Did you catch something very significant that happened last night at the 79th Annual [tag-ice]Academy Awards[/tag-ice]?
Hollywood has a new cause.
"We are all green," according to Melissa Etheridge whose song "I Need to Wake Up" won over music from Cars and Dreamgirls.
They believe, almost with religious fervor, that the above average temps we’re experiencing at certain times and in certain places except the Northeast, are the direct result of too many Chevys. (They get the write-off on all their Mercedi, BMW’s and Lexi, of course).
Hollywood enthusiastically gave my neighbor Al Gore’s controversial film An Inconvenient Truth not one award, but two. And in his sermon last night [tag-tec]Al Gore[/tag-tec] preached that global warming is a moral issue.
Get ready for the ride…
I’m not here to debate. If you want me to sum up my opinion about it all, I think the weather moves in cycles, just like everything else on this planet, including markets and real estate. I currently fall into the camp, being led by the “other scientists” that the warmth could be sunspots acting up again. (It’s happened before during past periods).
Tennessee’s 11 Electoral Votes
Al Gore, who incidentally, lost his home state of Tennessee in the infamous 2000 election, is a lot like other celebrities who preach the message. But do they actually practice it? Big corporate jets, expensive gas guzzling cars, fancy mansions, etc. Talk, after all, can get rather expensive.
I’m not a political expert, but [tag-self]Al Gore[/tag-self] was not real popular with some Nashvillians during that campaign. Could it have been because his entourage closed down sections of the interstates and literally stopped traffic every time he came to town? How many resources did that use up?
Many experts believe if Al Gore had won Tennessee he would have won the election. There’s a whole lot of truth to that which may be inconvenient too, nevertheless. I guess it goes back to a prophet is not known in his own land kind of concept. Or, perhaps maybe he is …
So here’s my point about our investments. If this movement really gains momentum, we will probably see many more government regulations in rehabbing and construction. There will be more and more forced “greening” of our properties. That may get inconvenient and expensive for us.