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(CBS New York)   Someone decides to put up a road sign to honor a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a hit-and-run in the Hamptons. And as usual someone has a problem with this   (newyork.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2014-08-06 12:03:57 AM  
a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala

While the "hit" part may not have been remarkable he really nailed the "run" part.

July of 2012

I think two years more than sufficient for a roadside memorial.
 
2014-08-06 12:52:25 AM  

fusillade762: a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala

While the "hit" part may not have been remarkable he really nailed the "run" part.

July of 2012

I think two years more than sufficient for a roadside memorial.


You want to know how I know you really didn't pay attention to the article?
 
2014-08-06 01:03:16 AM  
Snobs!
 
2014-08-06 01:26:03 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: fusillade762: a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala

While the "hit" part may not have been remarkable he really nailed the "run" part.

July of 2012

I think two years more than sufficient for a roadside memorial.

You want to know how I know you really didn't pay attention to the article?


What? TFA said:

Walsh was walking on Rose Hill Road just steps from the Water Mill Convent in July of 2012 when police say a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala.

Are you saying she wasn't killed two years ago? Or that the sign wasn't put up then? I'm honestly not sure what I'm missing.
 
2014-08-06 02:51:54 AM  

fusillade762: Darth_Lukecash: fusillade762: a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala

While the "hit" part may not have been remarkable he really nailed the "run" part.

July of 2012

I think two years more than sufficient for a roadside memorial.

You want to know how I know you really didn't pay attention to the article?

What? TFA said:

Walsh was walking on Rose Hill Road just steps from the Water Mill Convent in July of 2012 when police say a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala.

Are you saying she wasn't killed two years ago? Or that the sign wasn't put up then? I'm honestly not sure what I'm missing.


This is a roadside memorial.

www.ghostlyactivities.com
This is what they did.
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They just renamed part of the street for the Sister.  It wasn't a roadside memorial, they renamed that chunk of the road.

One is a temporary memorial, the other was supposedly a longer one.
 
2014-08-06 02:52:22 AM  
Central Americans sure do like killing nuns.
 
2014-08-06 02:52:51 AM  
"Every time someone visits, I am forced to recount this tragedy because they ask who Sister Jackie was."
"While I have no doubt Sister Jackie was a wonderful person...her tragic death while visiting us is not an event residents wish to recall."


We here in Water Mill don't like to have to think about unpleasant things like death and tragedy. We only like to talk about the trivial banalities of grooming our poodles, dah-ling.

Oh, and fusillade, my dear? It's a road sign, an official road sign, not an informal memorial. It's not like someone just stuck a few candles by the side of the road; the town council or whoever voted to put it up, and only they can vote to take it down.
 
2014-08-06 02:53:09 AM  
Nun shall pass.
 
2014-08-06 02:55:44 AM  
Just reading the headline, I was about to lean towards the sign-opponents, since sending out a message - however good it may be - does not give you the right to install things that are distracting for drivers or offensive.

But according to the article, their only objection is "we don't want to be remembered about that thing"?

Fark them, or even better: rename the street to "Holocaust Alley".
 
2014-08-06 02:56:56 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: They just renamed part of the street for the Sister.


No, they didn't:

"local code prevents name changes without an official resolution".

I mean, they did, in the same way I just renamed you Señor McWanky Whale-Farts.

Their roadside memorial may be fancier (it is the Hamptons, after all), but it is still just a roadside memorial.
 
2014-08-06 03:02:15 AM  
Hey, it's better than those ultra tacky roadside flower/teddy bear/wooden cross displays.
 
2014-08-06 03:08:47 AM  
Was he driving an ambulance?
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2014-08-06 03:10:22 AM  
Those hamptons people are really better than the rest of us because they're rich
 
2014-08-06 03:14:42 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Darth_Lukecash: They just renamed part of the street for the Sister.

No, they didn't:

"local code prevents name changes without an official resolution".

I mean, they did, in the same way I just renamed you Señor McWanky Whale-Farts.

Their roadside memorial may be fancier (it is the Hamptons, after all), but it is still just a roadside memorial.


ArcadianRefugee: Darth_Lukecash: They just renamed part of the street for the Sister.

No, they didn't:

"local code prevents name changes without an official resolution".

I mean, they did, in the same way I just renamed you Señor McWanky Whale-Farts.

Their roadside memorial may be fancier (it is the Hamptons, after all), but it is still just a roadside memorial.


It wasn't done by the people. This was done officially

FTFA: It was installed by Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor to memorialize a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

"We came out to see that sign, and as people who knew her and loved her, it was very heartwarming," said St. Edward parishioner Joann Grim.
But now, there is push back from the 43 residents who live on Rose Hill Road. According to a new town survey, the vast majority of homeowners voted against the sign, McLogan reported.


So basically the town originally loved it. Just these 43 residents are being biatches and using a technicality.
 
2014-08-06 03:26:08 AM  
Roadside memorials are inappropriate. People die all the time in various places.

There are places to remember the dead. They're called cemeteries.

Or Detroit.
 
2014-08-06 03:31:08 AM  
Well, if the sign is intended to celebrate this nuns accomplishments and not her death, they can put it somewhere else in the area,she served in Long Island. And hopefully avoid gratuitous comments about 1 percenters coming from the superintendent of highways.
 
2014-08-06 03:32:04 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: One is a temporary memorial, the other was supposedly a longer one.


Gyrfalcon: "Every time someone visits, I am forced to recount this tragedy because they ask who Sister Jackie was."
"While I have no doubt Sister Jackie was a wonderful person...her tragic death while visiting us is not an event residents wish to recall."

We here in Water Mill don't like to have to think about unpleasant things like death and tragedy. We only like to talk about the trivial banalities of grooming our poodles, dah-ling.

Oh, and fusillade, my dear? It's a road sign, an official road sign, not an informal memorial. It's not like someone just stuck a few candles by the side of the road; the town council or whoever voted to put it up, and only they can vote to take it down.


Ah, OK, got it.
 
2014-08-06 03:42:31 AM  
And then there were nun.
 
2014-08-06 03:44:03 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: It wasn't done by the people. This was done officially

FTFA: It was installed by Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor to memorialize a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

"We came out to see that sign, and as people who knew her and loved her, it was very heartwarming," said St. Edward parishioner Joann Grim.
But now, there is push back from the 43 residents who live on Rose Hill Road. According to a new town survey, the vast majority of homeowners voted against the sign, McLogan reported.

So basically the town originally loved it. Just these 43 residents are being biatches and using a technicality.


Darth_Lukecash: It wasn't done by the people. This was done officially

FTFA: It was installed by Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor to memorialize a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

"We came out to see that sign, and as people who knew her and loved her, it was very heartwarming," said St. Edward parishioner Joann Grim.
But now, there is push back from the 43 residents who live on Rose Hill Road. According to a new town survey, the vast majority of homeowners voted against the sign, McLogan reported.

So basically the town originally loved it. Just these 43 residents are being biatches and using a technicality.


OK, how about we settle on "unofficially officially"?
 
2014-08-06 03:53:26 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-06 03:57:28 AM  
Who wants to bet the people on that street are more upset about losing their gardener than they were when they heard about this woman's passing?
 
2014-08-06 03:58:24 AM  
So when can we start getting rid of gravestones? Those things are a creepy eyesore that block housing development!
 
2014-08-06 04:04:10 AM  
So, what's the over/under on the people complaining about the sign being the same ones who employed the Guatemalan gardener?

/oh, and the flying nun flew because of the wind, not because she was rear ended by a Pontiac.
//It wasn't until later that Sally got rear ended in a Pontiac.
 
2014-08-06 04:04:10 AM  

puffy999: Who wants to bet the people on that street are more upset about losing their gardener than they were when they heard about this woman's passing?


Their gardeners provide a direct benefit to their lives. This woman did not.

Why should that be an issue?
 
2014-08-06 04:05:32 AM  

Satanus Maximus: So when can we start getting rid of gravestones? Those things are a creepy eyesore that block housing development!


i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-06 04:13:47 AM  

Gyrfalcon: "Every time someone visits, I am forced to recount this tragedy because they ask who Sister Jackie was."
"While I have no doubt Sister Jackie was a wonderful person...her tragic death while visiting us is not an event residents wish to recall."

We here in Water Mill don't like to have to think about unpleasant things like death and tragedy. We only like to talk about the trivial banalities of grooming our poodles, dah-ling.

Oh, and fusillade, my dear? It's a road sign, an official road sign, not an informal memorial. It's not like someone just stuck a few candles by the side of the road; the town council or whoever voted to put it up, and only they can vote to take it down.


And the chance of that happening are slim and nun.
 
2014-08-06 04:19:18 AM  

robohobo: puffy999: Who wants to bet the people on that street are more upset about losing their gardener than they were when they heard about this woman's passing?

Their gardeners provide a direct benefit to their lives. This woman did not.

Why should that be an issue?


This isn't about Sister Jackies life and works. There is no requirement to rename the street on which she was killed. It could be a street anywhere.

Maybe they should change the sign to "Sister Jackies Bloody Way".
 
2014-08-06 04:21:00 AM  
Are we really arguing about whether is was a sign or a roadside memorial. Why was there a survey anyway, they obviously have nothing better to do.
 
2014-08-06 04:22:25 AM  

robohobo: Their gardeners provide a direct benefit to their lives. This woman did not.

Why should that be an issue?


Well, someone's gardener provided a direct end to her life.
 
2014-08-06 04:22:42 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Darth_Lukecash: It wasn't done by the people. This was done officially

FTFA: It was installed by Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor to memorialize a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

"We came out to see that sign, and as people who knew her and loved her, it was very heartwarming," said St. Edward parishioner Joann Grim.
But now, there is push back from the 43 residents who live on Rose Hill Road. According to a new town survey, the vast majority of homeowners voted against the sign, McLogan reported.

So basically the town originally loved it. Just these 43 residents are being biatches and using a technicality.

Darth_Lukecash: It wasn't done by the people. This was done officially

FTFA: It was installed by Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor to memorialize a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

"We came out to see that sign, and as people who knew her and loved her, it was very heartwarming," said St. Edward parishioner Joann Grim.
But now, there is push back from the 43 residents who live on Rose Hill Road. According to a new town survey, the vast majority of homeowners voted against the sign, McLogan reported.

So basically the town originally loved it. Just these 43 residents are being biatches and using a technicality.

OK, how about we settle on "unofficially officially"?


Something like that ;)
 
2014-08-06 04:22:47 AM  

Animatronik: robohobo: puffy999: Who wants to bet the people on that street are more upset about losing their gardener than they were when they heard about this woman's passing?

Their gardeners provide a direct benefit to their lives. This woman did not.

Why should that be an issue?

This isn't about Sister Jackies life and works. There is no requirement to rename the street on which she was killed. It could be a street anywhere.

Maybe they should change the sign to "Sister Jackies Bloody Way".


One of Wes Craven's lesser-known early works.
 
2014-08-06 04:23:13 AM  
*rolls eyes,  makes jackoff motion*
 
2014-08-06 04:23:20 AM  
In my town a few years ago two teenagers smashed into a metal streetlight pole at high speed. The passenger, best friend of the driver, died.
Affixed to the pole is now a poem written by the dead boy's sister, expressing her anger AT THE POLE for taking her brother's life.

Poetic license, I'm sure, but still weird/funny/sad all at the same time.

There's a cross there at the wreck site. Folks around here are pretty tolerant of roadside memorials. Nobody tries to change any street signs, though
 
2014-08-06 04:26:03 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: In my town a few years ago two teenagers smashed into a metal streetlight pole at high speed. The passenger, best friend of the driver, died.
Affixed to the pole is now a poem written by the dead boy's sister, expressing her anger AT THE POLE for taking her brother's life.

Poetic license, I'm sure, but still weird/funny/sad all at the same time.

There's a cross there at the wreck site. Folks around here are pretty tolerant of roadside memorials. Nobody tries to change any street signs, though


Was the dipshiat driver drunk?

/drunk drivers are one of the few things I'm down with zero tolerance for
 
2014-08-06 04:32:41 AM  
If I were nearby, I'd make a big, stinky dump right at the base of that sign pole. I don't really care that they removed the sign honoring the nun, I just like crapping in public.
 
2014-08-06 04:40:46 AM  
If I die on a road, don't farkin' name that road after me. Fark that road. That road is evil and bad. Dig that road up and launch the asphalt with my blood on it into the farkin' nearest volcano. Plant trees in the holes where the asphalt was and shoot out the street lights. Let nature have that shiat back.
 
2014-08-06 04:42:04 AM  
cips.uottawa.ca

I was kinda hoping it was one of these with a nun on it instead if the little immigrant family.

/straight to hell
 
2014-08-06 04:53:40 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: ...

It wasn't done by the people. This was done officially

FTFA: It was installed by Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor to memorialize a 59-year-old nun who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident.

"We came out to see that sign, and as people who knew her and loved her, it was very heartwarming," said St. Edward parishioner Joann Grim.
But now, there is push back from the 43 residents who live on Rose Hill Road. According to a new town survey, the vast majority of homeowners voted against the sign, McLogan reported.

So basically the town originally loved it. Just these 43 residents are being biatches and using a technicality.


Well, Superintendent Gregor and Joan Grim liked it, you are rather presuming on the rest of the town's feelings.

However it does seem as though Superintendent of Highways is an elected position, so we may yet get an answer as to the general feeling.
 
2014-08-06 04:53:41 AM  

robohobo: Huck And Molly Ziegler: In my town a few years ago two teenagers smashed into a metal streetlight pole at high speed. The passenger, best friend of the driver, died.
Affixed to the pole is now a poem written by the dead boy's sister, expressing her anger AT THE POLE for taking her brother's life.

Poetic license, I'm sure, but still weird/funny/sad all at the same time.

There's a cross there at the wreck site. Folks around here are pretty tolerant of roadside memorials. Nobody tries to change any street signs, though

Was the dipshiat driver drunk?

/drunk drivers are one of the few things I'm down with zero tolerance for


Hit and Run is possibly worse. Hit and run is the height of moral cowardice.
 
2014-08-06 04:54:26 AM  

Mentalpatient87: [cips.uottawa.ca image 260x197]

I was kinda hoping it was one of these with a nun on it instead if the little immigrant family.

/straight to hell


Is that farking nonsense for real? Please say it's a mock up.
 
2014-08-06 04:59:02 AM  

robohobo: Mentalpatient87: [cips.uottawa.ca image 260x197]

I was kinda hoping it was one of these with a nun on it instead if the little immigrant family.

/straight to hell

Is that farking nonsense for real? Please say it's a mock up.


Nope. You see 'em down around San Diego and points south and even as far north as San Onofre.
 
2014-08-06 05:02:21 AM  
N.Y.
police say a gardener working nearby ran her down and then eventually fled to his native Guatemala.


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2014-08-06 05:15:25 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: robohobo: Mentalpatient87: [cips.uottawa.ca image 260x197]

I was kinda hoping it was one of these with a nun on it instead if the little immigrant family.

/straight to hell

Is that farking nonsense for real? Please say it's a mock up.

Nope. You see 'em down around San Diego and points south and even as far north as San Onofre.


The coyotes dump their cargo before the checkpoints, and sometimes they'll run across I-5 since there isn't anywhere but the ocean on one side and Camp Pendleton on the other.
 
2014-08-06 05:33:24 AM  
Oke, take down all memorials now.

9/11 memorial? Any idea how many tourists come and ask? fark that shiat. Forget the past. It's hard to think about.
 
2014-08-06 05:51:49 AM  
You live in the farking Hamptons. You are rich beyond your wildest dreams, and the only thing you have to worry about is a sign, for some poor lady who got run down. Wow, you people really have no lives. Like telling someone about this nice lady gets you all butt hurt and sobby every time, and drags you through the darkest black hell of depression. fark off, and mind your own goddam business. Maybe we should take down MLK signs, or JFK, or Washington, because they are all dead, and why should i have to be bothered explaining who they were? it makes my fat wallet all sobby.
 
2014-08-06 05:57:03 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: You live in the farking Hamptons. You are rich beyond your wildest dreams, and the only thing you have to worry about is a sign, for some poor lady who got run down. Wow, you people really have no lives. Like telling someone about this nice lady gets you all butt hurt and sobby every time, and drags you through the darkest black hell of depression. fark off, and mind your own goddam business. Maybe we should take down MLK signs, or JFK, or Washington, because they are all dead, and why should i have to be bothered explaining who they were? it makes my fat wallet all sobby.


You sound poor.
 
2014-08-06 06:16:26 AM  
Doesn't Louis CK live there now?  Maybe he can weigh in.
 
2014-08-06 06:20:50 AM  

Fank: Oke, take down all memorials now.

9/11 memorial? Any idea how many tourists come and ask? fark that shiat. Forget the past. It's hard to think about.


Some of the best ideas one sees on Fark are often stated in intended sarcasm.
 
2014-08-06 06:23:37 AM  

Animatronik: Well, if the sign is intended to celebrate this nuns accomplishments and not her death, they can put it somewhere else in the area,she served in Long Island. And hopefully avoid gratuitous comments about 1 percenters coming from the superintendent of highways.


That's kind of my opinion on it. Just posting a sign out there doesn't really do much of anything except for mark the spot of her death. It doesn't show anything about her kind works, her accomplishments, or anything else. A better option would be to have a statue done up in her honor. Heck, they could even leave it out by the roadside as art, although it'd look lovelier in a location that everyone could appreciate (local town square or park, for example).

I get where they're coming from and I think that the wealthy people protesting this are royal d-bags, but I can't help but think that if the nun were to walk into the town right now and give her two cents on this, she'd say that she's thankful for the memorial but that she'd rather they focus their energy on giving back to the community at large rather than on a road sign. Or she'd probably recommend that they memorialize her in a more favorable spot. Or she'd start screaming that the Day of Atonement has arrived and that the dead are now walking the earth, so street signs are irrelevant anyway.
 
2014-08-06 06:54:24 AM  

lohphat: Roadside memorials are inappropriate. People die all the time in various places.

There are places to remember the dead. They're called cemeteries.

Or Detroit.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WEO9M3-L9TQ/ UFEsg9caNCI/AAAAAAAAC7I/IDo5z247 C0Y/s1600/think+sign.jpg

South Dakota puts these up officially at every death spot.
 
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