Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Drill, baby, drill!

Courtesy of a link at Dad29's place, we learn that a Pennsylvania legislator has a problem with the influx of oil workers into his State.

Democratic Representative Mike Sturla of Lancaster County wrote in an e-mail to a reporter that workers at well sites are “spreading sexually transmitted disease amongst the womenfolk.”

. . .

Sturla defended his comments during a House Democratic Caucus meeting on Marcellus Shale. He said other industries bringing “thousands of people” into the state would also result in a rise in STDs.

“It’s just you can’t whitewash it and say it doesn’t exist,” said Sturla.

There's more at the link.

What can one say, except:

  • Oh, those fracking oil workers!
  • I've never heard of whitewash being able to cure STD's, so 'whitewashing it' won't work anyway!



Anonymous said...

Yep all those Amish go-go girls working for tips at the buggy stops are at real risk of getting STD's.

Having grown up in PA I can tell you that towns like Canton, Pottville, Schukill Haven, Hazelton and Oil City were wild places for railroaders, coal miners and rough necks for the last 100 years.


Old NFO said...

As usual it's NEVER the local's fault... :-)

trailbee said...

It takes two - of whatever gender ...