Situational Analysis – February 2, 2021

Happy Tuesday! It’s Groundhog Day – and doesn’t it kind of feel we’ve been living in the 1993 movie since, oh, last March?? Did you know that Punxsutawney has been celebrating GroundHog Day since 1887?? It was the brainchild of local newspaper editor Clymer Freas, who sold a group of businessmen and groundhog hunters—known collectively as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club—on the idea. Spoiler alert: This year we’re looking at six more weeks of winter.  

If you only have time for one thing today, you’ve got to check out this story from CNN. Some of those who attacked the Capitol, yelling that they were there to “Stop the Steal” did not even vote in the election. “One was Donovan Crowl, an ex-Marine who charged toward a Capitol entrance in paramilitary garb on January 6 as the Pro-Trump crowd chanted “who’s our President?” Federal authorities later identified Crowl, 50, as a member of a self-styled militia organization in his home state of Ohio and affiliated with the extremist group the Oath Keepers. His mother told CNN that he previously told her ‘they were going to overtake the government if they…tried to take Trump’s presidency from him.'” And there’s more, including a 65-year-old Georgia man was found in his van with a fully-loaded pistol and ammunition, and a Louisiana man who publicly bragged about spending nearly two hours inside the Capitol after attending Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally…..


31 days to the end of the 2021 Utah Legislature (3/5/21)
71 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
87 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)