This is my soap box, The Green Poodle's BLOG, the place where I vent, rant, express my opinions, attempt to educate, and ramble on about whatever is currently on my mind. While feedback is always welcome, please don't be disappointed if what you say has little to no effect on what I say. This is not to say that I am closed minded; far from it. I love a spirited exchange of educated opinions. However, as a wise man once said, "Opinions are like assholes. We all have them and they all stink."