No One Can Pronounce Kiev

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Today in impeachment news, words are hard and long meetings where only white men talk are tedious.


Here is all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Today’s impeachment hearings introduced a bombshell: We’ve all been pronouncing Kyiv incorrectly. According to this very helpful explainer, the key-ev sound we’ve all been making when ordering chicken is not the noise, closer to keev, made by Ukrainians when naming their capital. Good to know! [Twitter]
  • The other bombshell: Trump yells into the phone about things that could get him impeached. [Vox]
  • Rep. Jim Jordan thinks Adam Schiff knows who the whistleblower is, and Rep. Devin Nunes knows a bunch of buzzwords. [Politico]
  • Eric Trump would know from boring.
  • And what it’s like to be desperate and off-putting.
  • Aides think now is probably not a good time for Trump to fire anyone. [Washington Post]
  • But they’re just fine with making up rules for keeping asylum seekers out of work. [CNN]
  • Bernie ate a salad. [New York Times]
  • Save us, Liz.

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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It is a shame that too many people on the wrong side of history will never really get their comeuppance (I am an athiest and don’t believe in karma; bite me. I am also using “karma” technically incorrectly but I’m not a Sanskrit scholar so fuck it).

Anyhoo, in the mean time I’m just going to continue enjoying this (Australian comic Aamer Rahman on one of Trump’s supporters):