A political battle has broken out between Pennsylania legislators over whether the state’s booming natural gas industry is spreading STD’s.  A Democatic Rep. wrote a letter accusing the government of downplaying the impact of drilling crews on communities, including noise, traffic and “patronizing bars at night” and “spreading sexually transmitted diseases among the womenfolk”. 

- Apparently before going into politics, this guy was a writer for “Little House on the Prarie”. 

- Who would have thought drilling could lead to the spread of STD’s?  

- I would think “natural gas” would really cut down on romantic encounters with “the womenfolk”.

- Finally!  The real reason some people are against drilling in Alaska!  They don’t want to “spread sexually transmitted diseases among the caribou-folk”!