Last month Tracy Spenser posted [this comment](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2005/10/crime-of-the-century.php#comment-11140) on my blog:
Looks like Fumento has made a fool of you again? When are you ever going to learn?
And when are you going to stop encouraging a policy of genocide against people who just happen to have darker skin than yours?
Tracy Spencer was a pop singer in the 80s but our Tracy might be a different person.
Anyway, [as usual](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/category/fumento/), Fumento’s post was full of mistakes, so I corrected them [here](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2005/10/fumento-2.php). In the [first comment](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2005/10/fumento-2.php#comment-11163) John Cross asked:
>Is this the same Fumento who promised:
>”Now I am going to do the worst possible thing you can do to somebody who measures his life by “hits.” I’m not going to write to you again,”
Quick as a flash Tracy replied:
>Actually, not writing TO somebody is indeed not the same as not writing ABOUT them. Last I heard those words were not synonymous. As to Lambert’s assertion that those were INDIAN mosquitoes and not SRI LANKAN ones, the expression “any port in a storm does come to mind.” What? DDT checks their passports? It’s the same type of mosquito; that’s all that counts. From what I’ve seen, any time Lambert strays from John Lott he misses the target. As his blog continues to fade into the sunset he needs to learn the meaning of humility and become a single-issue blogger.
Well, that set off my sockdar — a constant theme of Fumento’s was how insignificant my blog was compared to his own towering eminence. Could he be using a [sock puppet](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_sock_puppet) to pretend that I was too unimportant for him to write to?
I looked up the location of Tracy’s IP address: she was posting from Arlington, Virginia. And what do I find in Fumento’s [biography](http://www.fumento.com/biography.html)?
>Michael Fumento lives in Arlington, Virginia
Hmm. So I emailed Fumento, informing him that [his Technorati rank](http://www.technorati.com/search/fumento.com%2Fweblog) was much much lower than [mine](http://www.technorati.com/search/timlambert.org) and offering to provide some pointers on how to improve his ranking. He wrote back with some reason or other why that didn’t count, but the interesting thing was that his [IP address](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_address) was the same as Tracy’s. It’s a Comcast IP address and Comcast provides one IP address per household, so there can be only one conclusion:
Tracy Spenser is a crazed Michael Fumento fan and is posting from the same house as him. Michael: GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE NOOOOW!!!
**Update:** Now Tracy has been [scrubbing criticism](http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2005/11/fumento-wikipedia.php) from Fumento’s wikipedia page.