Reason Columnist Dares Ann Coulter To Drown Him, Posts Address and Directions


Yesterday, we reported that Ann Coulter threatened to track down and “drown” people who were considering to vote libertarian in upcoming elections.  Her comments have created a great deal of controversy, and Reason writer Ronald Bailey hit back today, daring Coulter to come find him, even posting his address and directions to where he could be found.

He posted Google Maps directions, presumably to his home, in a recent column about her threats towards libertarians.


Bailey said in his post that, “In Virginia, I am voting for the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis, this November. So O.K., Ms. Coulter, come give drowning me a try. My home address in Charlottesville is marked on the map. Google Map directions to my house from your digs in Palm Beach are below. See you soon.”

According to Reason:

Ronald Bailey is the award-winning science correspondent for Reason magazine and, where he writes a weekly science and technology column.

Bailey is the author of the book Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution (Prometheus, 2005), and his work was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004.

In 2006, Bailey was shortlisted by the editors of Nature Biotechnology as one of the personalities who have made the “most significant contributions” to biotechnology in the last 10 years.

  • jwmort

    Outstanding! I joined her page so I could comment directly to her minions who were saying “amen” and “I will too.” Who do they think they are trying to intimidate voters – union bosses? I thought unions voted Democrat. Thus proving Democrats=Republicans and Republicans=Democrats.

  • Brett Franklin

    You’re awesome.

  • Peter Castle

    Coulter has been especially off-the-wall this summer. See “Ann Coulter Screws Up Again” at

    Even conservatives are running away from her. See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, at

  • Steven Bannister

    Good lord, are libertarians going to start becoming the humorless, self righteous twits that liberals became 20 years ago? Did any of you ever hear the word HYPERBOLE??? Obviously, Coulter is not actually suggesting that libertarians be drowned, she is using exaggeration to get her point across. (Just as Bill Maher, Dennis Miller and other political commentators/humorists do all the time.)

    This kind of indignant response reminds me of when liberals expressed outrage over Mitt Romney saying “blinders full of women” as if he were LITERALLY talking about women being stuffed into binders. They knew he was talking about women’s resumes of course- but the opportunity to be offended was just too tempting to pass up.

    Memo to my fellow libertarians: Let’s NOT become like easily offended, humorless liberals, OK?

    • Tannim

      Good lord, is Steven Bannister going to start becoming the humorless, self righteous (sic) twit that statists have always been? Has he heard of the phrase, “Don’t sing it, bring it!”? Obviously, Bailey isn’t suggesting that Coulter come try to drown him (or is he?); he is using an exaggeration to get his point across (that advocating murder is both stupid everywhere and a felony in some places). However, Coulter is neither a humorist or funny.

      This kind of ridiculous response (Bannister, not Bailey) reminds me of when statists engage in their usual sideshow of bickering over binders of women, moving out of the nation, Ron Paul’s donors, and other nonsense instead of LITERALLY addressing real problems in the nation–but the opportunity to be distracted into superfluous garbage was just too tempting to pass up.

      Memo to Steven Bannister: threatening people ain’t funny. Realize that someday, OK?