Situational Analysis – March 25, 2021

It’s Thursday, March 25 and snow is in the forecast, Just another spring day in Utah. It’s also National Tolkien Reading Day, a day to spend some time with the Lord of the Rings (or any of his 30-some books). This particular date was chosen because March 25 is the day that Sauron fell after the One Ring was destroyed in the fires of Mt. Doom.

5 things you need to know

  1. The state GOP Organizing convention is just over a month away. So far, there are three people who have filed to run for chair: Scott Miller, current SL County GOP chair, Stewart Peay, current Utah County GOP Chair and Carson Jorgensen. Three have also filed for vice-chair: Jordan Hess, Ryan Davis and Austin Cox, who is running with Peay. The filing deadline is next Thursday, April 1 at 5 pm.
  2. Utah Rep. Jon Hawkins had to relearn how to swallow, walk, talk, eat and breathe after COVID-19 almost killed him. Watch his story here.
  3. The Boulder, Colorado shooting suspect appears in court for the first time today. You can watch it if you want to.
  4. Brazil is in rough shape with COVID-19 raging. And, it’s young people who are now gettng severely ill and dying. 
  5. There’s a giant ship blocking the Suez Canal, snarling global shipping and spawning all manner of memes. Here’s just one example. There are so, so many more.

Suez meme


20 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
30 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
36 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
37 days until the Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021)
170 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)