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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Back at home, Elly complains about how sports obsessed the old boys club at town hall is.

(Strip 4675, Original Publication Date, 16 September 1986)

Panel 1: Later that day, Elly reminds John that it took Town Council two weeks to approve funding for the new arena while the Sportsplex got funding overnight.

Panel 2: Since she still hasn't figured out that you can't spend the same dollar twice, she laments the fact that when the arts community comes looking for funding, there's not a cent to be had for them.

Panel 3: John says that there might actually be money for them this year before asking when the committee was meeting.

Panel 4: Elly deflates when she says that they meet some time after the World Series and before the start of the NHL season. Since baseball ends AFTER hockey starts, Elly has been given the brush-off and doesn't realize it....yet.

Summary: Given that this is a sort of reprise of Elly's complaint about her television segment was pre-empted for baseball highlights, it's clear to me that Lynn thinks that the whole situation could be resolved in favor of her cause if they could chase all the sports-obsessed little boys out of the halls of governance. The problem is that her 'opponents' can't spend the same tax dollar twice and (since this is the eighties) still thought that stadiums made money for their host city instead of siphoning it out of civic coffers.
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