Situational Analysis – April 7, 2021

It’s Wednesday already. Today is National No Housework Day. I’ll take it. 

There are nine Republicans running to replace Tanner Ainge on the three-member Utah County Commission. They are: Amelia Powers Gardner, Steve White, Rod Mann, Chris Herrod, Christopher Forbush, Ethan Allen, Robert Stevens, Howard Stone and Walter Parcell. Voting by Utah County GOP central committee members will conclude April 24th. 

5 things you need to know

  1. Did you know that an octupus can leave big red welts if it slaps you? Australian Lance Karlson found that out the hard way
  2. No federal vaccine passport, says White House press secretary Jen Psaki. That doesn’t mean that other countries won’t require proof of vaccination to enter (as some already do). 
  3. Speaking of bystander intervention, passersby stopped a rape because they acted.
  4. Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings died yesterday. Flags at all state facilities in Utah are at half staff in his memory. 
  5. The keto diet may help you avoid Alzheimer’s. No, really. A new study out of BYU found growing evidence the brains in humans with Alzheimer’s disease can’t use glucose well. But they can use ketones. 


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