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North Dakota & Pennsylvania to Oilfield Trash-"GET OUT!"

What it's Like To Be Oilfield Trash
Everyday the headlines read something about the hardships hard-working American men  are causing on cities and towns where drilling is occurring.

In Pennsylvania a Congressmen accuses oilfield workers of spreading sexually transmitted disease among his "womenfolks" as he calls them. The issue to him was never

"What were the womenfolks of his community doing dropping their panties for these oilfield workers" or "maybe it was the locals who actually harbored the disease and spread it to the workers to begin with"?

To these locals of Pennsylvania it's ok if you are a Penn State football coach who knew your staff was a child molester for over the last 9 years and not report it to the authorities-Hey the locals support this so much they take to the streets and overturn news vans and break windows, destroying the property of others so they can show their support for the staff that seemed to condone child molesting.

These are the same people calling us "Oilfield Trash"-If the term distinguishes me from them then I wear the moniker proudly.


The issue is the same in Williston North Dakota
City Councils there have started banning new "Man Camp" permits-meaning that the camps provided by the companies to house and feed their workers will no longer receive permitting. The reason the councils quote for this is because they cannot handle the influx of people-it's just to much of a burden on their resources. The excuse is just another lie the locals use to disguise the real truth.

Obviously a "Man Camp" by definition is designed to remove much of the burden off cities and stopping them would actually increase the burden on cities as the workers would need to find private housing. Maybe you have already guessed it-the city does not make money off the men staying in "Man Camps" so they want the Man Camps gone. The camps mean lost revenue for those on the council that own rental housing. Man Camps mean lost revenue for those that own the RV Parks. Man Camps also feed the workers this means lost revenue for the food and dining sector.

In North Dakota communities could care less about oilfield workers-in their greed all they want is the money and to hell with the living conditions and the individuals. In Williston you are nothing more than "Oilfield Trash"... nevermind that you are an honest hard-working American man far from home trying your best to provide a living for your family.

To these bigots of North Dakota you are trash.

Still have your doubts?

If they had their way in Williston, North Dakota your kids would not be allowed to ride the school bus with local kids-Oilfield Trash would have separate bathrooms and drinking fountains...you get the idea I'm sure.

If you still have your doubts that the prejudice exists in Williston-

This incident happened last night in a restaurant at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Williston as reported to me by a friend


My boss, was jumped in a restaurant last night in Williston, North Dakota...

Here's what happened..

He and his wife went to the little local country club... They were expecting other guests.. As such, they moved two tables together. The waiter came over and jumped all over him for it.

Ended up in an argument about it, but eventually, He just let it go. About 10 minutes later, a large group comes in.. They move tables together, and none of the staff said anything to them. So He calls the waiter over.. The waiter jumps all over his a**, calling him "white oilfield trash", and proceeds to start yelling at his wife.. Words got exchanged, to say the least.. He finally says screw it, and he and his wife turn to leave.. At which point, the waiter jumps him from behind, knocking him out....

It was made VERY clear that "trash" was not welcome on the property.

To those of you who take offense to not only being treated like trash but to those that also have a dislike for cowardly back jumping waiters you should stop by this club in Williston have a couple of shots of whiskey then share your concerns with the staff.

Contact details;

"Missouri Club" 

Located at

Eagle Ridge Golf Club
6401 3rd Ave E
PO Box 4125
Williston, ND 58801


As for me, if being "Oilfield Trash" means I am an honest hard-working man that provides for my family with back-breaking labor and the handful of skills the good lord provided me with then I accept the tag with pride.

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Tags: bigots, club, dakota, eagle, golf, north, oilfield, pennsylvania, prejudice, ridge, More…trash, williston

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Comment by Jeffrey Massie on November 11, 2011 at 12:28pm
I guess you can call me "oilfield Trash"
Comment by Denise Burrows on November 11, 2011 at 12:32pm

Oilfield Trash born and bred..  And damned proud of it.  :)

Comment by Michael Wright on November 11, 2011 at 12:40pm

WOW, I haven't heard of anything like that up here. I'm in Dickinson with Baker Hughes, and have always been treated nicely. I also worked out of Minot and never had any problems with any of the locals when I was hauling water. I know Williston is a bit crazy, but I can't imagine this happening to myself from my own personal experiences. To add, Dickinson has a very nice little 18 hole track, which I like to play, and have been treated very well there too. Honestly I don't know how to comment on this, as this has not been my experience.

Comment by Michael Taylor on November 11, 2011 at 12:44pm

I would love to take myself, my buddy "cornbread" but believe he's corn fed, and a few other 7 footer oil field trash into that place and have a little fun. What jerks!! Im a big time golfer but I wouldnt play golf at that place if it were free. Times are starting to change. Im just glad it wasnt my significant other that waiter decided to be sh!tty with... I'd still be in jail....

Comment by Duffy Lewis on November 11, 2011 at 12:48pm
Yes sir Drilling up here in southern PA and we exp some of these prejudices as well
...and as for the std's... The local women seem to be very interested in any man with a job
They know exactly what they are doing dropping panties for about any rig worker they meet
... Not saying all of them , but I figure the std having ones are mostly this way, have had several discussions w folks about is ruining the economy and enviroment, mostly the seem to be miss informed or ignorant of the facts concerning our practices and guidelines .. And concerned that once the oilfield leaves the locals won't work for minimum wage any more..
Comment by Bobby Adams on November 11, 2011 at 1:08pm

Great  I'm going to be work up there soon



Comment by Angelic Calderon on November 11, 2011 at 1:18pm

"WOW" Thats crazy. I'm glad were not in those area's. I live in Texas and my husband works out of Louisiana and we haven't had any problems. Most everyone that we come across think's my husband job is very cool, I think the only thing that get's on my nerves is the big ? always asked......How can you stand him being gone so much. It is a way of life and everyone has their own way of living. We love our life and I'm very proud of my hard working man.

These people that did that to that couple in that resturant have NO CLASS.....I could care less how much money they have. Money can't buy class or decency.

Comment by Paul Tinnes on November 11, 2011 at 1:42pm

I am on the phone with the owner currently, he is explaining the situation to me.  Took my address and will send a gift certificate to me for my enjoyment and I expect he will be registering and putting his comments in reply.

Comment by Lane "Tiger" Merritt on November 11, 2011 at 2:29pm

Just remember up north there are a lot of  blue states tends to vote for the Democratic Party, The most of whom eather don't work, or can not make an informed decision. They will cry because oil and gas is so high, but don't want us to drill in their area. and Yes, I'm sure the girls would like to get some one who would work and make money to take care of them, There haas all ways been the democrates who want something for nothing, I have worked in the oil field for 35 years, and even here in the south, cops in small towns knew who was coming home from offshore and give out tickets, so we could pay our fair share. Keep posting the name and address or phone number of the places that should be off limits to workers. Maybe soon and very soon the South will rise again and we can drill here till we run out of oil.

Comment by Denise Burrows on November 11, 2011 at 2:30pm

Yeah, Paul, I heard his "rendition" of the truth.  Granted, there are always two sides to everything.  That being said, if some a**hole came up to my significant other and started screaming in their face, calling them "f*cking trash", I believe said a**hole would DESERVE a punch.  Now, I've known Mitch most of my life..  And he has NEVER gone off unprovoked like the owner says he did.  Besides that, Mitch and his wife were not alone when this happened.  Someone else witnessed it.  That someone was an Oilfield Company man..  


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