Turnbull vs Shorten

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Loved Turnbull this week.

Shorten a leader of the state and national Trade Union organisations who used those roles for his own advancement, at the expense of workers, married twice into prominent families.

I have no time for Shorten.

Turnbull admits he has made some coin : he had some advantages but also got that scholarship and largely worked hard.

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Loved Turnbull this week.

Shorten a leader of the state and national Trade Union organisations who used those roles for his own advancement, at the expense of workers, married twice into prominent families.

I have no time for Shorten.

Turnbull admits he has made some coin : he had some advantages but also got that scholarship and largely worked hard.

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Who would be more interesting at a dinner party?

No contest really.

Another poster on the Trump thread keeps banging on that he has had a few failed businesses. So what? He's run businesses and that's what a country needs. Same with Turnbull. He's put his balls and money on the line and run businesses. Some will fail. Its a fact of life.

Shorten is a lifer union man. No balls on the line there.

He cannot be PM. His resume stinks.
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Shorten is a parasite .... said the millionaire ex-banker.

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Shorten is a parasite .... said the millionaire ex-banker.

Why would a millionaire ex-banker automatically be a parasite (what you just said)?

Shouldn't you be looking at the individual rather than the collective?
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Neither deserve the honour of leading the country. Nor does anyone who craves it. The role of Prime Minister should be scrapped as anyone that gets it is usually the born to rule type. And far too many make 'captains calls' or decisions in line with their own beliefs and not what's best for the country.

Saying that, it was a huge relief when Turnbull replaced Abbott. Both men are bullshitters but it's easier to listen to Turnbull. And he's not as far right as Abbott. Shorten isn't even the top pick of the Labor party. He was selected as leader because of the voting system that undervalues regular members of the Labor party who largely voted for Albanese. If he was selected as Labor leader, Australia would have a Labor government now. Similar I guess to Sanders being the best choice for US president.
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Neither deserve the honour of leading the country. Nor does anyone who craves it. The role of Prime Minister should be scrapped as anyone that gets it is usually the born to rule type. And far too many make 'captains calls' or decisions in line with their own beliefs and not what's best for the country.

Saying that, it was a huge relief when Turnbull replaced Abbott. Both men are bullshitters but it's easier to listen to Turnbull. And he's not as far right as Abbott. Shorten isn't even the top pick of the Labor party. He was selected as leader because of the voting system that undervalues regular members of the Labor party who largely voted for Albanese. If he was selected as Labor leader, Australia would have a Labor government now. Similar I guess to Sanders being the best choice for US president.
Albenese is another one who has never lead anything, had his balls on the line, put his money where his mouth is.

I guess one thing going for him is his lack of participation in the union movement.

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Why would a millionaire ex-banker automatically be a parasite (what you just said)?

Shouldn't you be looking at the individual rather than the collective?
Garry lost all his super in the CFC. Blame the bankers not the muppet who put all his eggs in one basket.
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Loved Turnbull this week.

Shorten a leader of the state and national Trade Union organisations who used those roles for his own advancement, at the expense of workers, married twice into prominent families.

I have no time for Shorten.

Turnbull admits he has made some coin : he had some advantages but also got that scholarship and largely worked hard.

Discuss
I thought it was outrageous and unprofessional, and probably a new low I think all MP's on all sides should behave better and set a higher standard. All this petty bickering and name calling would not be welcome in the school yard.

On the subject of some advantages but worked hard I saw this recently - A short comic gives the simplest, most perfect explanation of privilege I've ever seen. - food for thought?
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I thought it was outrageous and unprofessional, and probably a new low I think all MP's on all sides should behave better and set a higher standard. All this petty bickering and name calling would not be welcome in the school yard.

On the subject of some advantages but worked hard I saw this recently - A short comic gives the simplest, most perfect explanation of privilege I've ever seen. - food for thought?
But here's the point. Has Mal ever said the things that in the final sketch? No.

People often assume those who have a start in life think like your comic sketch. Newsflash they don't
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Who would be more interesting at a dinner party?

No contest really.

Another poster on the Trump thread keeps banging on that he has had a few failed businesses. So what? He's run businesses and that's what a country needs. Same with Turnbull. He's put his balls and money on the line and run businesses. Some will fail. Its a fact of life.

Shorten is a lifer union man. No balls on the line there.

He cannot be PM. His resume stinks.
Since you mention Trump and his admirable qualities and obliquely refer to me I'll set you straight.

He (Trump) put his father's billions 'on the line' to be strictly accurate and at least 4 times he ran the business into insolvency and resuscitated it thanks to the principle of limited liability which doesn't extend to individuals. Where's the 'putting your balls on the line' when you can try, fail, refinance the business (often with loans from Muslims), fail ............ 4 times. You can read into it that it's something to be admired if you like.

Trump bragged about his fortune which is less than he claims. He also could have put daddy's money in the bank or bought shares, sat back and had a much larger fortune than he has now. (Trump brags on his website that his fortune is in excess of $10 bill; most independent analysts put it at less than half that). A bit like the crowd at his inauguration really.

Here's 12 of Trump's better known documented business failures:

Trump airlines, Trump mineral water, Trump casinos (Atlantic City failed 3 times alone), Trump the game, Trump magazine, Trump mortgage, Trump steaks, Trump travel site, Trump comms, Trump Tower Tampa, Trump University, Trump vodka.

I've said before - if you laud Trump for his failures, racism, sexism, favouring inequality etc - why don't you extend the same to all (e.g. Shorten)?

Whatever Trump, Spicer, Bannon etc claim most of it comes from:


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But here's the point. Has Mal ever said the things that in the final sketch? No.

People often assume those who have a start in life think like your comic sketch. Newsflash they don't
Some do and some don't; there's no blanket rule in anything - 'all muslims are evil and potential terrorists' is an example; equally 'no muslims are evil and potential terrorists' is equally ludicrous. As you know political satire has a hint of the truth in it.
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But here's the point. Has Mal ever said the things that in the final sketch? No.

People often assume those who have a start in life think like your comic sketch. Newsflash they don't
I didn't say he did and I wouldn't know if he has or hasn't got an opinion similar to that of the more privileged character in that cartoon. I just saw it earlier this week and thought it relevant as a general observation.

As to the things he did say - I found it unprofessional as I said. A disgraceful display in my opinion, but only one of many seen this week during question time, and elsewhere.
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Since you mention Trump and his admirable qualities and obliquely refer to me I'll set you straight.

He (Trump) put his father's billions 'on the line' to be strictly accurate and at least 4 times he ran the business into insolvency and resuscitated it thanks to the principle of limited liability which doesn't extend to individuals. Where's the 'putting your balls on the line' when you can try, fail, refinance the business (often with loans from Muslims), fail ............ 4 times. You can read into it that it's something to be admired if you like.

Trump bragged about his fortune which is less than he claims. He also could have put daddy's money in the bank or bought shares, sat back and had a much larger fortune than he has now. (Trump brags on his website that his fortune is in excess of $10 bill; most independent analysts put it at less than half that). A bit like the crowd at his inauguration really.

Here's 12 of Trump's better known documented business failures:

Trump airlines, Trump mineral water, Trump casinos (Atlantic City failed 3 times alone), Trump the game, Trump magazine, Trump mortgage, Trump steaks, Trump travel site, Trump comms, Trump Tower Tampa, Trump University, Trump vodka.

I've said before - if you laud Trump for his failures, racism, sexism, favouring inequality etc - why don't you extend the same to all (e.g. Shorten)?

Whatever Trump, Spicer, Bannon etc claim most of it comes from:

http://i.imgur.com/7M1c9Sj.jpg
Care to list his successes? Of course you don't. You are just bias. Before you try and tell me I am, think again, I'm in the middle just telling you media monkeys how it is.

Let me start you on a success. He became president. Do you really want to play this game? You do lose every time.
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Some do and some don't; there's no blanket rule in anything - 'all muslims are evil and potential terrorists' is an example; equally 'no muslims are evil and potential terrorists' is equally ludicrous. As you know political satire has a hint of the truth in it.
Wrong thread sport. This is Turnbull and Shorten.
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Wrong thread sport. This is Turnbull and Shorten.
Post #2 'another poster on the Trump thread'.
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