— CNN (@CNN) August 30, 2017
I say we take away Joel Osteen's tax-exemption and we give it to Mattress Mack.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 29, 2017
More context, via Esquire:
Anyone who’s glanced at the electric Twitter machine since the sky began to fall on southeastern Texas has become familiar with Jim McIngvale who, under the name of Mattress Mack, owns the Gallery Furniture chain of stores in Houston. Mattress Mack has opened a couple of his stores for people displaced from the storm to come and rest and sleep on his inventory…
Mattress Mack apparently is one of those local businessmen known for his eccentric promotional sense… Now, though, he’s betting long on his fellow citizens, which is pretty much the living definition of citizenship…
Also of Christianity, if what the nuns told me forty-plus years ago still has any currency. Not that Pastor Osteen would take advice from a bunch of women, but I don’t think even the Prosperity Gospel has been able to wholly eliminate Matthew 25:40.
Apart from looking for the helpers (as Mr. Rogers always told us to do), what’s on the agenda for the day?
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) August 30, 2017