Lib Lawmaker Says Fracking Causes Venereal Disease in Womenfolk

A lib lawmaker claims workers at natural gas drilling well sites are “spreading sexually transmitted disease amongst the womenfolk.”

Lib Dem idiot of the day Rep. Michael Sturla

A liberal democratic politician in Pennsylvania claimed in an email that fracking causes venereal disease in women.
Penn Live reported:

A state lawmaker is explaining his remark that suggests the impact of Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry includes the spread of sexually transmitted disease “amongst the womenfolk.”

Democratic Rep. Michael Sturla of Lancaster County was expected to discuss the remark at a previously scheduled hearing Wednesday on gas drilling.

His remark was made in comments e-mailed to a reporter in which he accused a Corbett administration official of downplaying the seriousness of community impacts created by drilling.

The state Republican Party on Tuesday evening called the remark offensive and incredibly stupid.

Sturla defended his comments today.

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  • Spartan

    Did someone explain to him that this about oil and gas in the hearing and not sex education???

  • shibumi

    I don’t think “fracking” means what he think it means.

  • Spartan

    That it is indeed a DIFFERENT kind of drilling????

  • big L

    “womenfolk”? “…and then one day he was shootin’ at some food and upfromtheground came a bubblin’crude, oil that is,Texas tea, black gold…”

  • Stuart

    Is she really that fracking ignorant?

  • Yeosailor

    Just the womenfolk? Guess the menfolk are immune…

    I’m just sitting here laughing at the ludicrosityness of it!

  • StandUpChuck

    Fracking causes leg spreading….

  • Andreas K.

    And the feminists… are all silent.

  • ar05075

    Liberalism causes venereal disease in women.

  • chewydog

    What the frack is wrong with dems?

  • Militant Conservative

    Bill Clinton causes V.D.

    Fracking causes jobs.

    Democrats cause poverty

    powder is dry

  • Ozark Lee

    She is actually probably correct, all of the roughnecks from Louisiana come to town and they bring their “baggage” with them. There is one obvious solution – don’t have casual sex with roughnecks.

    I’m not dissing these guys at all but the work hard and play hard.


  • The Triguy

    That’s because the comment wasn’t made by a conservative. Then, of course, they would have plenty to say.

    This guy must be a Battestar Gallactica fan.l

  • jorgen

    Yet another clear indication that being a liberal is a brain disease.

  • Ozark Lee

    My bad, I should have said He instead She.


  • mg4us

    The “D” in DemocRAT is for Dumb. .

  • Adirondack Patriot

    What the frack? I know that cork soaking leads to herpes, but fracking leads to VD?

    #2 is right.

  • Guys cut-it-out you’re making me spew diet coke threw my nose.

  • daryl

    Fracking begets oil-field hands that begets natural gas that is used to heat and cool the house, that begets more fracking.
    If a woman sees an oil-field hand she likes at the Saturday night dance I suppose there’s always the off chance someone is gonna get an std, but spreading it works both ways and who’s to say there wasn’t vd in the community already?
    And when was the last time a rodeo was in town? Damn Sturla! Didn’t someone in your family tell you as a boy that toilet seats is just as guilty as fracking!? Wake up man!!

  • SacTownMan

    And here I thought it came from toilet seats!

  • Ipso Facto

    It seems this guy is talking about Murtha’s “rednecks”. Not only is the guy ludicrous, but think about what he’s and the Democrats are trying to accomplish in their efforts to stop fracking.

    They simply can’t stand anything that will make us energy independent or create jobs. They hate the energy industry so much that they are willing make the most absurd of arguments to shut them down.

    He should have just come out and said, “Listen, fracking is going to cause both the price of gas and unemployment to go down, and we’ll have none of THAT!”

  • If the local boys would only take care of the local girls there would be no problem. The truth be known, the oil workers have a lot of money. It pays well. Young chicks like guys who have a lot of money to spend.

    Note to the local guys. Get a job with a driller.

  • Chris in N.Va.

    And here all along I thought it was those plaid flannel shirts that caused all that them thar bad ol’ nasty stuff that happens in all of them thar roadhouses and bars and such.

    Well, I sho’ ’nuff do feel much more gooder edjyoomikkated now that the DUMMIEicRATS are on the job, yessiree bob-a-roonie. Yup yup yup.

    Wadda maroon!

  • tarpon

    Well that’s a first …. Must have it mixed up with something else. Why would you frack your ….

  • vagabond trader

    Oh no, rotflol, he didn’t say that did he? 😆 😆

  • rbosque

    Listening to the droning of stupid liberals might cause VD of the brain.

    Which would explain alot actually…

  • Patty

    Obviously, they didn’t throw away the mold when Gore was created. They sent it to this guys parents.

    Liberals have said so many ridiculous things to stop drilling production and even today I heard that the environmentalists are upset with Canada Pipeline. Mind you they have had 400 spills but the most oil that was spilled was something like 60 gallons…the others were so minor really nothing hardly.

    This rep. should be voted out. Plain and simple. Vote all the left liberals out.

  • Invisigoth

    This comment would make perfect sense if he was a Battlestar Galactica fan and trying to be funny. It actually would be funny and if he came out and said that, this would be over.

    Apart from that, well.. I didn’t get an A in Health class in high school so maybe its possible for heavy machinery to cause std’s? BAHA

  • workingclass artist


  • Big Kahuna

    Liberals are a venereal disease !

    Does this mean that having sex or oral sex causes oil and gas to fill pipelines ??

    What a fracking moron

  • daryl

    easy for you to say, Island Turtle, laying out there on the beach with an umbrella drink in your hand.
    How goes it down there on the Redneck Riviera, Corky?

  • Louie_DaSmasher

    “. . . Sturla went on to say the frackers have long been known to be carriers of the disease. Women frequenting fracker-snacker bars are especially at high risk.

    To support his claims, Rep. Schula submitted testimony by leading fracker-quackers in Pennsylvania medical community, all of whom leant support to the dangers of fracking with frackers.

    Because of the health dangers revealed in this controversy, many in the fracker-quacker medical community find themselves besieged by unwanted emails due to a rising number of fracker-quacker-hackers.

    Police and local FBI officials are now involved, providing fracker-quacker-hacker-trackers to investigate.

    Until the issue is settled, the public is advised to closely monitor the activities of frackers, fracker-quackers, fracker-quacker-hackers and fracker-quacker-hacker-trackers .”

    Stay tuned . . . .

  • daryl

    #31 asked of Corky Boyd’s comment at #22

  • President Potemkin

    This is up there with island tipping! How do these people continue to get elected?

  • justbelieveit

    Maybe Sturla should quit sniffing Debbie Wasserman Schultz fracking gas. He sounds just as fracking dumb as she is. Liberlism is a mental disorder~~that’s an understatment.

  • Why JUST the women?


  • daryl

    Wouldn’t it be easier just to give them all a shot of penicillin?

  • So which will it be, “Fracking” a new hook-up slang or “fracking” is the gas stupid Democrats produce when they try to improvise off the talking points memos.

  • Ashamed to say I live in the next county over. The DEMS cannot stand that we have an abundance of natural gas in this State (PA). They are killing the COAL industry and now want to TAX, OBSTRUCT, LIE, COERCE the population of this State. WISH we had RECALL in PA.

  • I think they’re drilling in the wrong places, then.

  • vityas

    This day just keeps getting better and better. Someone needs to let the helium out of me before I float away from the elation of it.

  • Valerie

    According to Sturla, any economic activity that attracts people to work in an area would have the same effect. Does this mean that Texas gets credit for lowering the STD rate in other states?

    Just sayin’.

  • FedUp

    This moron (mis)represents my county. It is time for him to go the way of the wild Dodo! A totally useless POS!

  • madtntaxpayer

    Hey #32 LMAO BTW, Is Sturla a fracker-yacker for revealing this terrible state of fracker-shacker-upper affairs in PA?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    A liberal democratic politician in Pennsylvania claimed in an email that fracking causes venereal disease in women.

    Always a possibility, if one fracks too many women….

  • Muckdog

    Not if you put a condom on the drill bit!

  • bg
  • How about some stimulus money to subsidize the chastity belt industry. As with electric cars it will produce something nobody wants for a pupose Democrats deem essential for the well being of the planet.

  • Joanne

    What about the menfolk – aren’t they involved in the fracking? Where there are jobs, there is fracking! Go figure.

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  • Rock

    OK, so fracking what, el dumbo ever heard of Aids, who does he want to blame there, Santa Clause?


    “A liberal democratic politician in Pennsylvania”


    enough said

  • jony101

    It’s fracking unbelievable what people will actually believe. Some people will actually think this is the truth what this guy is saying.

  • Rock

    #53 August 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Get a grip will you, if you followed the link as most here did, you know what was said. That we have a little fun at his liberal foolishness is what, compared to how Ed Schultz intentionally edited a segment of film to paint Perry as raciest on national TV.

  • martha

    Going into the supermarket this afternoon, some earnest 20 something wearing some sort of earth day tee shirt asked me to sign a petiton against Fracking, I told her Im for fracking, the marcellus shale, drill here drill now and Michelle Bachmann for president. She was speechless.
    When I came out of the supermarket she approached me again and before she could open her mouth I told her in case there was any question-yes I’M TEA PARTY!
    all could she say was “Good for You” I told her we were going to save the country whether she liked it or not.
    Crickets after that

  • Ohio Granny

    This is what he wants his wife to believe. “honey, you got from the fracking”.

  • Melski

    I think this dolt was, like Obama, off telepromter and didn’t mean fracking! You know, like Obama and Corps and corpse.

  • Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Well, I’d say the same thing too if my girlfriend got VD and I gave it to her.

  • chemman

    Late stage STD’s have been known to cause brain damage. I wonder!

  • John H Dorge

    Again, another odd thing to get upset about. No doubt – VD is a stupid argument to be making – but ultimately there was an upswing in STDs. It’s factually correct.

    Now, the fact that “population increases lead to higher STD rates” is sort of an obvious observation to make is a sensible reaction to it. But, mockery and vitriol seem pretty much out of place.

  • Finncrisp

    I would say that being a liberal causes loss of cognitive thought. These fracking idiots are really tiresome; why doesn’t anyone listen to to these dimwits?

  • Gimme a Break, I’m just a Hobbit

    He’s from Lancaster County so he must be talking about those wild Amish womenfolk.

  • dunce

    I think that those women folk are spreading venereal disease among the drillers.

  • Molon Labe

    Progressivism causesa veneral disease of the mind.

  • Sage0925

    ROTFLMFAO…what??? Being a conservative, I’m pretty well convinced that Dems are whacked…but damn! Does this dork even know what fracking is???

    This is pretty much on par with Hank “Guam might tip over” Johnson! Seriously, who votes for these people??? Are Americans really THAT stupid?

    Thanks for the laugh this evening!

  • Sage0925

    BTW…”incredibly stupid” has GOT to be understatement of the year!

  • bg


    #4 August 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    big L commented:



  • stop2think

    Umm, sir, that’s drilling the ground, not vaginas.

  • BMF

    I’m confused. If fracking causes STD, then doesn’t it also create new future taxpayers. New taxpayers means Mr. Sturla could vote for more spending.

    I think Represenative Sturla may get a phone call from Nancy warning him to stop fracking around and stick to her talking points.

  • John

    So the question for today is: Who is more of an idiot? This idiot or the people who elect these idiots to office?

  • banshee

    #60 Higher populations may see more cases of STDs, but that does not necessarily mean that the RATE of occurrence of STDs will increase.

    Unless a greater proportion of the newcomers are practicing unsafe fracking.

  • Haiku Guy

    If UR using hydraulic fracturing equipment, UR doing it wrong…

  • I mean what can ya say that hasn’t already been said?
    Yes, yes, someone has their verbs bassackwards.


  • IlonaE

    Good Lord – I had a couple laugh out loud moments from this article. Has anyone checked to see if this knothead has blood flowing to his brain? Is he allowed to drive? Can we see the statistics backing up the relationship of hydrofracking to STD’s – or has money already been appropriated to do a $1million dollar study by the Feds?

  • Davo

    I guess he just needs to get out to western PA and hand out some free fracking rubbers to 3ed graders.

  • Truelibguy

    Oil and gas worker are spreading STD’s, so all oil and gas productions should be shut down forever. Corn gas is murder. Windmills eat birds, solar displaces turtles, hydro chops fish, coal is beyond evil, nuclear, talk to the hand. All energy production is evil. The only answer is to rid the world of all humans to save to the planet, then it will be a paradise.

  • james

    Hey just another democrat

  • Scott

    It is stupidity this profound that gves the left in this country their well deserved reputation for being UNHINGED.

  • Jeff H

    The one thing that assuredly makes the speaker of an incredibly stupid remark appear even more stupid? Defending the stupid remark.

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  • ChipsterNGA

    I did my share of horizontal drilling in eastern PA in the 70’s. You’ll have a very hard time convincing me of the otherwise tender virtue of PA womenfolk in the absence of frackers from TX and LA.

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  • NealK

    In the world of Battlestar Galactica, fracking definitely causes venereal disease. Maybe that’s what he meant.

    Or maybe he’s just a complete idiot.

  • Sturla just misunderstood. When they said “fracking for gas” he thought they said “fracking for ass”.

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  • Jason

    Them durn oil baronesses; they’ll frack anything!

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  • Gringo

    Ah well, oil field trash has invaded Pennsylvania, the state where oil well drilling began in the US. 🙂
    Speaking as a former OFT myself.

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  • Let’s change the name of the process to “frelling” and confuse the crap out of him…

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