commented on Trump Now Has the Same Position on Illegal Immigration He Once Ridiculed Jeb, Cruz, and Rubio for Having
Most likely this is an attempt to capture White somewhat-more-edumacated suburbanites, particularly women, who haven't exactly been lining up behind him of-late, mainly because of his previous extreme stances on issues such as immigration. Whether it'll result in a net gain (assuming those hardcore racists don't start abandoning him a a result of his "softening") is anybody's guess at this point. It's certainly not directed at the Latino Community, who I seriously doubt will be taken in by such obvious, ham-fisted pandering, although he might pick up a few votes here-and-there. But since he doesn't seem to believe in the concept of a "ground game" he really doesn't have any other option if he's going to reach out beyond his base - which hasn't grown much, if at all, over the past several months.
commented on A Feel Bad Story in Disguise: Two Florida Hospitals Won't Bill Orlando Pulse Shooting Victims
I was in ICU at NW Hospital less than 48 hours last December. Total amount billed to my insurance (not including the extremely expensive anti-coagulant drug they administered): $14,900. So, basically, if any of them spent more than a week in ICU (entirely possible), they'd easily hit that average amount, particularly given that almost all of them probably required some surgery as well.