October 29, 2008

Huffington Post Writer Stabs Ex-Lover 220 Times, Commits Suicide

Boynton, Beach, FL:

A woman who lived with her ex-partner on the city's south side stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, police said.

After committing the crime, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to death in her backyard, police said.


Burger, upset at the disintegration of her relationship and disgusted with the U.S. during the past several years, sometimes talked of moving to Panama or Mexico to start again.

That she had recently lost her job didn't help the bouts of depression she sometimes experienced, said her close friend and confidante, Helen Gale.

But when the Web site The Huffington Post tapped Burger to cover the election from Florida this month, the job seemed to give her renewed focus. Burger burned to write a story for the site's front page and poured herself into the work, Gale said.

This lady obviously had serious psychological issues. The article also states she came to hate the United States "during the past several years."


I wonder how much eight years of the self-induced hysteria we know as "Bush Derangement Syndrome" and the requisite feelings of impotent rage and looming oppression fed into her existing problems.

May God be with both families as they deal with this senseless tragedy.

Update: Perhaps interested in keeping up appearances, the Palm Beach Post has now removed all references to Burger's disgust of the United States.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 29, 2008 09:28 PM

May the Lord be with her family and friends, as well as the family and friends of her victim.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 29, 2008 09:36 PM

It is truly terrible to see some poor soul get to that state of mental wreckage. Lord, please have mercy on her.

Posted by: Tonto (USA) at October 29, 2008 10:11 PM

What a murderer. I regret the passing of the victim and express my condolences to the victims family. I wish both families strength in coming to grips with this evil act and the passing of their respective loved ones.

I'm glad the murderer took her own life. She deserved death.

Posted by: Christoph at October 29, 2008 10:41 PM

There's been lots of talk on the right half of the blogosphere about Lefty moonbats offing themselves if McCain wins.

I guess this one couldn't wait.

Posted by: Joshua at October 29, 2008 10:48 PM

"My gut tells me that it's impossible and that something else is going on," said Helen Gale, Burger's close friend and confidante. "This is just beyond belief."

What is it with lefties and their willful blindspot to the base aspects present in all humans?

It's a horrible tradgedy, but hardly unique.

Posted by: ThomasD at October 29, 2008 10:48 PM
"What is it with lefties and their willful blindspot to the base aspects present in all humans?"

They overlook parents killing their own unborn children (Obama's limited infanticide support notwithstanding)... with all due respect, what the heck do you expect?

Posted by: Christoph at October 29, 2008 10:57 PM

And she was the sane one at Huff & Puff. The rest of the staff had better hire a conservative to guard their backs, they are in for some bad times. Can't wait for the liberal murder/suicide rate to skyrocket when GWB goes back to Tx. Maybe he'll send Huff & Puff and KOS a few pictures of him crusing on his bass boat and send them over the cliff a little faster.

Posted by: Scrapiron at October 29, 2008 11:13 PM

Well, being connected to that lunatic publication HuffPost has to stir suicidal thoughts in all employees, doesn't it? After all, in order to be on the left, doesn't it require a certain level of dishonesty and base satisfaction with harming others? History will likely reflect that the left suffered by low self esteem and the rage that comes with that. I'm sure if I woke one day thinking like a liberal I'd off myself.

Regards to the victim's family. Ffffffttt to the murderer.

Posted by: Sarah Becker at October 29, 2008 11:36 PM

How did a leftie get a gun - I thought they hate them

Posted by: Holdfast at October 29, 2008 11:48 PM

Such a tragedy, but I can't say I am surprised considering there are so many off balanced people congregating at HuffPo. I honestly think that place is bad for anyone's mental health.

Posted by: OxyCon at October 30, 2008 12:12 AM

Huffington Post blogger Carol Anne Burger killed her ex-lover Jessica Kalish on October 22 with 222 stab wounds, on October 21 she was posting two favorable Barack Obama articles on the Huffington Post, see her articles below;

Carol Anne Burger, Posted October 21, 2008 10:57 AM Members Are So Glad It’s Looking Like Obama at GLAAD Happy Hour

Carol Anne Burger, Posted October 21, 2008 06:07 PM (EST) Obama and Swing-State Governors Push Importance of Green Jobs in Palm Beach

How can you take anything this deeply disturbed “blogger” has ever written as even close to being the truth, she was a “Crazed Obama Supporter”.

Bill Warner

Posted by: bill warner at October 30, 2008 12:36 AM

I'm saddened and horrified for the victim who was so brutally murdered. I'm also saddened that the pure derangement and hate from the left in the past eight years has been so jarring, so sick, that my first reaction upon reading about this HuffPo moonbat killing herself was to chuckle. There is nothing funny about any human tragedy, but they have seen to it that I can no longer see them as people I disagree with, but rather, as the enemy. And I hate that the political life in this country has come to that.

Posted by: scott at October 30, 2008 05:04 AM

Cristoph, I certainly understand where you are coming from, but when dealing with that end of the spectrum, I've already written off that aspect of their psyches. The internal contradiction of murdering the innocent simply does not enter into their equations.

To me what that quote shows a person who can't accept that her own limited experiences did not provide her with a complete understanding of the limits of another human's behavior. Not only does she think she is totally incapable of such acts she projects that belief on her associations.

These are the people willing to push the society and our form of government to the very limits in the hopes of achieving their own personal ideals. The notion that things might go badly doesn't seem to cross their minds.

Posted by: ThomasD at October 30, 2008 06:54 AM

Only 220 times from a HUFFPO writer???. Musta been "off focus" that day.

Posted by: markm at October 30, 2008 07:05 AM

BDS claims its last victim. Sad.

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at October 30, 2008 08:11 AM

Not the last, I fear, just most recent. Bush's second term isn't over yet, and there are strong signs the disease has mutated into more deadly parallel strains, PDS, and MDS, that will only grow in intensity over the next four years, starting Tuesday night.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 30, 2008 08:18 AM

More beer for the rest of us?

I'm sort of in the same boat as everyone else, knowing full well that the Lefties dance on the graves of Reagan etc. saying it's their "right" to release their anger when they die, but complaining about our lack of compassion if we do the same.

I could try to be the better person, but work is hard.

So, more beer for us.

Posted by: Hawkins at October 30, 2008 08:38 AM

At least she didn't use a gun. Guns are dangerous!

Posted by: RM at October 30, 2008 08:41 AM

Clearly we need more stringent screwdriver control.

Posted by: RC at October 30, 2008 09:52 AM

“Crazed Obama Supporter”.

Is there another kind?

Posted by: Bandit at October 30, 2008 11:44 AM

Lots of hilarity in the comments here! Classy bunch!

Posted by: angryflower at October 30, 2008 12:40 PM

It's sad. People try to fill that acing spiritual void in their lives with politics, activism, medication, sex... whatever it is... and it ends badly. It's so tragic because the Grace of God is available for any who ask for it. But people still choose misery. It's so sad.

Posted by: V the K at October 30, 2008 12:49 PM

Our remorse should be directed to her victim and his family -- this woman deserves our scorn...she was a selfish egoist who allowed politics to dictate and warp her life.

God will judge her rightly for the evil she has done.

Posted by: Richard Romano at October 30, 2008 12:53 PM

They were not lovers; they were married. Is this divorce same sex style? Huff Po is very a very unhinged group.

Posted by: arch at October 30, 2008 03:31 PM
Clearly we need more stringent screwdriver control.

Very true. We need a 7-day waiting period for all screwdriver purchases, with background checks for all purchasers.


Posted by: C-C-G at October 30, 2008 06:08 PM

Wow At two strokes/sec., assuming she could keep up that pace, she worked her over for almost two minutes. Maybe she took a break and came back later for more. Have we checked the Guiness book for a record?

Posted by: Hugh Beamus Craig at October 30, 2008 07:45 PM

Wow. More than 200 stab wounds. It's like the murder equivalent of ALL CAPS and extra punctuation!!!!!!!

Posted by: lyle at October 30, 2008 11:23 PM

I knew this woman. Carol Ann Berger used to be a reporter for a credit union focused publication. I have talked to her a number of times regarding cu issues. I heard about her suicide a few days ago through other people I work with in the credit union industry. When I read this report last night, I was horrified that she was the murder. The kind of rage that it would take to stab someone that many times is incomprehensible. I just feel sick.

Posted by: obp at October 31, 2008 11:26 AM