Taco Pete

As the partial government shutdown stretches into the 4th week, one West Coast fast food restaurant is stepping up to help government workers who may not have enough money to feed their families.

President Donald Trump ordered the partial U.S. government shutdown on Dec. 22 after Congress failed to approve his budget request for $5.7 billion to build a wall at the southern border.

Taco Pete, a national restaurant chain that serves Mexican cuisine as well as hot dogs, chicken wings and sandwiches, is serving up free tacos to government workers at its Los Angeles location.

The restaurant posted a message on social media inviting furloughed workers to eat for free at its S. Central location - 12007 S. Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

The message reads:

"Attention ALL Government employees it is with our deepest understanding of the current government, that all government employees will not be receiving their paychecks during this SHUTDOWN!!!

We here at TACO PETE know times like these are extremely hard and out of your control. We are here to help. Come to our location with your valid government issued ID and we will kindly donate to you a family pack of 8 tacos your choice of meat with 2 orders of French fries and two sodas. It will be once a day every Wednesday for however long the Shutdown Last.

Please it is with generosity that we our [sic] extending ourselves.
TACO Pete".

On Tuesday, angry social media users bashed President Donald Trump for serving fast food to the Clemson Tigers during their visit to the White House on Monday to celebrate winning the college football national championship.

Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    4 weeks that's crazy ...... food pantries are helping as well ..... People you have options ...... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif

  • ShWa

    Bless them.

  • Renee26

    Very generous of them

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    WHAT AN AWESOME THING TO DO!!!!

  • Rainbowbelow

    I like reading stories like this...??

  • Yoni7

    Bless these people!
    And how ironic all in the same.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well that is such a good thing to do...help others. Is THIS what Dump is aiming for??? To have the American people going further into poverty all over his temper tantrum to build this stupid wall that HE himself can foot the bill for??? I cannot with this fool...for real.....

  • KcoolMuziq

    Happy 40th Birthday Aaliyah.

    I wish U was still here Aaliyah to speak the truth. But maybe it would have been to painful for U to endure the truth from U and your family.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c79e1fccef81060f1c7976cd798d7f9583533b44f99572449aadf395bf8024c.jpg Happy Birthday "Babygirl".

  • oshh16

    It is Sade's birthday as well. Love, love, love her style and artistry....been a fan since "Smooth Operator" when I was 10.

  • iWasteTime

    That is very good of them to do!
    Humanity is still alive!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. This is all a manufactured crisis... for a wall that's never going to be built. Sad.

  • Yoni7

    And Flint STILL is without clean water. Remember they made Obama drink that glass of water for the people?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think if Aaliyah was live she would have spoken up...she had that feisty Capricorn spirit that would have made her speak her truth...

  • Topic Influencer

    So let me get this straight.

    An eatery founded by a person of Mexican ancestery (Pagan family) is feeding workers...who are displaced by a man... who is trying to stop the Pagan's family's "kind"...from entering this country?

    Is this correct?

  • Fire & Ice

    This is a really good deed, that they don't have to do.

  • David86

    Ok it's a good thing but I know this place you would not want to eat there at all nor travel to the neighborhood. But it's free so may be they want mind

  • Capricornlady

    LOVE me some Sade!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i applaud any business that generously provides free meals to these families, smh. this is beyond ridiculous at this point.

    let this had been Obama snatching folks' paychecks... they would have stormed the white house and executed him.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this $hit right here!!!!

  • LaGrl562

    speak for yourself Taco Pete is okay with me their Tacos are good

  • Whirl

    Wow that is nice. Gives me hope in humanity.

  • CookieMobster

    Its my son's bday too. Didn't know he shared a bday with her!!!

  • iWasteTime

    The Irony!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it's free food. people will be able to feed their children. let's not lose sight of what's important. also, it's most likely intended for those who live and/or work in the neighborhood. if you travel there, you prob Do want to eat there.

  • David86

    Ok. So you have been to that particular address?

  • iWasteTime

    OT:
    Can we still jam to P.Y.T.?

  • Hazel

    I know this isn't a popular opinion; but I don't feel any more sympathy for the federal workers than i do for the average Joe who loses his job, due to no fault of their own, on a daily basis....and THEY don't get back pay. Federal workers know the shutdown hazards of their jobs. They should plan appropriately. Just because the shutdown is over the controversial wall doesn't change their need for financial planning. At least they still have their jobs.

  • Coy little wink

    So Travis Scott and big boi are performing at the Superbowl..... y'all tuning in?

  • Applebootay

    LOL

  • Coy little wink

    They say Obama shut the govt down to pass obamacare I don't remember that tho...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bye !!!!! Spoken like someone that hasn't walked in their shoes ...... be careful ..... lack of empathy is unacceptable .... you may wanna watch ya mouf before you yourself end up homeless https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe3705274875724476bcb8621031f6eb8d366928a9371ae280b9387a1953b11c.gif That's a warning .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Applebootay

    You really think that wall aint happening? I do. I don't want to believe it...but...I think so...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Nope and Travis lied and said he got the ok from Kapernick to do it...him and Big Boi are sellouts...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    REEEE---Post!!! Thank you!

  • Hazel

    I didn't say I wasn't empathetic; I've worked in some of the most cut throat industries out there, and have lost a job due to others' pettiness as well. My point is; you plan as a defense; especially if you know your job is vulnerable. Not to do so, and to complain when the predictable actually happens, smacks of an entitlement mentality.

  • iWasteTime

    The republicans, led by Ted Cruz, shutdown the government October 1st 2013 to October 16. They kept stripping the budget of all things ACA .

  • Soda

    But when you lost that job were you expected to continue working without pay with no end in sight?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i don't remember it THAT way... Republicans preferred a shutdown to implementing the ACA.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I do agree with this... I'm not without empathy but I don't have much sympathy...all these broken and downtrodden out here who have no job and are walked by and stepped over daily and now theirs a furlough we have a crisis.... AND THE SERVICE RECEIVED BY THESE GOVERNMENT WORKERS SUCK.. HAHA IF THEN NEED TO BE REPLACED ANY WAY..D.C. GOVERNMENT EMPLYEES ARE HORRIBLE!!

  • Topic Influencer

    The absolute irony!

  • Topic Influencer

    AH MESS Nan

  • Topic Influencer

    So you kept showing up or did you just gone on about your biz and try to find another job? Bc these folks are expected to keep comin to work.

  • Karen Brady

    Hell to the naw naw naw. Netflix and eat and chill. And sleep. And REPEAT.

  • Karen Brady

    This GIF has me tee heeing

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    there go my lil politico....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • LYRICS

    CORRECT! This beach ball is just having a temper tantrum and decided that if he doesn't get his way, he's going to throw himself on the ground, roll around, and stomp his feet bka "the shutdown"

  • Karen Brady

    Heard that yesterday or today.. I was scratching my head cuz I don't recall..

  • Renee26

    They cooking up dead bodies you say??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow. i'm just the opposite. i've never been unemployed in my adult life, but i don't take it for granted. my heart goes out to these workers/families. they didn't sign-on for this. yes, in a time of national crisis (which this is Not), they may be impacted, but for the sake of political posturing and poll numbers? nah, they don't deserve this (not even the ones who voted for this devil).

  • Karen Brady

    Can you log out for just 5 minutes? Just to see if it teaches you a lesson?

  • Karen Brady

    Girl please. In that order!

  • Renee26

    She was quiet all that time so I doubt it...at least she's not a sex slave

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it may be a fine point, DC gov't employees do NOT represent FEDERAL GOVT employees, Lol!

  • Renee26

    ??? they made him drink that wataaa??!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Cole u stoopid, LMAO!

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Karen Brady

    Still here huh? :-) I can't.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hollering!!!!!

  • Renee26

    Feet planted firmly! I got nothin better to do... Well I do but Ion feel like it ?

  • Rayscoty

    Wait.. Once a day every Wednesday

  • Hazel

    If that is what is in the employment contract they signed, then YES! And, it is not WITHOUT PAY. Their pay is DEFERRED.

  • Topic Influencer

    and there are other fed employees other than in DC.

  • Hazel

    Or they can quit and find another job. I had another job with a competitor before my unemployment kicked in. In certain industries, like gov't and contract work, you ALWAYS need to be prepared for this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Right!!!! Fugg Folks...

  • Topic Influencer

    I suffered a layoff in 2009. Took me YEARS to recover. And I found a job right away (5 months). I had a pretty hefty severance package and savings and unemployment. But it took me YEARS to work back up to the level I was at as far as salary wise that I WAS making. I dont think folks GET it. Hope it never happens to anyone and then they are FORCED to get it. Non sympathetic asses.

  • Soda

    Is that deferred pay guaranteed in the employment contract?

  • Topic Influencer

    I read that alot of contract workers will NOT be getting deferred salary after this. I think Roderick dropped that tidbit here.I being me, looked it up and it is correct.

  • Topic Influencer

    Its not that easy. Sorry you think that it is.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right.
    i took that as a geographical reference to the DMV. i used to work IN DC for the feds, but the gov't of the district of columbia is not part of the federal gov't - i know (from reliable sources) that there's a lot more fuggery going on Inside dc govt, LOL!

    (googa "Harriette Walters") https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Soda

    So did I. I'm sure this person is talking out the side of her neck.

  • Hazel

    No it's not easy, but it's life. I feel for them, but I also feel for the workers in the private sector who face this regularly. They don't expect handouts or to be treated special....they find another job and handle their business.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. And many/most Americans arent able to have a lot of money in an emergency savings fund. Even with good financial planning, unexpected expenses come up every now and then that drain your finances down the point where you're basically living paycheck to paycheck.
    Not everybody's blessed to be able to go a couple of pay-cycles with zero income and still stay afloat. I been there, and it ain't a good feeling. Either way, they dont deserve this.

  • Parent

    I don't think they are asking for handouts they want to get paid for the work they have provided. I know I would be arsed out if I didn't get paid and still had to work.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    @sandrarose auntie word on the curb is Gucci mane mother ms.vicky passed away the funeral was on the 12th and they say he allegedly didn’t show up ????? By this time I am really going to say that this is a clone and I usually don’t subscribe to certain theories but this is crazy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i can't imagine. i mean, we have ALWAYS been able to 'go back home' and regroup, if needed, but even with that, the prospect of losing your livelihood through no fault of your own is frightening. never mind you got mouthS to feed. it's a hardship. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a5f6182adf7601cc7d6bd7651b790edefe1d56085936c9c74c4b8a2232152d5.gif

  • Topic Influencer

    You cant come in 15 times on Wed. You can come one time, on Wed.

  • Renee26

    Wait whaaaaat??

  • Trey

    Sandra, do a post on Coming to America 2 and how Eddie has agreed to move forward with the movie.

  • Topic Influencer

    My brother didnt come to my dad's fune. I figure folks process different. I wasnt mad, but my sisters and my dad surviving brothers were PISSED and still ARE. But Ms. Vicky wasnt at his wedding either. WTF going ON?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, this is the kind of thing i would never even wish on my worst enemy. (now have i prayed for folks to get the fugg away from me and go work someplace else? Hail to the yeah! but i've never wished utter destitution on anybody, LOL!)

  • PlayerP

    Say word...almost the same exact scenario for me...2009 tried to take a sista out lolo

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i be mad as hail even now when i got work a few extra hours to meet deadline. exempt my azz! LOL!

  • Topic Influencer

    It is AWFUL. And I landed in a totally DIFFERENT industry. it was a mass layoff too. Some of those folks, a lot of them, had to re train for other jobs etc. What do you do if that is the ONLY job you ever had in LIFE and have a very specialized skilled set that doesnt transfer anywhere else? Then what? We had a lot of peeps fit in that category. To say move on is just kinda BS.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Topic Influencer

    I hope its not true

  • Fire & Ice

    OMG yes! He would have gotten a bullet right to the head, along with his wife and kids.

  • Hazel

    I'm sympathetic too, but fact is, they DID sign up for this. Every shutdown is political, and some petty, but they've always been a hazard for gov employees. They are pawns just like employees in the private sector. It's unfortunate, but it is what it is.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (peace & blessings to you & the fam Shug.... i know there's a Capricorn turnin'-up, in heaven's VIP lounge) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • Kendra Foster

    ....and don't forget reminded about Chicago.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile! would have done them like they did the Romanoffs!

  • Topic Influencer

    His bday WAS on the 12th. Why that date stood out to me. He is most likely turned UP baby lmaooo. My mama was like Bill up there probably giving other dead folks a headache running through the hallways of heaven hollering ITS MY BIRTHHHHHHHHHHDAYYYY lmaooo.

  • Renee26

    I Googled but didn't find that... I did see his mom and brother weren't invited to his wedding.

    I can't be with a man who has a poor relationship with his mother... I'm ascared of the outcome

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    No way for this to happen but, I wish there was a way they could separate the Trump-voters, vs. non Trump-voters, and put the Trump voters at the back of the line.... (since it's the Trump people who helped get us into this mess in the first place).

    Yes, maybe that's a bit petty, but I own it. 100%. ??

  • Hazel

    No. Actually I'm not. Gov't employees will get back pay. Contract workers who ARE NOT employees won't; which is exactly my point! The contract workers are private sector employees who have gov contracts...THEY are the ones who are getting blindsided.

  • PlayerP

    Wow...our stories, and I'm sure many others, are so paralleled. I too, landed in a completely different industry. What was most disheartening to me, is that I am not a 9-5 person, so I picked something, as my family would say, was stable and viable; that I could not only tolerate but was good at too. Yeah, when the first wave of misfortune befell our country, I thought, I'll be aight. 2009, I felt like such a chump.
    It seems that job security is a thing of the past.

  • David86

    Very true

  • David86

    Lol no but maybe rats
    But let me stop. That's a great thing they doing. This place is in Compton down the street from MLK hospital across from the housing for low income

  • Kendra Foster

    They're quiet as a mouse. You'll say anything about Obama, you'll hear, "Chicago!" You'll be explaining...."Chicago!" LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    fair point, it Is all political... i guess now is not when they want to hear this though.... just sayin'

  • Topic Influencer

    The blue collar people who worked our presses etc and heck alot of the white collar reporters and editors werent 9-5 people either. So it was HARD for them. We were and still ARE a very close group. Still get together. Follow each other on social media. Catch up. Some of those folks NEVER rebounded do you hear me? To go from making 65k plus bonuses with just a high school education bc you started at the local newspaper straight out of HS and worked your way up working the press or doing layout or worked in the print shop to having to go back to college and learn new skills at 45 yo PLUS is just catastrophic. I always felt BLESSED I was only out of work 4-5 months. I started temping immed. after walking out the door. But there were folks who were out of work after that layoff for YEARS. While they were in school. Working at call centers, service jobs in the duration. Wish it on NOBODY. I saw those folks struggle and pull themselves BACK up.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And the thing is, a lot of Trump's supporters are still supporting him on this even though they're not getting a paycheck.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/politics/republicans-government-shutdown.html
    I wonder if they would have felt the same way if it was Obama denying them that paycheck.

  • TriniHarlem

    ? no worries he up there with my stepfather and both giving them hell ?

  • Topic Influencer

    Lmaooo. Oh crap!

  • PlayerP

    You ain't neva lied! Girl, I was doing all kinds of isht I wouldn't normally do. It was rough, I was in socal, there SO MANY people losing jobs, even my temp agencies were laying people off. And, yes, I do hear you, some people still haven't recovered and it's heartbreaking. To literally, work most of your life at job and then have it all stripped from you so suddenly. As an adult that doesn't have family like that or like asking folks for nothing, it was hella scary. I thought I was going to be ringing a bell in front of the 99cents store.

  • justlooking

    Cant hear the mouse piss on cotton.

  • justlooking

    Awww this so sweet. I live your mama.

  • justlooking

    They tacos are the bomb?

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes!

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr

  • joel adams

    Yea well we all know black owned businesses too invested into drug dealers pimp and heaux music to give anything away for free.

  • Topic Influencer

    She a mess.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    That’s good, because when your leaders raise taxes, Dems should be the only ones paying it.

  • Hazel

    Neither do I! I own a section 8 property, and I might not get paid for my units next month. But, when I decided to rent to section 8 tenants, I traded off this risk with the security of getting paid market rates on a reliable, hassle free basis. And, I made sure my mortgage wouldn't be at risk if a shutdown did happen, or an inspection went horribly wrong. It's business.

  • Ang

    You’re oversimplifying things. People did not sign up for this. People may have saved up for a potential shut down but guess what? eventually savings run out, sometimes emergencies come up that people can’t control. There was a lady on The Real who is a drug rehabilitation counselor at a prison. She says she’s been going to work so she doesn’t leave the people she helps hanging. But she has a 45 minute commute and no money coming in for gas, mortgage, etc and her child has a medical procedure that she doesn’t have extra money for. The Real gave her $5,000. I think they have been helping someone everyday. You can’t plan for your kids to get sick and medical costs and medicine have recently gone up drastically. And a lot of these people already don’t make much money so they can only have so much in savings so it’s not right to assume people weren’t planning and saving.

    As far as planning for a government shutdown, even if they had it “planned accordingly” based on history it wouldn’t have been enough. There have only been 10 federal government shut downs since 1980. Have you not been hearing the news reports that this shutdown is unprecedented. Of those 10 government shut downs, four have lasted ONE day. Two of them three days and once 5. Only 2 lasted two over weeks. This one is on day 26 with no end in sight. It’s not so simple to say all these people should find other jobs. The federal government employes almost 3 million people. There are not enough decent jobs for all those people, especially when employers wouldn’t know if they would stick around when the shut down is over because they don’t want to lose their benefits and seniority at the federal job. And let’s not forget the ripple effect this shut down has on so many other sectors of society and the economy. Jobs that aren’t federal are still affected by this.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Eddie probably needs the money because he has two children with his new wife and she looks as if she's high maintenance.

  • Hazel

    Well, said, but you are missing my point, which is - everything you said applies equally to the hundreds of thousands of employees who are losing their jobs at Sears and Toys R Us and JC Penney....I don't see anyone protesting on their behalf.

  • Ang

    Exactly. People are pretty short-sighted. This shut down is messing up a lot. It’s affecting all the businesses (restaurants, shops, etc) that used to make their money off those workers. The housing market is being affected by FHA loans being back logged. It’s affecting farmers which will eventually trickled down to all us consumers, etc etc.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I just subscribed to Netflix Sunday and I have been binge watching Luke Cage.

  • Ang

    Then you having been paying attention because people have been very sympathetic about those people’s situations. However, you’re missing the point about it our government vs the private sector. Government jobs are usually more secure than the private sector. You said the gov workers should have prepared for this but like I said even if they had it wouldn’t have been enough because this shut down is unprecedented. You’re making a lot of harsh assumptions about what people did and didn’t do when it comes to their finances.

  • Ang

    Some people really think they are some how exempt from certain things in life. But, you can plan all you want and life can still throw you a curve ball. People should be careful of how they look at others because they could be in their shoes one day.

  • Hazel

    True. The impact of the shutdown is far-reaching, threatening to slow the economy from 3 to 0%. THIS is what we should be most concerned about, and what news coverage should focus on because it affects us all. THIS is why the shutdown is troublesome, not because some have deferred checks.

  • Kendra Foster

    I can't no more. LMAOL.

  • Hazel

    You're making my point about entitlement attitudes. Government jobs are indeed more secure, but employment shouldn't be taken for granted, and, there are tradeoffs for that security...such as enduring shutdowns. And let's not forget...it's been less than a month...one paycheck. It may be harsh, but as the saying goes 'your lack of planning doesn't make it my emergency'. And yes, I am sympathetic. I stand to lose thousands on lost section 8 rent over this.

  • Ang

    If you want to reduce it to just “some deferred checks” or something that could happen to others, that’s you're right but I disagree. Our president not caring about his citizens not being paid and saying he’s okay with it lasting a year definitely needs to be a major part of the conversation. People are talking about the ripples effects. IMO the people directly affected should be important to everyone. Things don’t go well when people forget to put an actual face on the problems IMO.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Let Taco Bell and other Mexican restaurants get involved he would open up shop real quick. Just full of hate and can't think of nobody but his rich tired azz associates. I would never believe that man has real friends.

  • Ang

    Entitlement? Getting paid for work you do is an entitlement of employment lol. It’s been 26 days. Two pay checks for some people depending on when payday was. Let’s agree to disagree child.

  • Hazel

    Perhaps, but you can't run a business or the government from a place of personal empathy.

  • Hazel

    Much respect

  • Ang

    We’re not talking about a private business. The government is supposed to be run from a place of caring about the citizens. If it wasn’t we wouldn’t have any of the government programs we have, including the section 8 you’re concerned about.

  • HotInCleveland

    You’re a good one. They tear sh*t up.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Atlanta journal constitution is reporting is passed away

  • Mark mcharm

    Have you helped out?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    SO another blog posted it I went to ajc obits . The way it started is a guy on twitter said that he worked with his mom and she died this was posted Jan 5 or 6 on his Twitter account now after you said that I went to look to see how old his mom is Gucci Wikipedia would puts her age at like 64 this obit say 61 so now idk https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c1488511fda7a3173dc7d68b9c4dfcf92165fb92be89d1f445b4098a8f3e4ac.png

  • Hazel

    How about this for irony, speaking of the wall...One of my tenants is Hispanic and speaks NO English. She only has to pay $173 a month on a unit that is $1575 per month!! I communicate through her daughter, and fortunately she is a nice person. But, I have to say, when I see homeless black people, I do feel some type of way about it.

  • Peppermint Patty

    This a slow ass news week keep coming back and I see is stories bout boring markle and dump's burger brunch and tacos.... waiting on the juice guess r kelly had us spoiled....

  • HotInCleveland

    Idgaf about the wall. Build it, don’t build it. I’m waiting for these politicians to do something for the black folks that have lived here their whole lives, whose ancestors gave their lives and are still feeling the ramifications of racist policies.

  • HotInCleveland

    You mean Dump’s berder brunch and tacos

  • HotInCleveland

    ??????

  • HotInCleveland

    ?????? ahahahahaha

  • ZZZ

    I'll be doing the same. I have so many movies in My List on Netflix and my Amazon Prime Watchlist is starting to build, as well as Tubi TV and Popcornflix apps.

  • Hazel

    Absolutely! I'm no racist, but everyone wants to make all the concessions for Dreamers, and couldn't care less about the black kids that Dreamers are displacing in colleges and career prep programs. Our kids are 'dreamers' too! It's a travesty.

  • HotInCleveland

    Agreed.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yes, the repercussions aren't as apparent as they Will be as this shut down continues, smh

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ajc has an obit the way this started a guy posted on Twitter that Gucci mom worked with him and she died he posted this Jan 5th or 6th some other blog is reporting it now when I looked up his mom age she would be 64 but this says 61 maybe a different Vicky Davis? Idk so I’ll wait to see if auntie confirm or another blog posts it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c1488511fda7a3173dc7d68b9c4dfcf92165fb92be89d1f445b4098a8f3e4ac.png

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    You don't really wonder though, Lol!

  • Rita

    Didn't hit hard yet, because nobody asking me to borrow money..

  • Vonn

    Nope.

  • millz
  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Hopefully auntie will let us know there is a guy that claims he worked with Gucci mom he posted on twitter on the 5th or 6th that she passed away I asked him if she had been sick he said she was out of work for a while and was dealing with hair loss I asked was he sure it was Gucci mom he said yes. The obit on AJC has a different age than Gucci reported in his book so idk ????? Maybe he wasn’t at the funeral because it wasn’t his mother????? But folks all in his comments and stuff going in

  • 2gr8ful

    78% of Americans live pay check to paycheck. Mortgage or rent, daycare, gas, food, utilities....With that being said, right after the holidays also?? I can’t imagine what these workers are going through-sad. Just curious but with them not getting a paycheck what about child support payments not coming out? There are kids suffering ok.

  • HotInCleveland

    Good point. I never stopped to think about child support

  • justlooking

    You know southerns dont play that...if uts your 8th cousin, you must attend.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    YOu saw where Netflix raising their damn price again pretty soon it won’t be a point in having it if cable end up being cheaper. At one point I got rid of cable was doing sling hulu and Netflix and would get the starz app when power was on but they keep raising the prices so I totaled the cost of those services with WiFi and dam if it wasn’t close to a package deal I got for cable. I’m down for ditching cable for streaming services only if it makes sense cost wise with these services trying to charge close to 20 bucks a pop it won’t make sense especially when you factor in WiFi

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Me either

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    And I logged into my discover account to make a payment and a message popped up saying of you are a federal worker they will delay your payments some of Munich other credit cards had that notice as well also my power company had that notice too. He knows these companies will try and help these ppl that’s why he doing this had every one called on those debts to Ben due and paid the economy would take a major hit imagine if those folks that rent got evicted and credit took hits there would be a lot of folks suffering and the economy is just one bad press release away from crashing cuz the markets are shaky because of how unpredictable he is

  • Rayne

    Every other company too. If someone’s gas is about to be cut off ( call the company) say this: DUE TO THE GOVERNMENTS SITUATION with the shut down IM UNABLE TO PAY YOU. (Extension granted)
    Getchu an extra two weeks to get that money together. Use ya head in this situation. (Call everybody if you in trouble)

  • Topic Influencer

    We’re not talking about a private business. The government is supposed to be run from a place of caring about the citizens

    The end

  • Topic Influencer

    And you know dad had TWO services. One here. One in Bama. He ain't show to either. My oldest living uncle is 70. He went smooth AWF. I don't think I EVER heard him cuss til then??

  • Judge Mental Will

    So everytime he don't get his way, he's going to shut down the government? Typical baby to have a Tantrum when he doesn't get his way.

  • the guest

    The kids suffer. And are the penalties being waived for not paying child support during the shutdown? Because if child support is not paid jail is a real penalty.

  • Vicky

    If Democrats would just agree to border security these people wouldn’t be out of pocket.

  • Mielle Downey

    exactly

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Until he addresses it this is just a rumor.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The Democrats are playing politics as usual. It's a stupid wall. Just approve the funding so people can get back to work. The Democrats are collecting their paychecks while everyone else works for free.

  • hottlanta

    Our hearts n prayers go out 2 thé 4 americans who died in an isis attack 2day in syria since he boasted that isis has been defeated. We also have terrorist threat over here when they arrested a home grown terrorist in gwinnett county georgia who wanted 2 bomb the white house n the statute of liberty.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Someone emailed me last weekend saying his mother died. His social media pages didn't mention anything. Maybe the deceased is not his mother. ?????

  • Boomshackalacka

    Well if it's a stupid wall why waste money on it? Why cant Trump let ”his people” go back to work so they don't starve over a stupid wall?

  • Ryan

    Is ignorance really bliss? Just wondering.

  • Vicky

    You tell me

  • Ryan

    So bitter. Guess that's a no.

  • Vicky

    Can you explain yourself or just talk shit?

  • jujumanji

    Would they serve Trump if he showed up with his Government ID? I mean his chef and cooking staff are furloughed too and a bigot's gotta eat. Just asking

  • Ryan

    Asked you a real question and you answered with a played out response. Blocked.

  • Vicky

    An assuming ass question. Be gone nigga.

  • Ryan

    And why didn't he push this in the past two years when he would've had a better chance of getting this passed with a republican-controlled house? Unless he's trying to distract from a investigation where ish is about to hit the fan.

  • And then there is that!

    I just don't understand why Trump didn't get this funding through when it was a Republican house. Why wait until after the house split?

  • And then there is that!

    Just posted this up top

  • Topic Influencer

    Not sure how I missed this but YOU KNOW WHAT???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The Democrats were willing to give Trump $25 billion last year in exchange for a path to citizenship for the DACA recipients but Trump said no.

  • Vicky

    Yes, why would he agree to let DACA recipients become citizens?

  • Jethro
  • Tlowe89

    Lmao

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ok Auntie! Thanks

  • Sushi

    Not petty, truth ......

  • Look@m3

    Because he purposely trying to ruin the us economy for "someone"

  • Panther Charleston

    Wait. ? Is this for real? If it is, that's nice. If it ain't, I knew it was phony. It's a whole lotta typos in that letter, a laughable amount.

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    Stouffer's did it here in Solon, Ohio today. There is still good indeed in this world.

  • justlooking

    Feed him until he burst open

  • justlooking

    I see her azz is gone.

  • justlooking

    Becky, Vicky you need to leave. You are out of line

    @sandraRose you see this mess!

  • justlooking

    Becsuse he simple minded racist biggot. He belueve the folks out of work are blacks dems.

  • justlooking

    Yeah, they got some terrible on him and probably his horse faced daughter.

  • justlooking

    Every word she said is 100 percent true.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    THAT PART!! He controlled all 3 branches, but never had the votes to pass it. He has been a foreign agent for Russia since the 80’s. I feel like this is a distraction for something much bigger.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Aren’t democrats AND republicans getting paid while everyone else works for free? If this was that important, he should’ve addressed this when he first got into office. But tax cuts for the rich were clearly more important?????

  • Anji

    I grew up on Taco Pete. The owner is sincere if lacking English skills. They serve LAs "black" version of tacos. Lol

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Do you volunteer your time at local centers to help promote prevention of typos to individuals who are helping others?

  • Anji

    It's a small establishment and I'm proud a neighborhood fixture in Willowbrook would be proactive. Proves even those of us with little can help someone a lot.

  • Anji

    Well Taco Pete's is Black owned.

  • justlooking

    Hey There Dark and Lovely ?

  • Anji

    Why? Willowbrook is a historically black neighborhood with 0% gang activity and low crime compared to surrounding areas. There are no homeless and it is a community of Black professionals including doctors, attorneys and retirees that are decades long resident, most since the 40 s. A strong neighborhood association FNCC works hard to maintain well kept homes. My home sold last year for $550k and my new place doesn't have the sense of community I so miss. Taco Pete's stays busy and adjacent streets are currently peaceful.

  • Anji

    Ok. You don't know this is so NOT Compton. The owner is respectable and the food may be greasy but not harmful in the least. MLK...not Compton either.

  • David86

    City of Willowbrook is a few streets east and all streets surroundings that place is gang infested and murders happen all the time. Not sure what brochure you been reading

  • Anji

    Lived there. Daughter of WWII vet who was able to purchase a set aside and I mentioned surrounding areas...RIF. Willowbrook is primarily West of Compton. Guess you can't read maps either.?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ??????have a rockin day
    Hope all is well in your corner of the world ??

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?????
    No question is a stupid question, right?... are they the frozen food folks too?
    If so, I had no clue they had restaurants.
    If not, don’t laugh at me, well, not hard ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. And killing off Obamacare.

    Why didn't he push for his wall the first 2 years when the Republicans controlled Congress? I notice that Trump supporters don't want to answer that question.

  • Soda
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No Trump and McConnell are playing politics.

    Why won't McConnell allow the Senate to vote on any of the bills passed by the House?

    The Democratic controlled Senate passed a compromise immigration in 2013 but the Republican controlled House didn't allow a vote.

    His party had complete control of Congress for two years and absolutely nothing about no bills about immigration much less his $5 billion for his wall.

    BTW why is he only asking $5 billion for a wall he claims will cost upwards of $25 billion? Because Trump is the one playing politics.

    If Democrats give him his $5 billion Trump will be back in September asking for another $5 billion and he'll keep taking hostages because the Democrats paid him the ransom the first time.

  • Miss Thang

    Marie Callendar’s has restaurants too.

  • Yoni7

    Obama drank the water to show it was "clean".

  • Yoni7

    Solon, Ohio? NEVER heard of this place before. #nastynati

  • Yoni7

    If so, I don't want the bliss.

  • the guest

    I agree with this.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

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    Vicky
    10 hours ago
    An assuming ass question. Be gone nigga
    ______________________________
    Sandra, you still allowing the white trolls to come on your site and use the 'n' word???????????????????

  • justlooking

    That tickled me. Not hard, but I laughed

  • the guest

    Because the point is to scapegoat Democrats for his disenfranchisement of the working class to make a statement about the wall.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    LMBAOO!! I agree with what she said!!

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Heeey Boo, Happy New Year!!! Cardi B I agree!!!

  • Panther Charleston

    I gladly would have. I do lots of pro bono work for entrepreneurs and small social service firms. Thanks for asking. A lot of people have great ideas, but are too busy making sure it comes to fruition to stop and edit (or even write in many instances) the narrative of the vision. It's pretty common. Many people know it's lacking, so they get someone on board to protect their image. But not everyone is aware that writing skills (or the lack thereof) can even be an issue.

  • Panther Charleston

    Whoa. Never even thought about this.

  • the guest

    Trump is going to push one of the struggling federal workers to suicide. Playing with people's base survival is distressing and dangerous.

    People live paycheck to paycheck and this is a full on shutdown. People lost their apartments and homes when they couldn't access their RUSH card money, remember that?

  • sunni_daze

    Its really nice to see so many places like Taco Pete helping to feed the furloughed employees.

  • We Can Do This

    The Grand Old Party.

  • HelloToni

    Who knew. Are they any good?

  • HelloToni

    Love it!

  • Yardgirl

    ANDDD hopefully the people going to vote at the polls will remember too!! Most of those hypocrites were the same ones calling him all kinds of names when he was running in the primary, but now he is allllll that to them!! Phony AF!!

  • Yardgirl

    I usually disagree with Cardi's views but word for word, WORD Cardi!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She may influence some younger people to go out and vote, get more politically active, etc. Like she said, who wants to go to work and not get paid?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Caint Melania cook?? Then Barron betta teach his daddy how to heat up Pop Tarts.

  • GuestSTAR

    I want him to eat all the artery clogging, heart attack inducing, cholesterol filled foods he want to. Eat McDonalds, Wendy's & Burger King EVERYDAY, ALL DAY.

  • gail jones

    Kaoir put the roots on him. He thoo

  • gail jones

    Lol! Unk said... Hell naw to the naw naw naw

  • gail jones

    In addition, they got a new program where you won't be able to give someone your password and they enjoy. They stopping a whole lotta shiz.

  • Ryan

    Good, grown folks only!! I had blocked her/it anyway!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Happy new year doll, how was the holidays as newlyweds?
    I live that she uses her platform!!

  • Renee26

    Oh Lordt... Well it's Dumps turn...they should ship him some

  • Harley

    Marie Callendars restaurant isn’t too bad. My granny used to love going after church. They have all their pies too

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I appreciate your honest reply. However, to provide clarification: I was making a facetious remark. Your comment came across as negatively on the business which is doing a service to the community.
    It’s not what you say, but how’s you say it.
    And during these times, from the good that is being done, using proper grammatical skills is not what is to be highlighted.

    Have a great day fellow reader ?

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Let’s remember all the illegal immigrants in this country collecting a freeloading monthly check! They are getting paid!

  • Panther Charleston

    Thanks for checking me, fellow reader. I will do better and be fairer next time.

  • Renee26

    Ok...well their relationship must be strained if she wasn't invited to the wedding...but to not attend her funeral would be something else considering there's pics of them together back in the day so she was in his life at some point...plus she gave him life

  • justlooking

    I think he does, he needs MORE OF IT and Gallon of DIET COKE A DAY

  • Karen Brady

    *TEARS*

  • David86

    Nah. You wrong and must not have really lived there. Willowbrook is east of taco Pete

    But it's cool. Not hate or anything as regardless I would never purchase a house or live anywhere near there

  • David86

    I'm done. Big ass sign on 120 and on central that says welcome to Compton.
    It's cool. Nothing serious. You do u....but I no what I'm talking about.
    And no I would never eat there even if it was free

  • David86

    Furthermore. Big ass sign further after MLK hospital that says welcome to willowbrook
    I hope you not one of those people who Google stuff and pretend they live there. I do not live there but completed intern at MLK via Ucla for 4years
    It's wonderful you got over 500.000 thousand for s house u say as most are only 350.000
    Happy for u but sad someone spent that to live in the hood with violence everywhere

    Lmao??you might be one of those people who say I live in Rancho Dominguez .......no it's still Compton

  • Yoni7

    Wit more than a lil Shug Avery's pee in it.

  • Renee26

    Half and half ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    No, not checking you. Just a honest response and question from my side of the street.
    That’s why I love this site, we can engage in thoughtful or thoughtless (dependent upon your POV) dialogue.

    I personally enjoy seeing things from other perspectives.

  • Yoni7

    MORE THAN half. Half pee. Half cyanide or that sulphur stuff that's a laxative.

  • Renee26

    They can mix it up and disguise it in a McDonald's sweet tea cup since he's eating there regularly now ?

  • Yoni7

    Either way. Long as he gets a taste of it.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    WAAAAA not heat up Pop Tarts thought! LMAO!!! I die...every time with you.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Well he shouldn't have furloughed the cooks. Dumb move. Well, he likes McDonalds anyway.

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    No it's the frozen food but they donated mac n cheese and lasagna to families

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol it's where I did my shopping at instead of Cleveland. Peaceful town.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Really?!
    Well, there’s a few things for me to check out!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    PRAISE GOD.
    EVERY BIT HELPS.