Barack Obama has said goodbye. He has given his final address as U.S. president, echoing his original message of hope and change. Obama wrapped up his eight years in office by looking back at some of his achievements. And he looked ahead to what he calls “the greatest threat to democracy.”
-We must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are. And that’s why, for past eight years, I’ve worked to put the fight against terrorism on a firmer legal footing. That’s why we’ve ended torture, worked to close Gitmo, reformed our laws governing surveillance to protect privacy and civil liberties. That’s why I reject discrimination against Muslim Americans, who are just as patriotic as we are.
Obama addressed thousands of supporters in Chicago, the city where he declared victory for his two terms.
I am asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents; that idea whispered by slaves and abolitionists; that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who marched for justice; that creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon; a creed at the core of every American whose story is not yet written: yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can. Thank you. God bless you. May god continue to bless the United States of America.
Kodoku no gurume new year’s special air.
A special one-hour New Year’s edition of the popular late-night program, kodoku no gurume or the lone grummet on English, is scheduled to air on January 1st, 2016. The broadcast will follow Goro during a business trip to Hokkaido as he ventures downtown for food. However as every place he finds is full, he must trek through the snow and encounter some small restaurants. Kodoku no gurume is the TV show about a middle-aged businessman who samples foods from various minor restaurants. Although the restaurants are all real, they are not considered high-class establishments.