joe-sixpack not this joe sixpack, although him too, just not in his "official capacity" called SupportYourLocalBrewery.org has pointed out that there is some interesting legislation going down here in Wisconsin.

    The Great Dane Dilemma

  • On the appeal to unions question – we will not be able to work with unions until we stop the arrogant, elitist language we use when speaking about working people in this country – joe sixpack, nascar dads, etc.

    Firedoglake » FDL Sunday Book Salon: Crashing the Gate, Week 1

  • Now translate the talking points so joe sixpack won’t tune out after ten seconds.

    Firedoglake » To Biscuit or Not to Biscuit?

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  • A little research:

    "John Q. Public is a generic name in the United States to denote a hypothetical member of society deemed a 'common man.' He is presumed to have no strong political or social biases relevant to whatever topic is at hand, and to represent the randomly selected 'man on the street.'

    Roughly equivalent, but more pejorative, are the names Joe Six-pack, Joe Blow, and Joe Schmoe, implying a lower-class citizen (from the Yiddish schmo: simpleton, or possibly Hebrew sh'mo: (what's)-his-name)."

    Wikipedia

    “Oh, I think they’re (critics) just not used to someone coming in from the outside saying you know what? It’s time that a normal Joe Six-Pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency, and I think that that’s kind of taken some people off guard, and they’re out of sorts, and they’re ticked off about it,�? she (Sarah Palin) said."

    Townhall.com

    In the interest of the American electorate, I propose that the Secretary General in the next administration represent trailer trash.

    October 2, 2008