Nanny state 1, Personal responsibility 0

NannyStateA woman who voluntarily signed a pledge to steer clear of an Ottawa area casino has accused said casino of not doing enough to prevent her from violating the pledge.

The woman, who for all too obvious reasons does not wish to be identified, claims that after signing the pledge, she decided to “take my chances” by returning to the Rideau Carleton Raceway on multiple occasions to play the slots. Now the provincial gaming body, which points out that the self-exclusion policy isn’t actually a ‘policing’ program, is nevertheless testing facial recognition technology (!) as a possible remedy to such complaints. (What, no mandatory DNA sample at the front entrance?)

So let’s get this straight – the woman goes back on her word, then publicly lambastes the casino for not living up to their end of the bargain? Tomorrow’s headline: Woman fails to wipe own arse, blames society for skidmarks. Read more.